Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday until 6:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Optical Only)

Your Locally Owned Johnston Eye Care Center

Optometry Services

We believe personalized, professional and friendly service is what is expected from your eye doctor. Our care starts with your phone call and ends with you having the best information necessary to make informed decisions about your eye care and related products.

Dr. Erin Wilkens is a Therapeutically Licensed Optometrist providing full scope eye care to all ages. She is licensed to prescribe glasses, contact lenses, prescription eye drops and prescription oral medications.

Our services to Johnston and the surrounding communities include the following:

Primary Eye Care

Dr. Wilkens provides comprehensive eye examinations for all ages. During this exam we will not only determine your prescription for glasses or contacts, but also check the health of the eyes starting at the front with the eyelashes and ending at the retina in the back of the eye. In addition, Dr. Wilkens will check for signs of any eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

Emergency Care

Dr. Wilkens accepts emergency walk-in appointments and is on-call after hours. 

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are medical devices available through prescription only. Dr. Wilkens has access to a multitude of lens materials, designs, and modalities. From dailies to custom-made multifocal contacts we have an option for most patients who are interested in wearing contacts. We also have manufacturer rebates available when you purchase your year's worth of lenses… up to $100 back or more!

LASIK and Cataract Surgery Co-Management

Dr. Wilkens has partnered with premier surgeons in the area to coordinate your care for both LASIK and cataract surgery. We are up-to-date on the current technology available for surgery and feel confident sending you to one of our partners.  For your convenience, your post-operative visits are done here with Dr. Wilkens.

Ocular Disease Detection and Management

With modern technology we are able to detect, treat and follow many eye diseases from the earliest onset of signs and symptoms. Dr. Wilkens has a network of top specialists in the Des Moines area she may refer to if necessary. She is therapeutically certified to prescribe appropriate medications if necessary.

Digital Retinal Imaging

As the saying goes..."A picture is worth a thousand words," and that can't be any more true when dealing with your eye health. Our state of the art digital retinal camera captures clear images of the back of the eye. These images give Dr. Wilkens a wealth of information about your eyes AND your overall health status. Early changes due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even diabetes can be detected by looking at the back of the eye.  The images can then be compared to each other over time to see any progression or changes. This is an invaluable tool that has advanced our standard of care.

Optical Department

We pride ourselves on having a large selection of frames for all ages. No appointment is necessary to stop by and try on some new frames to update your look! We use the latest lens designs and materials to make sure you can see as clearly as possible out of your new glasses. We also have options for safety frames and sunglasses.

Hours of Operation






9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm:

9:00 am - 1:00 pm - optical only

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