Kari Hellstern, O.D.

Optometrist in Des Moines, IA

Dr. Kari Hellstern, Optometrist
Dr. Kari Hellstern earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and completed her Doctor of Optometry at Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Optometry. She was drawn to the medical field by a desire to help others, and after visiting two orphanages in South Korea in her senior year of high school and seeing the eye care needs of the children there firsthand, she wholeheartedly decided to pursue a career in optometry.

At Eyemart Optical, Dr. Hellstern enjoys working one-on-one with patients to tailor their eye exams to their unique needs. She specializes in helping patients find and fit contact lenses, especially those who have struggled with contacts in the past. She’s a great fit at Eyemart, and an excellent example of the quality of care and attention to detail our eye doctors are known for.

Dr. Hellstern grew up in Newton, Iowa and has enjoyed living in Des Moines for the past decade. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, photography, interior decorating, and participating in local outreach activities through her church.

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“I had a great experience at EyeMart!”

“I was finally able to find some petite frames to fit my face! Ended up getting regular glasses and sunglasses! Prices are great and Ryan is an awesome representative for your store! I needed an adjustment after I got my new glasses, he adjusted them super quick and was very nice about it! Great place to go!!!”

Rachel L.

“My experience at Eyemart was quick and easy.”

“Prices are reasonable and Ryan is an excellent representative for your store! Needed an adjustment after I got my new glasses, no attitude, just quick friendly service. Great place to go.”

Blair B.

“I went in for an eye exam for prescription safety glasses.”

“Got checked in in less than ten minutes. The optometrist was very professional and efficient. Ryan helped me pick my glasses out, which I am very happy with. Overall I had a wonderful experience. I would and have highly recommended this store to anyone looking to get glasses. Thank you for a great experience.”

David R.

“I cannot say enough good things about the customer service and care I received from Allie and Ryan.”

“Their attention to making sure I was happy with the glasses that I bought was second to none. They always had a smile on their faces and called me by name when I walked in the store. I love the three pair of glasses that they both helped me pick out. I will definitely be going back there when I need another pair!!”

Beth N.

“I had a great experience at Eye Mart! ”

“I was finally able to find some petite frames to fit my face! Ended up getting regular glasses and sunglasses! Prices are great and Ryan is an awesome representative for your store! I needed an adjustment after I got my new glasses, he adjusted them super quick and was very nice about it! Great place to go!!!”

Rachel L.

“My experience at Eyemart was quick and easy.”

“Prices are reasonable and Ryan is an excellent representative for your store! Needed an adjustment after I got my new glasses, no attitude, just quick friendly service. Great place to go.”

Blair B.

“I went in for an eye exam for prescription safety glasses.”

“Got checked in in less than ten minutes. The optometrist was very professional and efficient. Ryan helped me pick my glasses out, which I am very happy with. Overall I had a wonderful experience. I would and have highly recommended this store to anyone looking to get glasses. Thank you for a great experience.”

David R.

“I cannot say enough good things about the customer service and care I received from Allie and Ryan.”

“Their attention to making sure I was happy with the glasses that I bought was second to none. They always had a smile on their faces and called me by name when I walked in the store. I love the three pair of glasses that they both helped me pick out. I will definitely be going back there when I need another pair!!”

Beth N.