Eye Doctors in Independence, IA

Eye Doctors in Independence, IA

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We Have Moved!

From: 1310 1st St W, Independence, IA

To: 2000 Swan Lake Blvd Suite 1, Independence, IA.

Advanced Family Eye Care is a leading eye doctor in Independence, IA. We are located at 2000 Swan Lake Blvd Suite 1, Independence, IA 50644 – near Swan Lake, just off highway US-20, exit 248.

We see patients residing in Independence and surrounding areas including Oelwein, Jesup, Brandon, Walker, Rowley, Quasqueton, Winthrop, Troy Mills, Masonville, Hazelton, Dunkerton, Lamont, Fairbank, and Strawberry Point.

Our Independence eye clinic has been offering our community leading comprehensive eye care services in a family-friendly environment since 1979. We have two experienced doctors, Dr. Carrie Kearns, OD and Dr. Brad Boyle, OD onsite offering services including routine eye appointments, contact lens fitting/sales, eyewear, prescription fillings, vision therapy, eye vitamins, and eye condition diagnosis/treatment.

We have wide appointment availability and accept most major insurance and managed vision care plans, including VSP and EyeMed

At Advanced Family Eye Care Independence, we believe eye health to be paramount to one’s overall wellbeing. We dig deep to assess our clients’ overall eye health and develop individualized solutions in a comfortable and family-friendly environment. That’s what makes us Eye Care Beyond Prescription.


Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–5PM
Friday 8AM–3PM
43 Years

Of serving our community with leading eye care

Advanced Family Eye Care was started by the late Dr. R Doran Espe in 1979 in Independence, IA. He provided medical eye care for the town of Independence for many years and is still loved by patients today. 

Meet the Optometrists

Dr. Carrie Kearns, OD

headshot of dr carrie mm kearns independence eye doctor

Dr Carrie Kearns, OD has been serving Independence and the Cedar Valley with eye care since 2007. She specializes in ocular disease with a special focus in pediatric vision therapy. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. She co-authored “Two differing presentations, treatments, and outcomes of malignant choroidal melanoma” and is an active member of the COVD, American Optometric Association, and Iowa Optometric Association, and InfantSEE.

Dr. Brad Boyle, OD

profile of eye doctor brad boyle an optometrist servicing independence waterloo and cedar falls iowa

Dr. Brad Boyle, OD has been practicing in the Cedar Valley since 2016 – specializing in diagnosing and treating diseases including dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, and glaucoma. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry where he graduated with magna cum laude honors. As an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association and American Optometric Association, his mission is to enhance his patients’ quality of life through getting to know his clients to develop customized eye care solutions.

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