One Hour Optical has been proudly serving Iowans since 1975. Locally owned and operated in West Des Moines, we take care of all your eye care needs whether you’re in a bind or need routine vision care.

At One Hour Optical we want to provide you with a range of options to fit your budget. We vary in price from the most affordable yet stylish selection, to high fashion, name brand frames.

In addition, One Hour stocks a large selection of lenses-single vision, lined bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses – so even the toughest of prescriptions can be ready for you in about an hour.

If you are in need of an eye exam for glasses or contact lenses, our Dr. of Optometry will provide you with a comprehensive eye exam Monday – Saturday.

Our opticians work with you to find the best style for your face and price for your budget. We’ll work our hardest to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Dr. Robert Powell, O.D.

Dr. Robert Powell, O.D. grew up in West Bend, Iowa. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Inter American University School of Optometry. He received the Student Affairs Leadership Award for serving on the National Board of Trustees for the American Optometric Student Association, and continues to remain active with the American Optometric Association at both the national and state level. Dr. Powell has extensive experience in family eye care, specializing in ocular disease and pediatrics. He recently moved back to Iowa from Colorado with his wife and toddler, and enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, golfing, and fishing.


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