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Brand New Contacts Enhance Your Natural Eye Color Making them Look Brighter, More Youthful, and Defined

Define lenses come with three different effects with varying degrees of impact from light to dark. Natural Sparkle is a good choice for blue or green eyes. Those with hazel or light brown may prefer Natural Shimmer. Dark brown eyes can get a boost with Natural Shine. Define contacts have […]

Considering LASIK? Team Up with Your Optometrist and Gain a Knowledgeable Advocate to Help You Decide Confidently and See Your Best for Years

Have you been dreaming of what it would be like to be less dependent on glasses and wondering about LASIK*? There are so many options when it comes to surgeons and surgery centers. You don’t want to make a haphazard decision when it comes to your sight. But how are […]

Top 5 Mistakes Made Trying to Save Money on Glasses (That Actually Cost You)

Watery Burning Eyes? Spring Pollen Spike Linked to Dry Eye

It seems counterintuitive that watery eyes would be a sign of having dry eye, but tears, redness and irritation are prime indicators. If you have these symptoms, which may seem to get better or worse at different times of day or in different seasons, it’s possible you are suffering from dry eye. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men in the U.S. are afflicted with it. A 5-year study of over 3 million people [...]

When April Brings Red Itchy Watery Eyes

Are you one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies? Besides sneezing, runny nose, and congestion, they can experience red, itchy, watery eyes, and eyelid swelling. Here are some suggestions to get relief.

My Eye Doctor Can See What in There?

Systemic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure can all be detected in a comprehensive eye exam. But that's not all. Try brain tumors. When you hear a real life story like this 16-year-old's, it truly hits home.

Video Story: Bionic Eye Gives Hope to the Blind

It's far from what your imagination conjures up for a bionic eye, but for Larry Hester it's a breakthrough. After being blind for 33 years due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) he received the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. His story is featured in this interesting WebMD video report by Robin Roberts

3 Ways to Protect Your Vision

March marks the first day of spring, the annual Spring Break migration, March Madness, and something you probably didn't even realize. It's also "Save Your Vision Month." So before March has gone out like a lamb, here's a final reminder from the American Optometric Association.

With Screen Time Going Up Shield Your Eyes from Blue Light

We’re all exposed to it. Blue light is radiating from computer screens, smartphones, tablets, TVs, even fluorescent and LED lighting. And we’re using these devices more and more. Yet nearly 3 out of 4 adults […]

How to Be Absolutely Happy With Your Designer Prescription Glasses Choice

There is no shortage of choices when it comes to shopping today. I can admit to exploring my options by a variety of means for a recent purchase--a sofa bed. So what does that have to do with designer prescription glasses? A lot.

It’s Easy to Give Today–On World Sight Day!

It’s no surprise that today is October 9th. It was October 8th yesterday.  But it may be a surprise to know that today is World Sight Day!

The theme for today is No More Avoidable Blindness. There are 600 million people around the world who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because […]

We’re Ready to Help Mt. Pleasant See Life to the Fullest

With construction complete, there was a flurry of activity earlier this year.  Complete EyeCare Center…

…was recognized by the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance (MPACA) for business expansion,
…had a ribbon cutting, 
…and invited the public to tour our expanded and renovated facility and meet our staff during an open house event. 


Today Google Glass Could Be Yours

Starting at 8:00 a.m. (CST) today, Google opened up a limited number of spots in its Glass Explorer program to any adult U.S. resident. (The cost for Google Glass, available on their website, is $1,500 plus tax.)

If you’re not familiar with Google Glass, it’s a wearable device that allows you to access the […]

Giving and Receiving–A National Volunteer Week Thought

It seems there are “weeks” for everything from the serious to the unusual. In fact yesterday was not only part of “National Volunteer Week”, it was the end of “aPaws International Pooper Scooper Week”. (How did I miss that?!)  National Volunteer Week is intended to inspire, recognize, and encourage service to […]

Could You Read an Entire Novel in a Day?

An intriguing new app, called Spritz, has the potential to dramatically boost your reading speed. You can try it here. What do you think? Would you like reading books this way?

