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Meet the Optometrists

  • Dr. Terry D. Huseman

    Dr. Terry D. Huseman graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He has practiced here since 1987. Dr. Huseman is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association. He is therapeutically certified to diagnose and treat eye diseases. Dr. Huseman is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys golfing as well. He and his wife, Donna, have two children, Allison and Jacob.

  • Dr. Kelly J. Soults

    Dr. Kelly J. Soults graduated cum laude from the Univeristy of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry. She has practiced here since 2003. Dr. Soults is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association. She is therapeutically certified to diagnose and treat eye diseases.

  • Dr. Allen J. Blume

    Dr. Allen J. Blume graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1975. He is a former faculty member at the School of Optometry in the Medical Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was also clinic director at the Jackson Eye Institute, a medical/surgical eye clinic in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently a memeber of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association; he was IOA president in 1992-93. Dr. Blume practiced in Mason City and Fort Dodge during his tenure in Iowa and has been at our office since 2005. Interestingly, Dr. Huseman started his professional career working with Dr. Blume in Mason City.
    Dr. Blume has been very active in medical education during his career and provided numerous lectures and clinical training programs throughout the US and Canada. He has also contributed multiple journal articles to optometric literature and was a contributing author in “Clinical Management of the Vision System”, a textbook used in most optometry training programs.

    Dr. Blume has always had a particular interest in glaucoma, retinal diseases and bifocal contact lenses. He and his wife live in West Des Moines and enjoy their children, grandchildren and sporting activities, particularly billiards and golf.

  • Dr. R. Todd Brown

    Dr. R. Todd Brown, a Colfax native, is a 1991 graduate of The Illinois  College of Optometry.  He has been practicing in the Cedar Rapids area for twenty years.  Dr. Brown is excited to return to the Des Moines area with his family and join Huseman EyeCare.  Dr. Brown primarily works at the Valley West office.  Dr. Brown is married to Marriane, a Des Moines native.  They have two teenagers, Rachel and Grant.  They are very involved in the kids activites including football, swimming and wrestling.

  • Dr. Katherine Kemmerer

    Dr. Katherine R. Kemmerer graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2012.  She grew up in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Kemmerer is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association.  She is therapeutically certified and trained to treat eye diseases.  Dr. Kemmerer is married to Tom, an Iowa native.  She enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her many nieces and nephews.

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Merle Hay Office - 515-278-1653

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:20 am-5:30 pm

Sunday:

11:00 am-4:30 pm

Valley West Office - 515-224-9681

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:20 am-5:30 pm

Sunday:

11:00 am-4:30 pm

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Had an exam yesterday, everyone was very nice. I also had my rowdy 3yr old and they were so patient as he was very curious to what was going on, they had crayons and paper for him. Dr. Katie was who I saw and she explained everything so well I had no problem understanding what she was telling me. I was impressed with how quickly I was able to see her since this was my first visit and check in went quickly. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a comfortable atmosphere."
    Ashley B. Des Moines, IA
  • "I decided to get my eyes checked on a whim while I was at the mall and they were able to fit me in. The tech who worked with me worked quickly yet carefully. Dr. Brown was very kind, professional, and knowledgeable."
    Rachel S. Urbandale, IA
  • "Super friendly, helpful and efficient staff and Dr. Brown is always great to work with. I am very happy with the care and services at this office."
    Beth R. Waukee, IA

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