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At One Hour Optical, we believe in the importance of quality eye exams that take a good look into every aspect of your eye health. During an annual comprehensive eye exam, you’ll get an updated vision prescription, and our passionate eye doctor will take the time to get to know you in order to better serve your eye care needs.

Our One Hour Optical Eye Doctor

Our eye doctor cares deeply about the health of his patients and wants to make sure that every person who comes in is completely comfortable and assured that that their individual needs are taken care of. We take a lot of pride in creating a great experience for patients at One Hour Optical, and we want to earn your faith in the quality of our care.

Dr. Robert Powell

Robert Powell, O.D.

Dr. Robert Powell is a native of West Bend, Iowa and is proud to be serving patients here in West Des Moines. Dr. Powell is a family eye care doctor who specializes in ocular disease and pediatric eye care. He makes a point of looking deeply for eye health issues with every patient, quickly identifying solutions, and following through until any problems are solved effectively.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

When you come to One Hour Optical for your eye exam, we’ll evaluate your eyes for any irregularities or signs of disease. Sometimes these risk factors won’t be noticeable until irreparable damage has already been done to your vision. Early detection is vital, because the sooner we detect an eye condition, the sooner we can work toward managing it ourselves or finding you the help you need.

After we’ve assessed your eye health, we’ll update your vision prescription, so you’ll see clearly out of the corrective eyewear you choose.

Contact Lens Exams


Contact lens exams are slightly different from regular eye exams. Glasses sit some distance away from your eyes, while contact lenses are placed directly on the eyes themselves. This distance means that your contact lenses will require a different vision test to get an accurate prescription.

In-House Optical Lab

In-House Optical Lab

One Hour Optical has a lens lab on site, giving us the ability to craft your glasses, ready to wear, on the same day of your appointment if you have urgent needs. Our patients love that they can come to us in a rush and get high-quality eyewear without waiting.

Eye Exams in West Des Moines

At One Hour Optical, we’re dedicated to quality vision and stylish eyewear. When you visit our store, you can rest assured that you’re in great hands with our experienced eye doctor and staff. Give us a call at (515)-758-7356 to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today!