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Wolfe Family Vision Center Clarion

Wolfe Family Vision Center in Clarion provides personal eye care services to patients of all ages and has been a pillar of the community since 1935. Today, Dr. Megan Petersen and staff provide routine family eye care services including eye exams, and prescribing eyewear and contact lenses. Dr. Petersen enjoys helping her patients achieve their vision goals and is skilled in the treatment and medical management of many ocular diseases including cataract, glaucoma, and retinal conditions. To make an appointment, please call (515) 532-3630.

Eye Care Services Offered in Clarion

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Pediatric vision screenings
  • Eyeglass prescriptions
  • Prescribing and fitting contact lenses
  • Treatment for eye infections and eye injuries
  • Care for eye disease including
  • Eye disease testing and diagnosis
  • Eye disease management and treatment
  • Surgical referral and post- operative care for cataracts


Located on Main Street, the optometry office in Clarion was opened in 1935 as an individual private practice developed by James Snively, OD and Paul Rietz, O.D. and the pair opened an additional office location in 1949 in Belmond, Iowa. In the early 1980s, Dr. David Gildner returned to Iowa from optometry school to join them in a merged practice and over the years, the practice has had a rich history of providing quality eye care in the clinics. Following Dr. Rietz’s retirement in 1986, Drs. Snively and Gildner served the communities together until 2013 when Dr. Snively retired.

After 40 years in practice, David E. Gildner, O.D. joined efforts with Wolfe Eye Clinic at both his Belmond and Clarion locations in 2022. Following the merger, Dr. Gildner now sees patients in our Belmond office, as he and the team excitedly welcomed new Wolfe provider Megan Petersen, O.D. into the Clarion office. Both locations continue to offer the same high-quality care and friendly atmosphere the communities have come to expect.

A northwest Iowa native, Dr. Petersen received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree and completed at residency at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She furthered her studies by completing multiple externships including time at Tate County Vision Center in Senatobia, Mississippi and at Wolfe Eye Clinic in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Learn more about Dr. Petersen here!