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Welcome To American Eyecare

Your optometrists at American Eyecare are committed to providing you with the best, most technologically advanced eyecare services available. We specialize in treating glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, and eye trauma, as well as having a pediatric eye clinic, and a low vision clinic. Our staff is highly trained, and we work with you to make sure you maximize your insurance benefits. We understand that vision and eye health are essential, and great looking eyewear is indispensable. To make sure you look your best, we have a diverse selection of stylish frames for every family member, as well as all the latest contact lenses. Visit one of our four convenient locations and experience the warmth and expertise of our eye doctors and staff.

Our Optometry Department

Focus on Eyeglasses

We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Focus on OCT

We use Optical Coherence Tomography which uses a sophisticated laser platform to capture extremely accurate images of the eye.

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Focus on Contact Lenses

Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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Meet Our Eye Doctors

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Dr. Stacey Carabello

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Dr. Tod Gerhardt

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Dr. Megan Hangartner

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Dr. Kevin Jennings

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Dr. Matthew Ruhl

Testimonials

Feb 13, 2015 – All the staff were great…Margie Neff is a great asset to your company……very patient and knowledgeable.Sherril S.

Feb 27, 2015 – I’m very happy with the direct service rendered by Dr Ruhl – he always explains things to me with patience and care. I don’t like the receipt I receive – I think it is confusing as to how the insurance pays and what I should, as a patient pay – I’d rather see INSURANCE PAYS CUSTOMER OWES make it simple thank you and the office staff in Keokuk is helpful and friendly, the office manager goes out of her way to answer questions

Linda R.

Feb 27, 2015excellent experience. Receptionist was warm and friendly. Assistant was knowledgable and nice. Doctor was prompt, cordial, spoke in laymans terms and was very professional.

Kirk J.

Feb 3, 2015 – The girls are great and friendly but need more candy.

Burton P.

Jan 29, 2015 – Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

W Richard A.

Jan 14, 2015 – No everything was great.

Barb T.

Jan 7, 2015 – I have total confidence in Dr. Gerhardt. He is always kind, thorough and explains things well. I never feel rushed and he always asks if I have any questions or concerns. The staff is always friendly as well. I’ve never had to wait for my appointment which is greatly appreciated. Getting appointment reminders is also a plus.

Tamara L.

Dec 31, 2014 – Everybody was friendly and efficient. There was really nothing that could have be improved. Michael R.

Dec 6, 2014 – Dr Jennings was awesome at explaining my eye issues thanks. Tina B.

Oct 8, 2014 – The staff was friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Ruhl made sure I understood what was going on and listened to what I had to say.

Deborah R

Oct 4, 2014 – I thought everyone was friendly and willing to answer your questions.

Brodrick W.

Q&A with Dr. Carabello

Dr. Carabello Answers Your Eye Care Questions

What can I do to prevent Dry Eyes?

Around the age of 40 people start to experience a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural age related condition in which the eyes have more trouble focusing at near. It a gradual condition that continues to get worse between the ages of 40-65. Someone might experience the feeling that their arms are not long enough or begin noticing they hold things much farther away. They may also complain of blurry vision at near, eyestrain or headaches. This can be corrected with reading glasses, Progressive lenses (no line bifocals), bifocals or contact lenses.There are many things that contribute to dry eyes, and many things we can do to reduce symptoms naturally. In the current digital age, we spend a significant time looking at computer, phone, and tablet screens. When using such devices, we tend not to blink as often, which causes dryness because the tears are not being re-distributed frequently. Following the 20/20/20 rule can improve symptoms – for every 20 minutes of screen time, look at something 20 feet away and blink several times for 20 seconds before resuming your activity. Your diet can also play a role in dry eyes. Eating foods rich in Omega 3 Fatty acids, such as fish and flaxseed, improves the oil component of the tears. Warm compresses can also improve the oil gland function. For the ladies, removing eye makeup every night before bed can reduce the risk of makeup-induced dryness.

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LASIK in Burlington


LASIK at American Eyecare
Experience the freedom your friends and neighbors have gained with LASIK in our Burlington location! Close, convenient, and brought to you by your award winning American Eyecare family.

Burlington Office

2743 Mt Pleasant St
Burlington, IA 52601
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Fairfield Office

2000 S Main St
Fairfield, IA 52556
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Fort Madison Office

2235 Avenue L
Fort Madison, IA 52627
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Keokuk Office

2025 Main St
Keokuk, IA 52632
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