Here’s how it works:

1. It eliminates saccades–eye movement between words.

2. It only presents what’s comfortably in focus in your sharpest […]

Wine, Chocolate & Much More!

The Main Street Mt. Pleasant Wine & Chocolate Walk and our Open House are still on for 5-7 PM tonight. Looking forward to seeing you then! We don’t get to celebrate 25 years every day!

+ Complimentary wine tasting featuring Airport Road Vineyard

+ Assorted cheeses & meats from Ray’s Specialty Meats

+ […]

Google Developing Contact Lens to Monitor Glucose in Diabetic’s Tears

This week Google made an announcement about their project to develop a way for diabetics to monitor glucose levels without repeated daily finger-pricking and blood sampling.  Though still far from being market-ready, the prospects being developed by researchers are interesting.

Google is developing a contact lens with the ability to measure […]

Best Vision Store in Henry County!

The Mt. Pleasant News recently asked its readers to vote for their favorites in Henry County. Complete EyeCare Center was again named the Best Vision Store!

Thank you for your loyalty and confidence. We appreciate this special recognition from people in our home community so much.

Before you buy your next pair […]

Eyewear With A Memory

Titanium: It’s found in spacecraft, surgical instruments, the body of a laptop, and the grill of a football helmet. It’s extremely lightweight and strong. And it has memory!

It’s also the secret to the durable eyewear called flexon. Not only are they feather light, you can actually twist or bend […]

Why Do Optical Illusions Work?

Simply put, your eyes and your brain can perceive things differently.  Here are some fun optical illusions that will mess with your eyes.  They’ve come a long way from the vase and face profiles, or old lady young lady illusions! Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean.

It’s Time for Your Child’s Eye Exam

It’s no coincidence that August is Children’s Vision and Learning Month.  One of the best things local parents can do to prepare their children for school and learning is to schedule an eye health and vision examination with Dr. Olson. The American Public Health Association estimates 1 of every 4 […]

Dr. Olson’s Tanzanian Adventure – Eyeglass Clinics and More

Dr. Olson and his wife, Lisa, were part of a Tanzanian mission team that gave away over 8700 pairs of glasses! See some great photos of Tanzania and it’s people and hear their story here.

Or click here to view this photo book

Patrick Dempsey Wears Silhouette Frames & You Can Too!

Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s Anatomy is wearing Silhouette’s Titan Minimal Art–The Icon. Stop in our office to try on Silhouette drill mounted frames yourself. They come in a variety of lens shapes, colors, sizes for men and women, and are oh so light and comfortable. Take a behind the scenes […]

New Eyewear Gallery is Open!

We’re pleased to tell you that we moved into our new Eyewear Gallery Monday, March 4th!  Before we were done our Eyewear Consultant had already helped our first patient find a beautiful and flattering new frame, appropriate for both her lifestyle and her prescriptive needs.

The new hutches, glass, LED lighting, […]

Dr. Oz Knows Optometrists Can Detect Life-Threatening Conditions

Do you know what Dr. Oz knows?

MS. Diabetes. High Blood Pressure. High Cholesterol. Melanoma.

These are just some of the things that can be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye health examination from Dr. Olson.

In this television segment Dr. Oz shows Optomap images (like we use) to illustrate two systemic conditions that […]

Winter Weather Advisory affects Office Hours

We’re following our patient’s lead…they all cancelled this afternoon due to the Winter Storm Warning.

The Complete EyeCare Center office closed at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, so the staff can make it home safely before road conditions worsen.

(Those Winter Wonderland banners downtown are becoming more and more relevant.)

Weather Announcement for Complete EyeCare Center

The snow has begun and all our patients requested earlier exam times today.  Because of the anticipated snowstorm, and for the safety of our staff, we have decided to close our office early.  Please stay in and keep warm!
We will be closing at 4:30 PM today, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Seeing Things Differently

Here’s a different perspective–the view from the new rooftop of Complete EyeCare Center’s  eyewear gallery, which includes Mt. Pleasant’s City Hall, watertower, and Veteran’s Club (the former police station.) Here workers are beginning the complex process of marrying the old and new roof.

