Meet our Doctors

Dr. Jim Else

Dr. Jim Else joined EyeCare Partners in 1992 after graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He lived in several small Iowa towns as a youth before graduating from Atlantic High School, and he then went on to attend Northwestern College in Orange City Iowa.

He currently sees patients in the Oskaloosa office located inside Penn Central Mall on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. He enjoys meeting new patients as well as serving his existing patients from communities all around south east Iowa.

Dr. Else serves on the board of Birthright Oskaloosa, and is also proud to work with the Lion’s Club International. He accepts glasses donations in the office for distribution to needy patients around the world.

Jim and his wife, Linda, met at Northwestern and have been married since 1990, and have three wonderful children. They enjoy vacationing as a family, and the highlight is visiting Mount Airy, North Carolina for Jim’s annual shave and haircut at Floyd’s Barbershop. He also counts down the days each year until football season. He looks forward to attending Southeast Conference football games each fall, and is also a dedicated Green Bay Packers fan; with an ownership share of the franchise—he tries to visit Lambeau field any time he can.

He is grateful for the years he has been able to be a part of the Oskaloosa community, and looks forward to many opportunities to assist friends and patients in the future.