After reviewing new recommendations from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, we have decided to resume routine and follow-up eye exams in addition to providing emergency eye care. Elective surgeries (cataract, eyelid, and laser vision correction) can also be scheduled. However, if you are elderly or have medical conditions that make you more vulnerable to complications from coronavirus, it may be in your best interest to postpone your eye exam to a future date. We are resuming our normal business hours, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except Fridays when we may close early. Please call us at 515-225-2566 with any questions.

We want to make you aware of changes to our clinic policy to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our staff. First of all, we will be seeing fewer patients in order to maintain social distancing in our waiting rooms. Unfortunately, this means that we may not be able to get you in for your exam as soon as you would like. Secondly, we will be asking you a series of questions the day before your exam to make sure you are at low risk of having Covid-19 at the time of your exam. We will also be checking your temperature when you arrive at the clinic. All staff will be wearing masks, and we would like you to wear one as well (please bring a mask if you have one). Hand sanitizer will be available, and we would like you to use it when you enter the clinic.

In the exam rooms, we will be taking extra time to make sure all surfaces are disinfected between every patient exam. Our waiting room and entrance doors will be disinfected frequently.

This is a challenging time for all of us. Unfortunately, we don’t know when this pandemic will end. Until then, we will do our best to care for your eyes while adhering to these safety guidelines. Thank you for your continued understanding and support. We wish you good health and good vision.

The Doctors and Staff of Physicians Eye Clinic

We Have One Clear Vision…Deliver the Best in Eye Care!

Since 1980, Physicians Eye Clinic has served Central Iowa by delivering outstanding, comprehensive eye care. We strive to provide each patient with a personalized, thorough exam, and take the time to answer all questions. We care about you and your eyes!

Physicians Eye Clinic is an established team of highly trained, experienced, caring ophthalmologists and staff in West Des Moines, Iowa. As medical doctors, we provide the full spectrum of eye care — from routine eye exams and emergency eye care to eye disease management and surgery.

Physicians Eye Clinic Team

Our Team

The knowledgeable and compassionate doctors and staff at Physicians Eye Clinic provide top-notch medical and surgical care. We adhere to the highest ethical standards to deliver quality vision health.

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Cataracts affect the vision of millions of Americans. When needed, we perform state-of-the-art cataract surgery. Our post-operative cataract patients are managed by the board-certified eye surgeon who performed the surgery, rather than co-managed by an optometrist during the post-operative period.
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Contact Lenses

Ordering contact lenses should be simple and easy. Order your contact lenses from Physicians Eye Clinic’s direct contact lens line 515-225-1730.  You will be notified when your contacts are in and waiting for you at our front desk.

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Laser Vision Correction

Ready to see the world without glasses or contacts? Find out if laser vision correction is right for you.
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Addressing Vision Needs

Your eye health history and your vision concerns are important to us. We take new patients and appreciate your referrals.

Our physicians provide a wide range of vision services:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Advanced Diagnostic Testing
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Dry Eye
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Exams
  • Children’s Eye Exams
  • Lasik and Refractive Surgery
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What Patients Say

  • Heidi T. Avatar

    5 star rating We were traveling through town and my dad had a hurt eye. It was the day after Christmas, we called in the morning, and despite being completely full, they were still willing to work him in for same-day appointment. We were very impressed with their willingness to help us, and Dr Kounkel was great

    Heidi T. 12/26/2017
  • Christine Holcomb Avatar

    Physician’s Eye Clinic is the only place I trust with my eyes - one of my most valuable assets! The staff are courteous, professional, caring and the physician’s are the best! Look no further if you are looking for the best eye care for your eyes - Physician’s Eye Clinic is the best!

    Christine Holcomb 4/03/2018
  • Doug S. Avatar

    5 star rating These guys have a great staff and I have a great doctor I would highly recommend physicians Eye clinic they would love to see you do you get it it was a joke we need to laugh

    Doug S. 2/19/2020
  • Mike A. Avatar

    5 star rating I was having trouble reading the script that runs across the bottom of my tv.
    I knew something was up and I asked my medical doctor if he knew of any good eye doctors. (I had gone to one in the area and I felt like it was more of an assembly line that I was subjected to). He said he had heard good things about Physicians. I checked out their website and found they were all ophthalmologists. I called and made an appointment with Dr. Hassan. Two days later I walked into their office and was quite impressed. I was greeted and made to feel welcome. After a short wait, I was taken back and had some tests (all done by the same person). When Dr. Hassan came in he did some more tests on me and discussed the results of what they had found. He then said he wanted a couple more tests which we did. He then told me that I needed glasses and the I had a cataract on each eye. He wanted me to come back the following day so we could make a plan of action. When I came back he ran a couple more tests. We then talked about if I wanted to go the direction of wearing glasses or if I wanted the cataracts removed. I asked lots of questions about both options and he took his time and gave me lots of advice. I never felt pressured or rushed (like I did at my old eye clinic). I am still thinking about what path to take but I really feel good about my options and about my decision to go to Physicians.

    Mike A.

    Mike A. 12/23/2020
  • Angie H Avatar

    Very friendly staff. The office was very busy the day I was there but my wait time was minimal. My doctor was very attentive and willing to take the time to answer all my questions. Overall, I would certainly recommend this office as they provide excellent care. Upon check in the staff were extremely helpful with insurance questions I had.

    Angie H 2/21/2018