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Dr. Scott Collings

Dr. Scott Collings grew up on a farm in Nevada, Iowa and attended Drake University. After attaining his undergraduate degree, he studied optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He met his wife, Dr. Kara, while in optometry school and they moved to Grinnell shortly after graduation in 2008.


Dr. Scott has been honored to receive the Dr. Irving A. Kernis Memorial Award, a Clinical Excellence Award, and inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. He is also a proud member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, Knights of Columbus and a provider for the InfantSee program.


Dr. Scott specializes in full scope optometric care. He enjoys all aspects of optometry from ocular disease management such as dry eyes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, to pediatric eye care. He is certified to fit CRT (corneal refractive therapy) contact lenses which temporarily reshapes the cornea to eliminate the need for glasses. It means the world to him when he is able to improve someone’s quality of life with vision.


“I love putting a personal touch to every exam. No exam will ever be the same and I want the experience to be one like no other.”


In his free time Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and playing with their 2 sets of very active twins. He also loves watching and playing sports, following the Iowa Hawkeyes Football team, traveling, and running. He is proud to be a part of the local Chamber of Commerce because he believes a community with people who take pride in it will thrive.