Meet the Optometrists

  • Dr. Terry D. Huseman

    Dr. Terry D. Huseman graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1985. He has practiced at the Des Moines location 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 has always had particular interest in glaucoma, and eye diseases and their relationship with general health. He is particularly interested in nutrition, vitamins and functional medicine as a foundation for health and treatment. Dr. Huseman is an avid outdoor enthusiast; enjoying exercise, hunting, fishing, farming, gardening and golf. He and his wife, Donna, enjoy time with their two children, Allison and Jacob. In the office 'I am committed to providing the most thorough eye health care examination available and will work hard to achieve your confidence in your care here.'

  • Dr. R. Todd Brown

    Dr. Todd Brown, a Colfax native, graduated from the University of Iowa in 1987 and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1991. Dr. Brown practiced in Cedar Rapids upon graduation and relocated to Des Moines and joined Huseman Eye Care in 2012 to be closer to his family. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association. He is therapeutically certified to diagnose and treat eye diseases. Dr. Brown specializes in fitting contact lenses with a particular interest in bifocal and astigmatism fittings. He also has special interest in co-managing cataract and LASIK patients. He looks forward to taking the time to listen to your eye-care needs and working hard to find the best solution. Dr. Brown, along with his wife Marianne, have two children. Rachel is a third grade teacher in Oskaloosa and Grant is a biomedical engineering major at the University of Iowa. In his free time, Dr. Brown enjoys following the Hawkeyes and spending time outdoors with his yellow lab, Maggie.

  • 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 practices full-scope optometry with a particular interest in fitting specialty contacts lenses such as scleral lenses for keratoconus and multifocal contact lenses. Outside of the office Dr. Kemmerer enjoys cooking, hiking, travelling and spending time with family. She is married to Tom, an Iowa native, and they have a young daughter, Chloe. 

  • Dr.
    Hanna Kim

    Dr. Hanna L. Kim graduated from University of Missouri, St Louis College of Optometry in 2011. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has completed her residency in Primary Care, Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation. She is therapeutically certified to diagnose and treat eye diseases. Dr. Kim was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army in 2012, and has had the honor of serving the eye-care needs of soldiers, family members and retirees for 6 years before settling in Iowa with her husband, Paul. She is thrilled to be a part of the Huseman EyeCare team. The Army has given her the opportunity to practice in many different settings ranging from large medical hospitals like Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state, mid-size clinics in Germany, to field clinics in Kosovo. Dr. Kim practices full scope optometry and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of visual sequelae from traumatic brain injuries and enjoys seeing pediatric patients. In her free time she enjoys cooking, playing the violin and spending time with her family.

  • Dr.
    Jill Eggers

    Dr. Jill Eggers graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 and Southern College of Optometry in 2009. While an optometry student, Dr. Eggers was involved in many activities including leading the Iowa Optometric Student Association and Sports Vision Society, as well as participating in medical mission work with Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity. Dr. Eggers started her career in Colorado and practiced for 3 years in the Loveland and Longmont areas of northern Colorado. She then returned to central Iowa where she has had diverse experience working at a refractive surgery center, an ophthalmology practice, as well as private and corporate optometric practices. Dr. Eggers has been providing care at Huseman Eye Care on a part time basis since 2017. Dr. Eggers especially enjoys diagnosing and treating ocular diseases, as well as providing education and preventative eye care for all ages. In her free time she enjoys helping out on the family farm in Marshall County, cheering on the Cyclones, traveling, reading and practicing amateur photography.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

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:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday:

CLOSED

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:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday:

CLOSED

Valley West Office : 515.224.9681

Our offices are conveniently located in the Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines and the Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Merle Hay Office : 515.278.1653

Our offices are conveniently located in the Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines and the Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    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.

    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.

    Had an exam yesterday, everyone was very nice. I also had my rowdy 3-year 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 atmospher

    Ashley B.

    I was able to schedule a same day appointment which was very convenient. The technician was very helpful and explained all the tests that were performed. Dr. Brown was fast, efficient, and very through with my eye exam. I will continue to trust Huseman for my eye health.

    Marqui B.

    It is always a pleasant experience working with Dr. Soults and Dr. Brown at the Valley West clinic.

    Shane O.

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