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Eye Clinic

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 two ophthalmologists. Dr. James Lawler specializes in retinal care and offers clinical expertise in eye care for diabetic patients. Dr. Christy Benson is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, performing surgery and caring for overall ocular health. Dr. Root is an optometrist who provides comprehensive eye exams, including diabetic eye exams and glaucoma management.  She also provides low vision evaluations for patients with visual impairments that cannot be corrected with traditional glasses, contact lenses or surgical interventions.  Dr. Benson and Dr. Root perform contact lens fittings.

Medical Providers include:

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

Broadlawns Family Optical

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.

Eye Clinic and Family Optical Hours:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

To schedule an eye appointment, call the Broadlawns Eye Clinic at 282.2362.

Walk-In appointments are welcome at Broadlawns Family Optical Shop.  
To reach the Broadlawns Family Optical Shop, call 282-3362. 


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