OUR TEAM

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Dr. Kelly Jansma

Hi there!  This is Dr. Kelly Jansma - I am the owner and optometrist here at The Eye Company.  I have been honored to provide comprehensive eye care for the families of central Iowa for the past 13 years.  In 2016, I opened my own clinic in Ankeny where I live with my family.

I am passionate about providing the highest quality eye care and my priority is providing you with the most clear and comfortable vision for your lifestyle including your occupation, hobbies, and activities.  During your exam, I will take time to discuss all of your visual demands, how you use your eyes, and discuss any concerns you have about your eyes or vision.  I love utilizing technology and your comprehensive exam includes a digital refraction to determine your prescription, a visual field screening to test peripheral vision, a digital examination of the external and internal ocular structures, and digital retinal images to monitor the health of the back of the eye.

My favorite part of being an optometrist is the long-term, meaningful relationships with patients of all ages and I love seeing patients back year after year and hearing about your life and how your eyes are doing.  Any time you have any concerns about your eyes or vision, I want you to contact me at The Eye Company.  I am here to help you with anything related to your eyes and am on call for after hours eye-related emergencies.

I am committed to providing exceptional eye care and eye wear for you and your family and am looking forward to the opportunity to be your eye care provider.

 
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Dr. Megan Petersen

Hello!  I’m Dr. Megan Petersen and I am thrilled to be joining Dr. Kelly Jansma at The Eye Co. to provide exceptional eye care for the families of Ankeny!

I am originally from north-central Iowa and grew up on a farm outside of Algona. I graduated from UNI and headed south to Memphis, TN to attend Southern College of Optometry. After graduating from optometry school, I completed a disease-based residency that involved patient care at the Memphis VA Hospital, Memphis Church Health Center, pediatric exams with the Memphis City Schools, and was a clinical preceptor to students at Southern College of Optometry.

My family and I moved back to Iowa after I completed my residency in 2012 and we chose to start roots in the Ankeny community where we still currently live in the Boulder Brook neighborhood.

My husband, Brian, is proud to be an educator in the Ankeny Community School District as a 5th grade teacher at Westwood Elementary. We have 3 amazing kiddos – Graham, Landon, and Blythe. They certainly keep us on our toes! I love spending time outside being active with my family, reading books, and cheering on the Cyclones and Panthers!

My favorite part about practicing optometry is meeting new people each and every day and giving them their best vision. I am so excited to join the team here at The Eye Co. and I look forward to meeting you!

 
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Laura -Optometric Assistant

Laura has over 5 years experience in the optical industry. She enjoys the one on one time with patients, helping them pick out the perfect personalized frame that is not only comfortable but stylish! Laura is great at helping patients feel comfortable in their optical experience. 
Laura's favorite part is when patients notice her outside of work, and say Hello! 
"That's when you feel like you are where you're supposed to be in your career!"
Outside of work, Laura absolutely adores her time with her family as well as being outdoors, fishing, and reading. 
Laura's motto is "Enjoy the little things!"

 
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Katie -Optometric Assistant

As a proud graduate of Ankeny High School and Iowa State University, Katie is delighted to serve the community she calls home.  With more than 5 years of optical experience, Katie is committed to helping patients see their best and feel confident in their eyewear.  Katie believes that wearing glasses is an opportunity to express your personality and showcase your sense of style!

Katie is a Certified Paraoptometric and an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Opticians Association of Iowa.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys singing with the Des Moines Choral Society, going to concerts, traveling, kayaking and spending time with her family and friends.