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Meet our optometric team in Ankeny, Iowa. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Meet Dr. Erik Romsdahl - Optometrist Near You

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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.


Simone Hurley

Vision Therapist

After graduating from New York University with a degree in Education, I taught in Special Education for over 30 years, giving me the opportunity to work with pre-school to college age students, with and without disabilities. This allowed me to acquire many different techniques for working with both children and adults. It was my wish to continue working with children and adults in an environment where I can actively make a difference in their life. Working as a Vision Therapist at Child and Family Vision Center allows me to enjoy the excitement and reward of witnessing the benefits that Vision Therapy can offer both to a young learner’s experience, as well as those regaining their abilities after a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Vision therapy give me the opportunity to help eliminate vision issues which might be holding them back from achieving their full potential and goals.

Having dealt with many types learning and attention issues, I have a niche for finding creative ways to accommodate vision therapy activities for my patients. My goal has always been to help my patients reach their goals, in a supportive space and have fun while doing it! 


Child and Family Vision Center in Ankeny

Child and Family Vision Center provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Ankeny. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Child and Family Vision Center aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.

Please call the office at 515-964-7541 when you arrive for your appointment; due to staffing limitations, we want to make sure we're available to help you.

Since we are a healthcare facility, we do require masks for all staff and visitors.


Due to social distancing and staffing limitations, we are asking you to schedule a time to pick up your glasses or get them adjusted.

If you or anyone in your household is ill or has knowingly been in recent contact with someone who has COVID, please call us to reschedule your appointment.