Healthcare, interiors, technology, and patients have changed in the 19 years since […]

Neighbors – The Mt. Pleasant News

Complete EyeCare Center is located in downtown Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, across the street from City Hall, one block from the town square’s park and retail shopping, and just down the street from the Mt. Pleasant News office.

We were pleasantly surprised to see that Brooks Taylor, of the Mt. Pleasant News, made the stroll down […]

Groundbreaking News!

Patients and staff in the Complete EyeCare Center office on Tuesday, August 21st, couldn’t help but notice that something big was happening!  Excavation began for our new Eyewear Gallery expansion project.  

We’ve outgrown our existing space, and are investing in improvements to provide the Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding area with even better eyewear […]

An Eye Care Practice of Firsts in a Community of Firsts

Today KCRG-TV9 features Mount Pleasant, Iowa as a community of firsts.  (Tune in daily for the morning, mid-day, 5 PM  or 6 PM news to see local feature stories.)  Complete EyeCare Center has contributed to making Mt. Pleasant a community of firsts.  Here’s how:
Mt. Pleasant had the first Optomap Retinal Imaging technology […]

Mount Pleasant Showcased to SE Iowa

This is the week! KCRG-TV9 from Cedar Rapids is featuring Mount Pleasant.  For more info go to KCRG’s  Our Town Mt. Pleasant webpage   Tune in daily for the morning, mid-day, 5 PM  or 6 PM news to see local feature stories.  We’re pleased to be one of the corporate sponsors of this […]

“Our Town” Mount Pleasant to be Featured on TV!

Did you know Mount Pleasant is going to be featured on KCRG-TV9 (Cedar Rapids) next week? The’ll have feature stories on their morning and 6 PM news and will showcase “Our Town” during a one hour special. They’ll also broadcast live from Mount Pleasant on Friday. Be sure to tune […]

This Summer Think About Your Child’s Eyes

Make a summertime note to self….Don’t wait until August to think about the kid’s annual eye exams. Call us at 319-385-9534 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Olson today!


Heart Health is Linked to Eye Health

It’s February, the month of hearts–because of Valentine’s Day but also because it’s Heart Health Month.

So why is an eye doctor talking about heart health?  Because some undetected heart health issues can be identified in the eye.  And some systemic problems that contribute to heart disease may be detected in their early stages during an eye […]

Complete EyeCare Center Named “Best Vision Store!”

Thank you, neighbors, for honoring Complete EyeCare Center as the “Best Vision Store” in Henry County! This distinction is the result of a survey of Mt. Pleasant News readers done in November 2011. We are so thankful for the encouragement. It inspires us to keep improving so we can serve […]

Instant Savings on Glasses and Exams Here

A round trip from Mt. Pleasant to Coral Ridge Mall costs $58.17 in gas and vehicle wear-and-tear. This according to the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance and the “Look Local First” campaign.*  I don’t know about you, but that makes me stop and think.  And it should!

There’s no need to […]

Before Ritalin, Before School, See Your Optometrist

The New York Times Health page featured an article about 9-year-old Raea Gragg a few years ago. Unfortunately her story is not uncommon. A child has a vision problem that goes undetected for years. In the meantime that child is labeled and treated for a learning disability or behavioral disorder.

Many well-intentioned professionals are unaware that some visual disorders share several common symptoms with […]

October Facebook Check-In Deal Benefits Those in Need

Complete EyeCare Center will donate $5 to Optometry Giving Sight for each facebook  check-in during October (our goal is $500.)  This is one way we’re participating in the World Sight Day Challenge.

$5 can provide an exam & pair of glasses to someone in a developing country, and that can transform […]

Your Number One Optometrist and Optical Center!

Thank you for again naming Dr. Olson the Burlington Hawkeye Readers’ Choice #1 Optometrist!

And we are pleased to announce that Complete EyeCare Center was also ranked as the #1 Optical Center!

We are so grateful for all our patients and for the confidence you have placed in us.  This award means a […]

Cutting Edge Contacts Are Great News for Active People!

Are you compromising your active lifestyle because of your current contact lenses?  Have you been told you couldn’t wear contacts?  It’s time to take another look!

Regular soft contact lenses are not designed to correct astigmatism.  If you have astigmatism and wear them you’ve been  experiencing blurry, inconsistent vision–definitely a source of frustration […]

Why facebook?

Complete EyeCare Center has a facebook page.  You can find it at 

So what?

People who “like” our page will have some unique opportunities.  Right now, they have the abilty to request appointments online.  There’s also a place to write a recommendation.  Soon there will be special deals for our facebook fans when they check-in to […]

80% of Visual Impairment is Avoidable

According to World Health Organization estimates:

80% of all visual impairment can be prevented, treated or cured
Top causes of visual impairment: refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma
Top causes of blindness: cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration
About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low […]

More Frames, More Savings, More Style!

On Saturday, March 26, 8 AM -1 PM at Complete EyeCare Center you get

Fifty-off fun fashionable frames

Tasty Tazza Bella treats

(& you could win a $50 gas card!)

 See the new collection of Koali, Oga and Lightec frame designs for men and women at our annual Trunk Show.  Each spring we bring […]

3D TV & Movies May Reveal Hidden Vision Problems

3D is making a comeback.  You’ve seen it in movies and heard about it for television.  This March, Nintendo will even introduce a 3D handheld gaming device.  Nintendo will be recommending that children under 6 should not use the device in 3D mode. Why? thinks the company is likely being cautious because of a lack of research on […]

Anyone Can Develop Glaucoma

Anyone can develop sight-threatening glaucoma.  It’s the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. But an eye doctor can detect it before significant vision loss begins.  Glaucoma occurs when pressure inside the eye slowly rises, and this leads to optic nerve damage and vision loss.  During […]

Thinking Bigger–World Sight Day Challenge

Having visited our practice you know that we care about our patients and about protecting your vision.  We are also concerned about people around the world who lack access to vision care. Because of this, Complete EyeCare Center is participating in the World Sight Day Challenge.

The World Sight Day Challenge is a […]

Logos Mac Giveaway

Once in a while there are resources or opportunities you shouldn’t keep to yourself.  Are you familiar with Logos Bible Software?

Logos Bible Software is giving away thousands of dollars of prizes to celebrate the launch of Logos Bible Software 4 Mac on October 1. Prizes include an iMac, a MacBook Pro, […]

Lenses for Every Day

Transitions® everyday lenses can help you through your busy day. This dynamic eyewear is designed to be worn indoors and to automatically adapt when outdoors to give you a more comfortable viewing experience while protecting your eyes from damaging UV light.

Click below for a video demonstration of how Transitions® lenses […]

3-Story Eyeball Sculpture Coming to Chicago in July

For a CNN story on this unusual piece of public art click here.  Need we say more?

Vision Research Links Nutrition to Macular Degeneration

June is Vision Research Month.  The American Optometric Association website features an excellent summary of one of the most important vision research findings in recent years.  Because of the AREDS studies Dr. Olson recommends supplements to certain at-risk patients.  The AOA article follows:

In the last 20 years, eye health research has linked […]

What Does that FAAO Mean Anyway?

You may have noticed it.  When we refer to our doctor we sometimes call him Christopher P. Olson, OD, FAAO.  But what’s that FAAO part all about and why is it part of his professional name?

The letters stand for Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  FAAO credentials behind an […]

Dr. Olson in Cast of Upcoming Theatre Production

An upcoming theatre production will feature Mt. Pleasant performers, including Complete EyeCare Center’s Dr. Christopher Olson, portraying a historic court trial with Mt. Pleasant ties.   The prosecutor in the case was George B. Corkhill of Mt. Pleasant, who graduated from Iowa Wesleyan in 1859 and was District Attorney for the […]

Could Your Child’s “Learning Disability” Be A Vision Problem?

Does your child…

…have a short attention span?

…find it hard to concentrate on reading?

…get headaches or blurred vision when using the computer?

…avoid homework?

…tire easily when reading?

…suffer eyestrain?

…get car sick?

…get labeled as an “underachiever”?

The answers to these questions may indicate the need not only for vision correction in the form of eyeglasses […]

Sports Eyewear Protects and Performs

Did you know?

Approximately 72 percent of sports-related eye injuries occur in people younger than 25 years and approximately 43 percent occur in children younger than 15 years.  (Source American Optometric Association.)

