Our Practice

Barbara E. Evans, M.D. has been an ophthalmologist for 28 years.  She owned her own practice for 25 years and most recently practiced at Downtown Eye Care in Capital Square located in downtown Des Moines, IA.  In August 2020, she joined the ophthalmology staff at Physicians Eye Clinic in West Des Moines.

Dr. Evans provides comprehensive eye care for your entire family – including children age 4 and older! She performs eye exams for routine vision care as well as ocular medical conditions.

We are thankful for the opportunity to provide for your family’s eye care needs. We recognize that you have a choice of where to go to care for your eye health, and are committed to exceeding all of your expectations!

About Barbara E. Evans, MD

Dr. Barbara Evans, MD Ophthalmologist at Downtown Eye Des Moines, IAClinical Specialties and Interests:

Routine Eye Exams for Adults and Children Age 4 and up, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eyes and Other Eye Diseases

Special Interests: Glaucoma Treatment including Laser Surgery, Contact Lenses including Multifocal/Bifocal Lenses and Astigmatism Lenses, Family Eye Care.


Hoover High School, Des Moines, Iowa
B.A. Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa: Valedictorian
M.D. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa


Transitional Internship, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Ophthalmology Residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa


License: Iowa State Board of Medical Examiners
Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Maintenance of Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships:

Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
Des Moines Ophthalmology Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Polk County Medical Association
Recipient Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society                          Volunteer Physician Network, Polk County Medical Society                          Eye Care America Public Service Program Volunteer, American Academy of Ophthalmology


Dr. Evans strives to take care of her patient’s needs with compassion and a cheerful attitude. Laughter and smiles get our staff through a busy day and reassure our patients that we enjoy taking good care of them. In her free time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, reading and vocal music.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

When it comes to the eye care needs of your family, you deserve to be in expert hands! Call (515) 225-2566 today and make an appointment with Barbara E. Evans, MD.