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THE STAFF AT Eye Care Associates

Our exceptional eye care staff in Perry, Panora and Stuart, Iowa look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Eye Care Associates, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.

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Meet Our Teams in Perry, Panora and Stuart, Iowa


Dakota Allen

I am from Panora were I live with my husband and our son. We enjoy camping and being outdoors. My passion for optometry came after I graduated from DMACC in 2013 as an Optometry tech. I enjoy working in a small community were I get to know my patients on a personal level and giving them the gift of sight.


Lisa Anderson

I am from Dayton, IA. I have lived in Perry for 6 years. My husand and I have 2 toddlers-a boy and a girl. In my free time I like spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, watching sports, baking, and spending time with family.

I enjoy developing good relationships with patients and making a great first impression.

It's also a great feeling when patients put on glasses or contacts and immediately see a difference.


Isela Jacobson

I’ve been in Perry for about 20 years. I grew up in the community and graduated from Perry high school. I have 3 daughters and a dog. In my free time I like to relax and spend time with my family watching movies.

I enjoy assisting patients with choosing out their glasses and seeing familiar faces coming back to see us. Working with the community I grew up with has helped provide a more personalized experience for our patients in meeting their optical needs. 


Beira Vaca

Born in Long Beach, California. Raised in Perry, IA. 2018 High School Graduate. When away from the office I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and our two daughters. I also enjoy cooking, dancing, out door activities and house decorating! 

I love interacting with patients and being part of patients' vital care whether it’s doing testing to provide the best care for the health of your eyes, evaluating glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and more. I also enjoy helping patients learn to use their contact lenses. I’ll work with you on proper wear, care and handling.


Monica McCabe

I am Monica McCabe. I am from West Des Moines, Iowa, I recently just moved to the Guthrie Center area with my boyfriend and our son. I work at the Panora and Stuart location! I enjoy getting to know all of the patients and helping everyone get the necessities they need to better their eyes!


Maddie Cox

I am Madison Cox, I live in Dexter with my daughter. I love traveling, shopping, and listening to podcasts. What I like about eye care is that there’s a lot more to an exam then just eye glasses. A simple eye exam can detect health many issues & diseases.