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Specializing in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy

Dedicated Eye Doctor in Ankeny -
Child and Family Vision Center

Dr. Erik and his staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care and eye exams for the whole family. At Child and Family Vision Center, we offer specific optometry services for vision therapy, which can impact your child’s reading, learning, school grades and sports performance.

Our office also offers neuro-optometric rehabilitation for anyone suffering from the affects of a concussion, a stroke and other forms head injury.

We believe that comprehensive eye care is a key factor in keeping your eyes healthy. Our eye doctor and expert staff takes the time to discuss and answer any questions you might have and supply you with the most up-to-date information for excellent eye health.

Call today to book an appointment with Dr. Erik Romsdahl and receive the quality attention that you deserve.

What Makes Child and Family Vision Center Unique?

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Children's Eye Care In Ankeny


Dr Erik has vast experience in providing eye exams for children and ensuring their eyes are healthy and working correctly.

Undetected or uncorrected vision problems can cause children and teens to suffer academically, socially, athletically and personally.

If your child has any reading, learning or attention difficulties, it could due to a vision problem requiring vision therapy or wearing eyeglasses from our fun range of kid's optical.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams


Our optometrist will look after your entire family like one of our family by ensuring you receive the highest level of eye care and comprehensive eye exams.

Is reading or a computer screen difficult to see clearly, you may have presbyopia. Don't worry, this only means you needs eye glasses, which you can choose from our huge range of frames.

We can also provide you with the latest contact lens designs, sunglasses and optical lens coatings.

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Dr. Erik Romsdahl

I grew up near Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I graduated from Iowa State and went to optometry school in Memphis. After graduating from the Southern College of Optometry, I did a one-year residency in pediatric vision care, vision therapy, and vision rehabilitation. I moved back to Iowa after completing my residency in 2011, and opened Child and Family Vision Center that same year.

I currently live in Ames with my wife, Kristie, our two boys Izak and Konnor, and our two cats Walter and Dr. Claw. In my free time, I enjoy watching Iowa State football and basketball, the Bears, and riding my bike in preparation for RAGBRAI every year.

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Vision Therapy In Ankeny, Iowa

Succeed with Vision Therapy

Poor visual skills can hinder your child's ability to succeed in school and sports. A customized program of vision therapy develops and enhances their visual skills, which leads to increased visual comfort and accurate information processing.

Vision therapy could the solution you have been searching for.

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Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

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Restoring Vision, Balance, and Quality of Life

Have you experienced dizziness, double-vision or a reduction in your quality of life after a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other neurological incident? Effective visual function can only occur when the eyes and brain work together as a team to focus, track and perceive the world in motion around us.

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation helps patients retrain the brain and eyes to work together so you can get back to living your live to the fullest.

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Patient Reviews


Very helpful and kind! Explained the different options for treatment and really listened to my concerns.
- Sarah B.
Hours & Location

We have convenient hours and are easy to find!

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At Child and Family Vision Center, we not only offer comprehensive eye exams and prescribe glasses or contacts, but we take our time to listen to your story and develop a complete picture of your ocular and medical history. Your eye health and peace of mind are important to us.