Meet the Optometrist

Lindsay Klece Dr. Lindsay Kleve

Dr. Lindsay Kleve’s passion to become an eye doctor began when she was working at her hometown vision clinic in Denison, Iowa. From there she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Iowa while also competing in track and field. She then went on to complete her doctorate with honors at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Kleve is proud to provide care to central Iowans and is a member of the Lions Club of Waukee and the Waukee Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Kleve is committed to providing the highest quality eye care to her patients. She completed clinical rotations during optometry school that provided her experience in many different aspects of eye health care. Dr. Kleve is involved in the diagnosis and management of all patient exams including contact lenses, pediatrics, diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, and dry eye while staying up to date and using modern technology.

Outside of the office, she is busy spending time with her husband Brandon and their 2 children. They enjoy sporting events, traveling, and being with friends and family. Dr. Kleve looks forward to expanding the practice and building a stable and long-lasting presence in the community and with her patients.

Peter Thayer

Dr. Peter Thayer

Dr. Peter Thayer has been serving the Des Moines area for nearly a decade. A native of central Iowa and an Iowa State University graduate, Dr. Thayer attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. After graduation, Dr. Thayer returned to provide optometric care to central Iowans. His commitment for providing the highest quality eye care led him to opening Focus in 2018 with Dr. Kleve. Dr. Thayer is an active member of the community, working alongside the Lions club of Waukee and the Waukee Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Thayer is dedicated to listening to and addressing patient concerns related to their eye health. He provides care for medical conditions including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, and diabetes, while reviewing current research to provide quality care. Dr. Thayer enjoys providing pediatric eye exams, comprehensive adult eye exams, as well as contact lens fittings. He is passionate about educating each and every patient regarding optometric health and working with everyone to find a vision solution that fits their lifestyle.

Dr. Thayer enjoys spending time with his wife, Courtney and their dog, Rocket, when not in the office. They enjoy seeking out new local eateries, traveling to find the best craft beer, hitting the golf course, and spending time with family and friends. 

Office Hours

Same day available!

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9:00 am-1:00 pm


11:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-3:00 pm





We are located at the corner of University and SE Alices Road

Call us at (515) 264-2445 to schedule your comprehensive eye appointment!