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Fuerste Eye Clinic

Fuerste Eye Clinic has expanded another full-service eye clinic location in Lancaster at Grant Regional Health Center. With locations in Dubuque, Galena, Guttenberg, Manchester and Maquoketa, Fuerste Eye Clinics are well known for their reputation and dedication to patients by providing comprehensive eye care services, local surgery convenience, full contact lens services and a complete optical center with a wide selection of designer frames and precision lenses.

Dr. Tyler Risma, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Tyler Risma practices General Ophthalmology and sees patients and perform surgery in Lancaster. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all eye conditions. He performs small incision cataract surgery, which promotes faster healing and better results. He also has extensive experience glaucoma, pediatrics, cornea and neuro-ophthalmology.

"We believe it is important for residents in and around the Lancaster communities to receive their eye care as close to home as possible," said Dr. Risma. "Our location within Grant Regional Health Center will help ensure that and provide a new level of care and convenience so patients do not have to travel for this important service. We're looking forward to meeting new patients and continuing our tradition of excellence in family eye care and eye surgery."

Fuerste Eye Clinic in Lancaster will provide comprehensive eye care close to home and accepts a wide array of insurance plans. Eye services include:

  • Routine and medical eye exams
  • Complete optical center - glasses and contacts
  • Diagnosis and/or treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts
  • Diabetic eye care
  • Pre- and post-surgery care
  • All surgeries performed in Lancaster at Grant Regional Health Center

Dr. Luke Ploessl, Optometrist

Fuerste Eye Clinic is pleased to introduce Dr. Luke Ploessl, OD. Dr. Ploessl will be joining Dr. Tyler Risma and Fuerste Eye Clinic in September. With the addition of Dr. Ploessl, Fuerste Eye Clinic will expand clinic hours to three days per week including Tuesday – Thursday.

Dr. Ploessl is a recent graduate of Southern College of Optometry, Memphis TN. He completed his undergraduate degree at University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Ploessl will provide routine eye exams, complete optical services including contact lens fitting.

Dr. Risma began his practice in early February and due to Covid had to close for a short time. In addition to the eye clinic, he performs cataract surgery at Grant Regional Health Center so that patients can have the convenience of receiving all of their medical and surgical eye care needs close to home.

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