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Eye Clinic

Phone: (515) 282-2362
Location: East Building, second floor (see map)

Broadlawns Eye Clinic has exceptional clinicians on staff that can evaluate your total eye health. We conduct optical assessments for vision, color and depth-perception, glaucoma, cataracts and full retinal evaluations. Our staff provides a full spectrum of care from diagnosis to corrective treatment options. We have three ophthalmologists. Dr. James Lawler specializes in retinal care and offers clinical expertise in eye care for diabetic patients. Dr. Christy Benson and Dr. Christopher Blodi are comprehensive ophthalmologists and care for overall ocular health. Dr. Monique Root and Dr. Jesse Westrum are optometrists who provide comprehensive eye exams, including diabetic eye exams and glaucoma management. Dr. Root also provides low vision evaluations for patients with visual impairments that cannot be corrected with traditional glasses, contact lenses or surgical interventions.

Eye Clinic Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Christy Benson, MD
Christopher Blodi, MD
James Lawler, MD
Monique Root, OD
Jesse Westrum, OD



Family Optical

Phone: (515) 282-3362
Location: East Building, second floor (see map)

Eyewear is often a medical necessity, and the frames become an extension of your personality. 

Broadlawns Family Optical offers frames that meet the needs of your budget and your sense of style. Your eyewear will be custom-fit from a broad selection of frame options. We aim to accommodate your face shape and style preferences.  Bill Slaikeu is the optician for Broadlawns Family Optical.

The lenses are produced locally with the highest quality of craftsmanship at an affordable price.

Family Optical Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. (no appointment needed)


1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314-1597 | Phone 515-282-2200
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