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About International Eyecare Center - Jacksonville

At International Eyecare Center Jacksonville, your vision is our exclusive focus. That statement is our promise to you and the core belief driving our family of eyecare professionals. For over 35 years, we have delivered world-class vision care, comprehensive eye exams, innovative contact lens solutions, and fashionable eyewear. The staff and eye doctors at International Eyecare Center Jacksonville understand that every patient is different. Whether it's contact lens fittings or treatment for glaucoma and other eye health issues, we provide personalized care for your unique needs.

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Children with myopia are at higher risk for potentially sight-threatening vision problems. Save your child’s vision with myopia management.

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Eye emergencies such as severe pain in the eye, or foreign objects puncturing the eye require immediate attention. Contact us immediately.

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Eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration can cause severe loss of vision if not diagnosed and treated early. Our eye care team can help.

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If cataracts go untreated, they can cause total blindness in the affected eye. We can help with co-management of your cataract removal surgery.

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The ups and downs of diabetes can be difficult to navigate. How can diabetes affect your eyes? How can you and your eye doctor keep them healthy?

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Scleral lenses are a great option for those with severe dry eye or abnormally-shaped corneas. Is this comfortable alternative to traditional contacts right for you?

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Over 50% of people living with glaucoma don’t know they have the disease as it shows no symptoms. Early detection and treatment can prevent blindness.

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Astigmatism can cause vision problems such as blurred or double vision at all distances. Find out what you can do to correct astigmatism and see your best.

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Presbyopia is a normal part of aging. If you’re past 40 and notice you can’t read up close, our eye doctors may be able to help.

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Eyeglasses & Frames

Designer Frames

Designer Frames

Our extensive optical section offers a wide variety of eyeglass frames in every style, material & design. Come visit us today to see for yourself!

Our expert optical team can find just the right pair of glasses for you to be confident and look your best.

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Lens coatings improve visual comfort, make it easier to clean your glasses and ensure your lenses last longer. Coatings include anti-scratch, anti-reflective, photochromatic and UV / blue light filters.

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Contact Lenses

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Contact Lens Fitting

We offer a wide range of contact lens options from dailies, monthly to multifocal contact lenses for crystal clear vision and superior comfort.

During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will check if you are a good candidate for contacts and find the best type of contacts for your needs.

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2-Week Special Event
2-Week Special Event

2-Week Special Event with a $99 Single Vision Complete OR $199 Progressive Complete Eyeglasses promotion from March 20th through April 2nd


*Requires purchase of a complete prescription pair, including frame and lenses. Frame must be purchased from a special collection. Lenses are CR-39 plastic material. Additional charges apply for frame upgrades, and/or other lens materials and treatments. Does not include sunglass frames, Barton Perreira, Cartier, Cazal, Chanel, Cutler and Gross, Dior, Dita Lancier, Fendi, Gucci, ic!Berlin, l.a. Eyeworks, Maui Jim, Michael Kors, Nifties, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, Persol, Ray-Ban, Robert Marc, Silhouette, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, WOOW, accessories, contact lenses, or medical procedures. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions, or insurance plans. Not valid on previous orders. Other restrictions may apply. See practice for full details. Offer is valid 03/20/23-04/02/23. 23AEG-467500.

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Dr. Jason McDowell

[August 3, 2022] Jacksonville, IL- It is with deep sadness that the International Eyecare Center (IEC) Jacksonville practice announces the passing of Dr. Jason McDowell.

Dr. Jason Edward McDowell, 48, of Jacksonville, IL, passed away July 31, 2022, at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He was born September 12, 1973, in Iowa City, IA, the son of Edward E. and Andrea R. (Thompson) McDowell. Jason married Mary Ellen Laws on December 12, 1992, in Hannibal, MO, and she survives.

He is also survived by his parents of Ottumwa, IA; sons, Clayton E. McDowell of Alton, and Carter T. McDowell (fiancée, Mollie Huff) of Bridgeton, St. Louis, MO; brothers, Jeremy (Lisa) McDowell and Justin McDowell, both of Ottumwa; and an aunt who grew up in his family home, Amy Phillips.

Dr. McDowell was a 1991 graduate of Ottumwa High School and attended Hannibal-LaGrange University. He then obtained his Doctor of Optometry from University of Missouri-St. Louis. After graduation, he began his career working in Hannibal and Pittsfield. In 2001, he moved to Jacksonville and began working for International Eyecare Center (IEC).

Dr. McDowell had an eye problem in the 9th grade, and his entire experience sparked his interest in becoming an eye doctor. He enjoyed getting to know his patients and helping them achieve improved vision.

Dr. McDowell was very passionate about being involved in his local community. He was a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He coached basketball at Westfair Christian Academy. He also held many active roles with local organizations and boards: Parent Teacher Fellowship (serving as Chairman), Pathway Board, Jacksonville Salvation Army Board, and Jacksonville Rotary Club.

As a youth, he excelled in baseball, playing through college. Dr. McDowell loved all things sports, especially basketball, golf, and running. He also enjoyed travelling, boating, mission trips, spending time with family and friends, eating ice cream, grilling, jeep rides, and helping people. He especially loved making people laugh.

Memorial donations are suggested to Westfair Christian Academy or Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at

Location & Opening Hours

In the same plaza as County Market, between Fujiyama and McAlister's.

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Business Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed