Complete EyeCare Center, Christopher P. Olson, OD, FAAO

301 W Monroe St, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641

Phone: 319.385.9534 (24 hour phone)

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Watery Burning Eyes? Spring Pollen Spike Linked to Dry Eye

By |May 7th, 2015|

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

By |April 15th, 2015|

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.

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

By |May 15th, 2014|

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. 

We’ve since caught our breath.

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Giving and Receiving–A National Volunteer Week Thought

By |April 8th, 2014|

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 others.

Volunteers give of themselves and […]

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

By |April 25th, 2013|

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

Seeing Things Differently

By |September 27th, 2012|

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 we opened the doors at […]

Heart Health is Linked to Eye Health

By |February 24th, 2012|

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 exam.   

Undetected high blood pressure can […]

Your Number One Optometrist and Optical Center!

By |September 15th, 2011|

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 lot to us as we […]

Cutting Edge Contacts Are Great News for Active People!

By |August 23rd, 2011|

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 and compromised performance during daily […]

Anyone Can Develop Glaucoma

By |January 22nd, 2011|

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 every eye health exam we […]

Vision Research Links Nutrition to Macular Degeneration

By |June 22nd, 2010|

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 diet and nutrition with a […]

Dr. Olson in Cast of Upcoming Theatre Production

By |April 13th, 2010|

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 District of Columbia at the […]

Keeping on Top of Things

By |March 29th, 2010|

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 nation.

Ongoing education will always be […]

Optovue Excellence is Right in Your Back Yard

By |October 31st, 2009|

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 get access to one”, and […]

Should I Consider Lasik?

By |July 23rd, 2009|

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 a great place to start […]

It’s InfantSEE Week!

By |March 23rd, 2009|

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 cost.  

“I encourage parents across Iowa […]

Has it Really Been a Year?

By |January 9th, 2009|

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 how long it’s been since […]

At Complete EyeCare Center We Are Giving Thanks for You!

By |November 27th, 2008|

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 and the staff of Complete […]

Dr. Christopher Olson’s Awards, Service, Education, Interests

By |October 30th, 2008|

“Jordy Glasses” Give Active Low Vision Patients Freedom

By |September 23rd, 2008|

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 used with any monitor.  This […]