Although our practice has ancestry dating from the 1950’s, Vision Center, P.C. was actually incorporated by Dr. David Dick and Dr. Jack Thatcher in 1973 in downtown Muscatine on 2nd street.
In 1976 Dr. Mark Mather joined the practice and then in 1984, Dr. Davis was added to the team and the clinic outgrew its boundaries. In 1990, a new clinic was built at 1700 Park Avenue which quadrupled the size of the practice. In 1993, Dr. Toni Eller joined the practice, and Dr. Chris Scholz was added in 1999. 2012 saw the addition of Dr. Jed Burkey to the group.
Our satellite clinic in Tipton was incorporated in 1987 and Wapello began in 1993.
Your vision and health of your eyes are the primary concerns of the doctors and staff. We are committed to providing the best quality of care and service to you, while offering the latest in technology to measure the prescription of your eyes for spectacles or contact lenses. Our office has always put an emphasis on a thorough “medical” eye evaluation of your entire ocular system with the goal of enhancing your vision for life.
The first things you see when you walk through Vision Center, PC’s front doors are the smiling faces of our receptionists. Whether you’re stopping by to pick out frames, visit the business office, or have an appointment with one of our doctors, our friendly “welcoming committee” is dedicated to getting you checked in and where you need to be in a timely manner. When you call to make an appointment, our receptionists will work with you to find an appointment time that fits your schedule, and can usually get you in the same day if needed-and will ALWAYS get you in ASAP in case of an eye emergency such as “Pink Eye”, loss of vision or eye injuries. If our receptionists can’t answer your questions, they’ll find someone who can.
Our Patient Care department boasts customer friendly staff that will welcome and assist you through your exam. Our exam testing is based on the comprehensive medical eye health model. We try to make your eye exam easy and relaxing by using state of the art technology to measure your eyes. We have equipment that can measure your eye in seconds that will give us an accurate estimate of the prescription of your eyes, making it less stressful on you answering which is better, choice one or two! We can now measure eye pressure without drops or puffs of air. We work closely with our doctors to answer questions and assist with refilling your ocular prescription medications and drops. And finally, our office is equipped to comfortably examine all ages, from wheelchair accessible exam rooms to special equipment designed to measure infants.
Now for the fun part-updating your eyewear! Whether you are picking out stylish polarized sunglasses, or a new pair of trendy computer glasses for the office, or want the latest lens technology for avoiding glare when driving at night, our board certified opticians are here to assist you in making the right decision. We have lenses for your specific occupation or hobby and will measure the size of your face and eyes to assist you in picking out a lightweight and comfortable frame that you will enjoy wearing. Choose from over 1000 different styles in all sorts of materials from titanium to rare exotic woods! We are able to offer a full line of digital high definition progressive lenses that offer a much wider reading area. If you like sports, hunting, motorcycling or fishing, we can provide a specialized product to meet your needs, including custom tinting capabilities. And feel free to take advantage of our free repair services for whenever you need adjustments, lock-tite screws or warranty coverage. You can order contact lenses through our department over the phone, or purchase them on-line through our website. Feel free to visit our optical department at any time-no appointment is necessary-and be sure to check out our evening and Saturday hours! How to choose the right frame for your face
Vision Center, P.C.’s Business Office and Eye Doctors in Iowa wants to make sure each patient receives courteous service and the best value possible. With insurance becoming more complicated, our trained staff will help answer your questions on coverage with your particular plan. Our friendly and caring staff will file your claims for major insurance plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Tricare, Humana and many others. . If we are not on your insurance panel, we can assist you with forms to get paid “out-of-network”. Vision Center P.C. also takes major credit cards, debit cards, checks and we offer Care Credit, a healthcare credit card that allows users to make payments for six months, interest free.
When you complete your visit at Vision Center, P.C. our Business Office strives to send you on your way with a smile on your face and the feeling that you have truly received the finest care.