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Welcome to Eye Care Associates
Your Optometrist in New Hampton, Iowa

Call us at (641) 394-2326 today.

Welcome to Eye Care Associates in New Hampton Iowa. Dr. Riley Uglum, Dr. Christopher Eiler, and the Eye Care Associates team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our New Hampton office.

Eye Care Associates is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the New Hampton area come to Eye Care Associates because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Uglum, Dr. Eiler, and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Eye Care Associates, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Uglum, Dr. Eiler, and the staff at Eye Care Associates the eye and vision care providers of choice in the New Hampton area. Our optometrists offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our New Hampton office at (641) 394-2326.

At Eye Care Associates, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (641) 394-2326 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Riley Uglum and Dr. Christopher Eiler
Eye Care Associates of New Hampton | (641) 394-2326
8 E. Spring St
New Hampton, IA 50659

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


9:15 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm






Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I would like to say that I love my new glasses! The Etnia Barcelona frame is very stylish, light weight and strong. On Oct 24 while treating a steer, it rammed me and my glasses went flying off of me about 10 feet. I picked them up and there was no damage, no scratches, no damage at all. They are very durable!"
  • "“I was pleased with all of the knowledgeable and friendly staff members and the time Dr. Eiler took explain how my eyes were and to answer any questions. I know everyone is busy and truly appreciate not having to wait too long in any one room also.”"
    Mary, New Hampton
  • "“I have been Dr. Uglum’s patient for many years. I appreciate his gentle manner and professional knowledge. When I have eye problems his staff work well with me in scheduling appointments. I am very satisfied with the care and service I have always received from Dr. Uglum and his capable staff.”"
    Bruce, New Hampton
  • "“I like the way they check my eyes, they do a better job checking them than any other place I’ve been at. I would drive that extra mile for the care that I get here. You really do care about my eyes and health. Thank you so much. ”"
    Dorothy, Maynard
  • "“Very friendly, competent and compassionate staff. They listened to my mother’s specific needs and wishes and allowed her to be part of her care and make decisions that are right for her. Thank you Dr. Eiler and all staff. ”"
    Daughter of a 94 year old female
  • "“Your staff is always very friendly and that is the first impression as you enter the office. The front desk especially. Thank you!”"
    Connie H, Fredericksburg
  • "“I was glad not to be pressured to try anything or buy anything, but still receive a great examination with people who gladly answered my questions. It was great of Dr. Eiler to share his email and number to answer any questions I forgot. Great service.”"
    Kristie, Lawler
  • "“I’m always pleased with the staff and expertise. I could have my eyes checked in Texas, (local for me) but choose to wait until I’m in New Hampton.”"
    Kathleen, Little Elm, Texas
  • "“The staff are all helpful and made me feel relaxed. I tend to have “white coat syndrome” and I was very relaxed at my check up. Thank you. ”"
    Darlene A., New Hampton
  • "“Everyone from the front desk to the doctor is very friendly & helpful. Always helped with any questions I had — I usually have plenty! Thanks.”"
    Vera W., Fort Atkinson
  • "“All of the diagnosis and preventative eye care equipment at Eye Care Associates is 100% current with today’s technology. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for the health of my eyesight!”"
    Renee C Cresco
  • "“Everyone is so kind. Dr Eiler is very down to earth and explains things in way that I can understand. ”"
    John C, Lawler
  • "“My experience as a patient at Eye Care Associates was a very positive one. The professionalism exhibited by all the staff I encountered was of the highest level. The examine I received was the most thorough eye examine I had ever had. I appreciate the fact that the eye care providers have and use advanced technologies to assist them in providing quality eye examines and care. Vision is an important sense and changes as we age. Monitoring these changes should rely on all resources available.”"
    Colette, Charles City
  • "“My recent eye exam involved many specific and thorough tests to aid in finding out the total health of my eyes. Dr. Uglum and the staff are a team of knowledgeable, kind and caring professionals. It’s fortunate that New Hampton has such a quality vision establishment.”"
    Claudia, New Hampton
  • "“It’s good to be coming back here. I did recognize a couple of faces. A lot of questions were answered and the glasses were reasonably priced. I will admit it, I did check into Walmart, they were higher on the same ones I picked out. Thank you again!”"
    Laurie G, New Hampton
  • "“Folks are very personable. Atmosphere is pleasant and quiet. Everyone really knows their job.”"
    Cynthia K, Lawler
  • "“Very professional service, the staff was friendly and helpful. They were very knowledgeable from the time I walked in to the time I left. I was very well taken care of, and my doctor was sure to explain everything fully to be sure I understood. ”"
    Anderena T, New Hampton
  • ""The exam I received was the best I have ever had, and I have been wearing glasses since I was in Junior High. (over 40 years). I’m also pleased with the eyewear. I have and will recommend your office to others. The doctor and staff were very accommodating. Thank you for the excellent service.""
    Jane F, New Hampton
  • "I’ve always had good experiences at Eye Care Associates."
    Joyce H, Ossian, IA
  • "Dr.Eiler took time to answer all of my questions that I ask him and his staff was very helpful."
    Jan K, Ionia
  • "Dr Eiler explains everything so well, it eased my mind that my eyes were ok."
    Kristin M, New Hampton

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