Joel Westrum

DR. JOEL AARON WESTRUM, O.D. | Optometrist & Owner

Doctor Joel Westrum was born and raised on a farm near Stratford, Iowa. Joel attended the University of Iowa and graduated from InterAmerican University in San Juan Puerto Rico with a doctorate in Optometry in 2005. After graduating from optometry school, Joel returned to Iowa and worked for the Wolfe Clinic. Joel and his wife Karime opened Westrum Optometry in September of 2006.

Joel and Karime, along with their daughter, Helena, enjoy living in the Gray’s Lake neighborhood. Both of their extended families live in central Iowa. Joel enjoys traveling and recently visited Haiti. There, he was able to provide much-needed eye care and donated glasses to the underserved Haitian population.

Joel takes great pride in serving his diverse patients in the East Village. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Joel welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Education | University of Iowa / InterAmerican University College of Optometry

Externships | Wellish Eye Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada / Optic Gallery

Professional | American Optometric Association / Iowa Optometric Association /Wolfe Eye Clinic

Westrum Optometry - East Village DSM

Welcome to Westrum Optometry, we are located in the Historic East Villiage in downtown Des Moines. We provide a variety of services, including; comprehensive eye exams, children's eye exams, and LASIK Co-Management. Whether strictly utilitarian or a complete fashion statement, your comfort, and vision while wearing corrective lenses or eyewear is our primary concern. Westrum Optometry will work closely with you to determine the best solution for your eyes, prescription, and lifestyle. We provide our services in English and Spanish.

315 East 5th Street, East Village - Des Moines, IA 50309 | T. (515) 282-5005 | F. (515) 282-2010 |