American Eyecare named one of ‘America’s finest’
INVISION, the magazine for the American eyecare professional, has recognized American Eyecare as one of America’s finest optical retailers.
The Burlington, based business is featured in the May 2022 issue of INVISION, for excellence with their newest clinic in Mount Pleasant.
The practice has offices in Fairfield, Fort Madison and Keokuk.
Now in its eighth year, the annual contest highlights the best examples of independent eyewear retailers in the United States and Canada.
“Every year it is our honor to bring our readers the best of the best of independent optical retail in our industry,” said Deirdre Carroll, INVISION’s editor-in-chief.
Stores are judged on exterior appearance, interior appearance/design, store biography, marketing, web presence and overall individuality.
“The central focus of our business is to take care of people – our patients, our staff and our communities. American Eyecare is an active supporter of multiple community initiatives, and we really enjoy taking care of kids,” said Jamie Strong, American Eyecare’s operations manager.
Co-owners Tod Gerhardt and Matthew Ruhl’s have provided countless staff hours to provide school vision screenings to nearly every elementary school in the communities AEC serves.
Klingner hires architectural designer
Julie Nichols has joined the Architecture Department of Klingner & Associates, P.C. (Klingner) as an architectural designer.
She will support architectural projects throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Nichols holds a bachelor of architecture from Iowa State University.