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Donald W. Furman O.D.

Dr. Donald W. Furman graduated from Cornell College.  He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1992, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  He served in the U.S. Army for three years, ensuring soldiers, their families, and retirees received quality eye care.

Dr. Furman moved back to Iowa in 1995 and joined the Family Eye Care Center.  His passion for cutting-edge optometry has resulted in a level of technology and services rarely found in a rural setting.  His patients travel from around North Iowa for the care and excellence they experience at the Family Eye Care Center.

He lives in rural Hancock County with has wife, Melinda.  His two grown children, Christina and Jonathon also live in the area.  Dr. Furman enjoys spending time with his family, reading, community service, and travel. He is trained sommelier. He recently helped lead a successful effort to renovate and enlarge the Garner Public Library.  He currently serves on the board of directors for the Iowa Optometric Association.  He is also an active member of the American Optometric Association.


Trichelle Jackson, O.D.

Trichelle Jackson grew up in Ogden, Ia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Central College in Pella, Ia. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2012, graduating Manga Cum Laude.  Trichelle is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity, as well as the Iowa Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Following graduation in 2012, Dr. Jackson and her husband Adam moved back to Iowa to join the Family Eye Care Center. Her love for small town Iowa and a passion for caring for people has created an innovative and compassionate care setting for patients, unique to Family Eye Care Center. Her patients travel from all over the North Iowa area to receive not only the latest in technologies but also the most compassionate care.

Dr. Jackson and her husband have two young children Hazel and Judah. When not at work, she enjoys being involved in church activities, pushing the kids in the stroller down Clark Street in Forest City, and drinking coffee.  She has an avid love for spending time with family and friends, traveling, and snow skiing.