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At Child and Family Vision Center, Dr. Erik Romsdahl and our entire Ankeny optometry team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. As an optometrist in Ankeny, our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, Dr. Romsdahl and our team of optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Our Ankeny optometrist also offers glasses, contact lenses, and vision therapy.

Eye Exams

Dr. Romsdahl and the Child and Family Vision Center team take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly exam, our Ankeny patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at 515-964-7541 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Lenses

Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Ankeny staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our Ankeny optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling 515-964-7541. They are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.


Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Child and Family Vision Center, Dr. Romsdahl provides pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call 515-964-7541 today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a program of prescribed activities to help address vision issues that can impact vision in ways glasses can not fully correct.  These vision problems can impact reading, learning, and day-to-day functioning. Dr. Romsdahl is residency-trained in vision therapy and vision rehabilitation. Vision therapy can help correct things such as crossed eyes (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), tracking (eye movement) issues, focusing (accommodation/clarity of sight), and eye coordination (convergence problems). Signs of these type of issues are headaches, variable blurry vision, double vision, problems keep your place when reading, and quickly fatiguing or becoming frustrated.  A comprehensive eye exam is the only way to detect these conditions.  Call Child and Family Vision Center to schedule an exam to determine if vision therapy is right for you.