McFarland Eye Center - Duff Avenue Ames
1128 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
Dr. Lehman provided a complete ophthalmic exam and explained throughly specific changes needed and why. I am confident with her decisions and care.
March 21, 2023
I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Lehman, and that she was personable, knowledgeable and straightforward. She discussed options readily and answered questions thoroughly.
February 15, 2023
Dr. Lehman and her staff are knowledgeable, prompt, efficient and friendly, making sure the patient is well-informed about the medical procedures. They are the best!
February 8, 2023
Dr. Lehman is an excellent physician. She treats her patients kindly and respectfully. Dr. Lehman explains the eye exam finding very clearly. I enjoy my yearly visits with her.
January 30, 2023
She is thorough in her assessment, explains her plan of care.in readily understandable terms, and thus gives me complete confidence in the implementation of those plans. On a personal level, she is consistently personable, pleasant, and interested in conversations we share.
January 24, 2023
Dr. Lehman and Polly are a first rate team! Professional, compassionate, expert providers!
December 21, 2022
Dr. Lehman is very caring and kind. She never rushes through an appointment, a sign that the patient comes first.
December 14, 2022
I feel like we have gotten to be friends. She always asks how my family is doing not simply how I’m doing. She is a caring person. Don’t want to see anyone else. In fact the whole department gets a A+
December 8, 2022
She was very friendly to my 2 year old. Never once got annoyed with her not cooperating. She also explained exactly what she saw and what that meant.
December 5, 2022
Dr. Lehman was super thorough with the exam and answered all of many questions.
November 18, 2022
Dr Lehman. epitomizes the qualities I feel are essential in building an excellent relationship with patients. First of all I find her to be a very competent physician who is thorough, honest, compassionate, trustworthy, and listens well. I feel that she is 100% focused on me when we are interacting; thus, I am confident and relaxed. She answers all my questions as well as those I dont have the where with all to ask..She is professional, ethical, and proactive with maintaining my eye health..i find her to be one of the best at McFarland!!!!!
November 7, 2022
I appreciate all the thorough testing and the careful explanations about my eyes and test results and what they mean. Dr Lehman is very knowledgeable and always answers my questions with lots of details, which I like to hear, and makes sure I have nothing further to ask. I feel cared for, and she asked for a re-check in 6 months which I am very glad to do to make sure my eyes are ok. I highly recommend Dr Lehman!
October 25, 2022
I appreciate how thoroughly she checks my eyes. She also makes sure that all of my questions are answered
October 6, 2022
very professional, very knowledgeable and extremely personable
October 5, 2022
Dr Lehman listens and educates - a lovely combination. She is willing to explain what the tests show and answers all my questions. I recommend her to my family and friends often.
September 26, 2022
It is so important to trust the doctor who watches over your eyes, especially if you have certain issues. I know I can trust Dr Lehman to be very thorough and catch anything of concern. Plus she always says if anything at all comes up between yearly visits, never hesitate to call. That means alot.
September 2, 2022
Dr Lehman was very caring and professional. She took time to answer all my questions and concern! I felt very confident in her specialize care and knowledge!
August 19, 2022
Dr. Lehman was kind, thorough, explained well and left me with the impression that she actually cared about an elderly patient. She took the time to explain and examine without acting like she was being timed to get out of the room.
August 2, 2022
Dr. Lehman has my eye doctor for many years. She is consistently clear in her explanations and listens to me very well. I trust her knowledge and her judgment. I feel I'm among friends when I visit her and her nurses.
July 14, 2022
My experience with Dr. Lehman was fantastic. I received a very thorough and understandable eye exam and follow-up consultation. I am so confident I will always receive the best overall eye exam ever. I am very blessed and grateful to be a patient of Dr. Lehman!
June 9, 2022
My appointment today was one of the best experiences I have ever had with medical staff anywhere. Everyone did an amazing job and went above and beyond with how professional and respectful they were.
May 2, 2022
I have been Dr. Lehman's patient for several years and although I could see a doctor closer to my home, I will continue to drive from Fort Dodge to Ames for as long as possible. I appreciate the kind and competent care I have always received from Dr. Lehman and the entire staff at the McFarland Eye Center.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Lehman is fabulous! She is informative, patient and makes sure that I understand what is going on and explains everything about the test that were administered.
April 20, 2022
Dr. Lehman is first rate. She is scientifically rooted, speaks to the patient as if we are intelligent and answers questions clearly. Great medical care!
April 20, 2022
Dr. Lehman is a very personable, efficient, direct and realistically reassuring physician. She saw me very promptly, the same day (two hours) after I called for a rapidly emerging and troubling eye irritation. She effectively addressed my eye situation, lowered my anxiety about my decrease in visual acuity-a very treatable mild infection, and scheduled a followup appointment in two weeks.
February 25, 2022
Oculoplastics (Eyelid Surgery), Facial Rejuvenation, Pediatric Eye Exams, Diabetic Eye Exams
Joined McFarland Clinic
Education & Professional Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology
BA - Luther College, Decorah, IA, 1977-1981; MS - Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1981-1983; MD - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1987-1991
Ophthalmology - Gundersen Clinic, La Crosse, WI, 1991-1992
Ophthalmology - Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology, Rochester, MN, 1992-1995
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Iowa Medical Society, Story County Medical Society, Women in Ophthalmology
Professional & Personal Interests
- Department Chair, McFarland Clinic Ophthalmology
- Member, McFarland Clinic Nominating Committee