Nearly all of these injuries could have been avoided with proper eye protection.   At age 23 I learned this lesson […]

Keeping on Top of Things

The entire Complete EyeCare Center staff just attended the Iowa Optometric Association’s annual educational meetings. Not only did they learn about many of the latest developments in eye health care and technology, they enjoyed the fellowship, and the opportunity to network with other professionals from across the state and […]

Dr. Olson Appointed to 11-member Accreditation Council

Christopher Olson, OD, FAAO, of Complete EyeCare Center in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, has been appointed to the national Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).  Dr. Olson serves the public as part of this 11-member Council “…to establish, maintain and apply standards to ensure the academic quality and continuous improvement of […]

From Edgy Urban Cool to Luxury – Frame Event Savings Are For All

Our once-a-year eyewear event is something patients don’t want to miss. Maybe it’s because of the $50 savings, the greatly expanded selection of ultra-fashionable frames, or it could be the door prizes & refreshments!

Stop in  Saturday, March 6th, between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to save $50 on the full […]

Optovue Excellence is Right in Your Back Yard

When it was featured on Good Morning America in May 2007, the Optovue RTVue spectral OCT  was one of only 100 worldwide.  As soon as May 2008, Dr. Olson was introducing that same instrument to his patients in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, at Complete EyeCare Center.

The GMA reporter was “able to […]

How You Can Save 50% On Eyewear

Most of us are trying to get the most value for our dollar these days.  That’s why we want to make sure you know about our Second Pair Savings.  You’re entitled to 50% off your second pair of prescription eyewear when it’s purchased on the same day.  Not quite ready […]

The Buzz About Koali Frames

A significant number of visitors to our website find us from across the country because they are interested in Koali frames.  They recognize excellent quality and design when they see it!  We are currently working on a way to help serve those people who cannot visit our southeast Iowa office in person.

Koali designers are inspired […]

Should I Consider Lasik?

It’s a question we’ll be glad to help you answer.  Dr. Olson can evaluate whether you are a good candidate for LASIK* vision correcting surgery, and will make a referral to an experienced, trusted surgeon.  We provide the pre-operative and post-operative LASIK care right in our office.  So this is […]

Optomap Featured on “The Doctors” TV

Many eye problems can develop without you knowing.  You may not even notice any change in your eyesight.  But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.  […]

Your Appointment Time – New and Improved!

Current patients may be wondering what’s going on.  Some have recently received a letter notifying them that we’ve updated their appoint time.  There are some positive changes underway at Complete EyeCare Center and we are doing all we can to keep our patients informed.

We recently implemented a new patient schedule. […]

The RAGBRAI Gear Deal!

All summer until RAGBRAI, buy a Rudy Project Sunglass Kit and get a free backpack or duffel, free cycling helmet, free spare lenses, free hat & free T-shirt.  The value of the free gear alone is $250, but you get it all for only $220.  On Fridays we’ll pay […]

Koali Frames Featured at Complete EyeCare Center

Koali, Oga, Lightec…these frame lines were featured at our annual Fashion EyeWear Event, but are available in our eyewear gallery throughout the year.  By stopping in our office both men and women will find unique, fashionable frame designs inspired by the natural world.  Some even feature real wood components.  (You […]

Here Comes the Sunwear

It’s a sunny day in Mt. Pleasant, at least for now!  During this spring’s activities I’ve been thankful for a good pair of sunglasses, whether I’m driving, doing yard work, or watching a high school tennis match.  What a difference it makes in my comfort and enjoyment!  If you are […]

It’s InfantSEE Week!

You’re invited to help protect your baby’s eyes with a no-cost eye assessment.

Governor Chet Culver has declared InfantSEE Week as Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27, 2009.  If your infant is six to twelve months old, this is the perfect time to schedule an InfantSEE eye assessment with Dr. Olson–at no […]

12,000 Athletes Can’t Be Wrong

What do Jan Ulrich, Erik Zabel, Michellie Jones, Chris McCormack, Hot Wheels, the Subaru Factory Team, Prime Alliance, Jelly Belly, Team Rossignol and Telekom have in common?  They are just a few of the 12,000 high profile athletes wearing Rudy Project products.  Come in to Complete EyeCare Center to see […]

It’s Time for New Sunglasses – March is Save Your Vision Month

If there’s one way you can save your vision over your lifetime, it’s by wearing good quality sunglasses now.  Whether it’s summer or winter, sunny or overcast, ultraviolet exposure can damage your eyes.   Premature cataracts, the clouding of the lenses, and macular degeneration are the greatest concerns.  UV damage has […]

Improve Performance With the Right Sunglass Tint

Sport-specific performance in sunglasses comes down to tint, which should filter enough of the right kind of light to reduce brightness and eyestrain, without filtering out what you actually need to see to perform well.  Our Eyewear Consultants can help determine what lens colors will work best for you.  Here […]

Get Geared Up for the Outdoors With Performance Sunglasses

If you’re serious about seeing and performing at your best, take a look at Rudy Project sunglasses.  We have recently added the collection in our office.  So whether your interests are biking, snow or water sports, fishing, racket sports, golf, or driving, they combine sport and style in a way […]

$50 Rebate With SynergEyes Hybrid Contacts

Dr. Olson has been successfully fitting a revolutionary new contact lens called SynergEyes.  It is a hybrid lens, with a rigid center, and a soft lens skirt.  It allows for the best of both worlds–crisp clear vision and all-day comfort.  Whether you are near or far sighted, have astigmatism or […]

Has it Really Been a Year?

You’ve broken out the new calendar, or at least turned the page to a new year.  Are you wondering where 2008 went?  None of us seems immune to this syndrome, perhaps a sign of the busyness of our culture.  So, it should come as no surprise that you’ve probably underestimated […]

Weather Related Announcement – Office Closed Friday, 12/19/08

Due to the severe ice storm in our area, travel is not advised.  No patient appointments were scheduled today so we have decided it is safest for our staff and patients that the office be closed.  If you have an eye health emergency requiring medical attention please call 319.385.9534.

Easier, More Convenient, Appointment Reminders by E-mail or Text!

Do you find that you are relying more on electronic communication and less on the telephone lately?  I know I have noticed this trend in my own situation.  It’s convenient, less intrusive, and fast.  We recognized that our patients could easily benefit from streamlining our appointment confirmation process.  If you […]

At Complete EyeCare Center We Are Giving Thanks for You!

Thanks to all of you, our patients and friends who have placed their confidence in us.  We consider it a privilege to serve you and help with all of your eye health care needs.  We know we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you!  Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Dr. Olson […]

Win Prizes Fast With Main Street Mt. Pleasant Promo at Complete EyeCare Center!

You can rack up holiday shopping savings very quickly by purchasing your eyewear at Complete EyeCare Center’s downtown Mt. Pleasant, Iowa office.  Not only that, you could win a prize valued at $300 or more!  We are participating in Main Street Mt. Pleasant’s “Get Punched” promotion, which starts November 3rd, […]

Sharing “Wild Eyes” Leads to Sore Eyes

If your Halloween costume includes theatrical contacts, like Wild Eyesâ„¢ brand lenses, make sure you keep in mind that all contact lenses are medical devices.  They must be prescribed by an eye doctor because if they are not properly fit, or are worn improperly, they can cause serious eye problems.  […]

Eye Color Insights — What is Most Common?

The colored part of your eye, called the iris, is what controls the amount of light that is allowed to enter the eye.  When your eyes dilate, the iris retracts and the central opening, or pupil, enlarges, letting more light in.  This automatically occurs when you are in darkness, and […]

“Jordy Glasses” Give Active Low Vision Patients Freedom

Video magnifiers utilizing closed circuit television are a wonderful aid to people with low vision, but because of their large size they aren’t portable.  One unique product, the “Jordy”, can be worn like glasses for portable use, and can also be placed in a stand at home or work and […]

Wish You Didn’t Have to Wear Glasses? Consider CRT vs. Lasik

Ever wished you didn’t have to wear glasses or contacts, but find the idea of refractive surgery a bit drastic or expensive?  People who would like all the advantages of not wearing glasses or contacts during the day, but are reluctant to have refractive surgery (such as Lasik) are finding […]

Sarah Palin’s Glasses, Celebrity Glasses Set Trends

How can we not mention the recent craze to get frames like VP nominee Sarah Palin?  It’s fascinating to see the celebrity phenomena impacting the eyewear industry.  One thing it confirms is that frames are as much a fashion item as they are medical device.  Gone are the days of […]

And the Survey SAYS…Hawkeye Readers Favorite Optometrist is Dr. Christopher Olson

Remember the once popular game show Family Feud?  Before the show, 100 people were asked a question and their top answers were tabulated.  During the show, contestants tried to guess how they had answered.  Knowing the most popular answer would earn the most points.  Excitement mounted as the host dramatically shouted “…and the […]

Better Technology Means Better Patient Outcomes

A new instrument gives Complete EyeCare Center patients a distinct health advantage.  The RTVue OCT* creates ultra-high speed high resolution 3-D scans, maps and images of the eye.  It can even allow Dr. Olson to visualize discrete layers of the retina.  This is the first instrument to provide such high resolution capabilities.
What does this […]

New Hope for Macular Degeneration Patients

Most people have heard of macular degeneration, or know of someone with the condition.  It is the leading cause of blindness for those 50 and older.  The macula, which is the center and most sensitive part of the retina, thins and in some cases bleeds.  The result is gradual loss […]

Dr. Olson Awarded for Commitment to Education

Dr. Christopher Olson, of Mt. Pleasant, is one of only 3 optometrists in Iowa to receive a respected national award, the American Optometric Association’s 2008 Continuing Optometric Recognition Award.  The other two Iowans practice in Elkader and West Union.

The award is given to doctors of optometry who […]

School Sighs & Eyes

Amidst the sighs of children, the back-to-school messages have begun.  When you begin thinking about school supplies and sports physicals, don’t forget to make sure your children’s eyes are healthy.  During a child’s first 12 years, approximately 80 percent of all learning comes through vision!

Dr. Olson wants your children to have a positive […]

All Vision Plans are Not Created Equal

Our pledge:  We won’t compromise when it comes to caring for you.  (You don’t have to either.)
Some vision plans sound great on paper to employers, and they may not realize that the plan sacrifices quality of care for their employees, our patients.  Unfortunately, this is how some other providers are able to participate […]

Wouldn’t You Like to Have High-Definition Vision?

Dr. Olson Leads Iowa in Offering Patients iZon Customized Lenses
Until now, there was nothing your eye doctor could do to identify or address tiny imperfections unique to your eyes.  As the first practitioner in Iowa with a Z-View Aberrometer, Dr. Olson is able to detect microscopic abnormalities in the eye […]

Looking for Eyewear?

See our Products page for links to frame and lens photos and manufacturer’s information.  Better yet, stop in our office and our knowledgable Eyewear Consultant will help you find the very best choice for your prescription, lifestyle, face shape and coloring, and personality!

Interact Club “See-Saw for Sight” at Complete EyeCare Center Aids India’s Blind

Mount Pleasant High School students recently paired up in a relay to keep two see-saws active for five hours, motivated by the knowledge that their efforts will help restore sight to the blind in India.  A MPCHS Interact Club service event, See-Saw for Sight was held May 17, […]

New Website for Our Patients in Mount Pleasant, IA

We’re glad that you’ve found our new website!  Thanks for your patience as we develop it into what will be a useful and informative site.  We’re looking forward to enhancing your experience with our office by offering the convenience of 24-hour resources online.   So, when you’re home after a long day at work […]

Fashion Eyewear Event & See-Saw for Sight

Fresh, funky, fashionable frames
Tasty, tempting, treats,
Desirable, don’t-miss, door prizes
See-sawing, smiling, students
Koali Eyewear Event for Men & Women


MPCHS Interact Club’s See-Saw for Sight

ONE DAY ONLY…Saturday, May 17, 2008, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Your Eyes Are Like A Window to Your Health

Our eye health exam can be an early detector of serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Shouldn’t you schedule your annual eye exam today?  Just call 319-385-9534.  Our friendly staff will be glad to help you.