About Us

Meet the Doctor

Dr. KrattliDr. Krattli is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry. He joined Des Moines Vision Center in 1984 and has enjoyed serving the community of Des Moines for the last 28 years. He grew up in Port Angeles and served in the army before entering college.

In addition to practicing optometry, Dr. Krattli is a current member and past president of the Des Moines Rotary Club. He has also served as president and board member of the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

In his free time, Dr. Krattli also enjoys restoring old cars (his current project is a 1936 Desoto). He also enjoys spending time with his two daughters and four grandchildren. He currently resides in Federal Way.

Our Staff

Office Manager

Jessica has been with Des Moines Vision Center since 1994. She has a bachelors degree in Community Health Education and earned her MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. She oversees all insurance and billing, and also does contact lens trainings. She and her husband enjoy spending family time with their two daughters.


Dottie has been with Des Moines Vision Center for over ten years. She oversees all aspects of the optical department including glasses and contact lens orders. She is great at helping patients find that perfect frame. She and her husband have three children and eight grandchildren.

What to Expect

The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted with friendly faces. Each eye exam will use the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess your eye health. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. In addition to determining your vision prescription, our doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma.

Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.

Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?

Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”

While evaluating your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!

Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?

In addition to other health concerns, high blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes, which could lead to future vision problems.

Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?

This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.

Why is my personal background important?

In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, our doctor may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.


Due to the COVID virus we are operating with limited hours and staff. We are requiring ALL patient transactions be done by appointment only. This includes exams, ordering/picking up eyewear, and glasses repairs and adjustments. Please contact our office to schedule or for more information.