Focused on Excellence

About IEC

Our Brand Promise: To provide compassionate care and a world-class experience to every patient.

For over 35 years, International Eyecare Center has been a leader in the eye health care field. As part of Acuity Eyecare Group, we focus on providing the highest-quality services and products in a compassionate atmosphere, personalized for our patients’ unique needs.

Our History

International Eyecare Center was founded in Quincy, IL, in 1981 by Dr. John McDougall, an optometrist who believed that everyone should have access to world-class vision care right in their hometown. Since then, we expanded services to 12 offices throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, enabling us to provide affordable vision services, value-priced eyewear, and contact lenses to thousands of patients and their families. In 2017, IEC joined Acuity Eyecare Group, an experienced and successful management team. It’s a natural fit considering AEG’s Regional Vice President is Teresa Carter, the former President of International Eyecare Center.

Our Values

At International Eyecare Center, our values set us apart.

Expertise – As a doctor-led practice, we are leaders in providing medical eyecare services and diagnostic technology for thousands of patients throughout three states.

Care – We take a holistic approach to providing compassionate eyecare. Our doctors and support staff are there for you, providing a professional and pleasurable patient experience, throughout your life’s journey.

Community – We build long-term relationships with our employees, patients, and communities we serve.

Value – Our services and products combine quality and affordability to meet your needs, budget, and schedule.

Our Communities

IEC understands the importance of supporting the communities who support our offices.  We assist our schools and our seniors, area food pantries, charities and community events. Say hello when you see us at a health fair or a local benefit.

Our Doctors and staff are active contributors in their communities.

Contact us for special events or health fairs. We may not be able to support or attend every outreach project, but please know we will make every effort as we review your request. Your community is our community.