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Eye Care Answers – Eye Doctor in Le Mars, IA

Answers to Your Eye Care Questions

Every day, we answer dozens of question about eye care. With new developments in the field of optometry occurring all the time, it can be hard for most people to know how they can take better care of their vision. There are many simple steps you can take to protect your eyes. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about eye care or about our practice. Just give us a call: (712) 546-6868 .

Frequently Asked Patient Questions
Q. Are you employed by Wal-Mart?
A. No. I am an independent doctor of optometry who chose to locate my practice at Wal-Mart, which is my landlord. I make no income from selling glasses or contacts, only from providing comprehensive exams and treating ocular disease.

Q. How can your fees be so much lower than other eye doctors? Will I receive a quality exam?
A. We provide a thorough exam with the most advanced diagnostic instruments to evaluate your vision needs and uncover any other ocular conditions that may go undetected if not regularly monitored. I received my doctor’s degree after the same four years of training that all optometrists receive and was licensed to practice by the state after extensive testing. We can offer lower fees because our overhead is lower operating here, and we are able to keep busy seeing patients all day because of our convenient location.

Q. How much does an eye exam cost?
A. A comprehensive eye health and vision exam starts at $58. A basic contact lens exam starts at $78. If you have astigmatism or need bifocal correction and want to wear contact lenses, there is a modest additional cost. If the primary reason for your exam is a medical eye problem, we then bill your medical insurance for the office visit.

Q. Will I receive a written prescription after the exam? Will the prescription be accepted anywhere?
A. We will supply a written prescription and summary of your exam as you leave the practice.The prescription is valid anywhere in the U.S.

Q. I had an eye exam a little over a year ago, and my vision seems fine. Why do I need another exam?
A. We think it is important that all of our patients receive an annual eye exam. Your vision can change over a 12-month period. A regular check-up enables us to uncover any sight-threatening ocular conditions that can develop, unnoticed by you.

Q. Will you accept my insurance plan?
A. For the convenience of our patients, our Le Mars optometrist accept most vision plans for whatever portion of the examination cost the plan covers. Please tell me your insurance company so that we can confirm your coverage.

Q. Why does it cost more for a contact lens exam?
A. We do additional testing with contact lens patients to measure the curvature of the eye to ensure that we prescribe the lens that optimizes fit and comfort. We also do an evaluation after you have worn the lenses for a given period to make sure there are no complications.

Q. Aren’t all contact lenses the same? Shouldn’t I just buy the cheapest ones?
A. They are not all the same. The contact lens companies spend millions of dollars every year to improve their lenses and regularly introduce new and better technology. You wouldn’t want to buy a five-year-old computer. For the same reason, it’s best to keep current and wear the latest and best lenses. Right now the companies are introducing new lens materials that allow much more oxygen to pass through, making them healthier to wear and enabling people to wear them in comfort for 14 hours or more per day. We recommend these new materials to most patients, even though they cost a little more, because we think they are better for their eyes in the long run.

Q. Will my contact lens prescription allow me to buy any brand of lens I want?
A. Your prescription is for a specific brand of contact lens that my examination and experience tell me is best for your vision and ocular health.

Q. Is it safe to wear a contact lens with a small tear in it?
A. A torn lens can damage the delicate outer tissue of your eye and lead to serious infection. If you tear a lens and do not have a replacement, come into the office right away and we will provide, at no charge, a lens that you can wear until your new supply arrives.

Q. Does Wal-Mart make high quality glasses? Because they cost less, will they last as long and let me see well?
A. Wal-Mart will custom-make your glasses in one of its six ultra-modern optical labs, using top quality lens and frame materials, which the company constantly seeks to upgrade. Because of Wal-Mart’s buying power and operating efficiency, you receive top-quality glasses at an everyday low price.


These are just a few of the questions about eye care that we receive every day. We hope that if you have any concerns about eye care or want to have your vision checked, you will make an appointment with our eye doctor near Orange City and Cherokee right away. Many serious vision problems can be prevented when revealed in a regular eye care check-up. Don’t delay when it comes to your vision.

Our Optometrist – Eye Doctor in Le Mars, IA

Dr. Becky DeRuyter, the optometrist at Advanced Eye Health, makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit and eye exam as comfortable and effective as possible. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care.

Dr. Becky DeRuyter

Dr. Becky DeRuyter

I am a highly trained and experienced doctor of optometry:


I am originally from Rock Valley, Iowa, as is my husband, David.  We are fortunate to have two wonderful children, Emma, who was born in 2006, and Ian, who was born in 2008.  Our family loves spending time outdoors and exploring new places.



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Dr. Becky DeRuyter – Optometrist in Orange City, IA

Dr. Becky DeRuyter
Eye Doctor – Orange City, IA

The Eye Care Team at Advanced Eye Care in Le Mars welcomes residents of nearby Orange City and Cherokee. It’s important to have regular eye exams whether or not you wear eye glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Becky DeRuyter, your Orange City Optometrist, will take care of all your eye care needs:

  • Eye Exam near Orange City – it’s important to have a comprehensive eye exam once a year. Diring your annual vision testin our eye doctor will check your general eye health and make sure that there are no signs of any eye diseases.
  • Contact Lens Fitting – considering giving up your eyeglasses? Dr. Deruyter offers complete contact lenses eye exam and fitting.
  • Diabetic Eye Care – if you suffer of diabetes, you should visit our eye care specialist more often. People diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of eye diseases and blindness
  • Macular Degeneration Exam
  • Pediatric Eye Care – our friendly doctor has years of experience treating toddlers and pre-school children.
  • Cataract Exam
  • Eye Allergy Treatment
  • Glaucoma Exam
  • Lasik Surgery – for more information about Lasik vision correction surgery please contact us on (712) 546-6868!

Looking for an Optometrist in Orange City?

Dr. Becky DeRuyter’s eye clinic in Le Mars is conveniently located to offer our comprehensive eye care services to residents of Orange City and Cherokee, IA. Using only cutting edge technology and techniques, our Orange City Optometry Clinic will help to improve and preserve your vision so you can see and feel your best.

Contact Lens Services

At Advanced Eye Health our Le Mars eye doctor offers a large selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs. Learn more about Emergency Eye Care Services.

Contact Lens Fitting & Exam In Le Mars & Orange City, IA

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Our optometrist prescribes the following array of state-of-the-art contact lenses:

  • Daily Disposable Lenses
    • Fresh, clean pair every day. Never need cleaning.
  • Continuous Wear Lenses
    • Wear up to 30 days and nights.
  • Disposable Lenses
    • Wear for two weeks to a month between replacement.
  • Soft Toric Lenses for Astigmatism
    • Disposable lenses that correct astigmatism.
  • Bifocal and Multifocal Soft Lenses
    • Disposable lenses that correct both near and distance vision.
  • Color Contact Lenses
    • Soft lenses that change or enhance eye color.
  • Gas Permeable (Hard) Lenses
    • Lenses especially for irregular corneas, including high amounts of astigmatism

For More Information on Eye Exams for Orange City Call our Le Mars Eye Doctor at 712-546-6868