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Dr. Kara Collings

Dr. Kara Collings grew up in the small town of Cascade, Iowa and attended Loras College in Dubuque. After attaining her undergraduate degree, she studied optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where she met her husband, Scott. She proudly graduated magna cum laude from both colleges. Shortly after graduation in 2008 they moved to Grinnell together.  

Dr. Kara also specializes in full scope care from ocular disease treatment and management to pediatric eye care and contact lenses. Dr. Kara is a member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and a provider for the InfantSee program. She has proudly earned membership into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. She genuinely enjoys the interaction with all her patients.

“I love improving my patient’s quality of life however I’m able to do that. I naturally treat each patient as if they’re family.”

In her free time Dr. Kara enjoys gardening, photography, and traveling to new places. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family and feels so blessed to have the flexibility to stay home with her children, while still maintaining a career that she loves.