What Makes Downtown Eye Unique

Downtown Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care for your entire family – including children! We provide eye exams for routine vision care as well as ocular medical conditions.

We have an optical shop with a wide selection of frames including designer brands and the latest technology in digital lenses. Downtown Eye Care is located on the skywalk level in Capital Square in the heart of downtown Des Moines at 4th and Locust.

Barbara E. Evans, MD, Jeffrianne S. Young, MD, and all of Downtown Eye Care’s professional staff 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:

General Ophthalmology, including Comprehensive Eye Exams, Cataracts, Glaucoma treatment including laser treatments, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eyes and Other Eye Diseases. Fits contact lenses including multifocal lenses and astigmatism lenses.

Education:

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

Residency:

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

Accreditations:

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
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Interests:

Barbara E. Evans, MD 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. She considers her staff to be her “work family”. She enjoys reading and vocal music.


About Jeffrianne S. Young, MD

Jeffrianne S. Young, MD (Downtown Eye Care)Clinical Specialties & Interests:

General Ophthalmology, including Comprehensive Eye Exams, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eye Conditions, and Other Eye Diseases.

Performs Surgery including Cataract surgery, traditional and premium intraocular lenses (Toric and Multifocal IOLs), glaucoma lasers and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) micro-stent surgery, glaucoma laser surgery, eyelid and brow surgeries.

Special interest in Cosmetic Procedures including aesthetic eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, Botox™, Fillers and Medical-grade sunscreen and facial rejuvenation skincare products.

Education:

B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Residency:
Internship in Internal Medicine, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts
Ophthalmology Residency, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Yale-School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

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

Professional Memberships:
Past President, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
Committee Member, OPHTHPAC, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Des Moines Ophthalmic Society
Member, Iowa Medical Society
Member, Women in Ophthalmology
Member, Yale Ophthalmology Society

Interests:
Jeffrianne S. Young, MD is a passionate advocate for education, music, and the arts. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.


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) 281-0902 today and make an appointment with Barbara E. Evans, MD or Jeffrianne S. Young, MD.