About

Triebel_0Dr. Beth Triebel, FCOVD

Dr. Triebel joined Vision Park Family Eye Care in 1991 after graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She specializes in vision therapy for both children and adults and practices family eye care, which includes contact lenses. Dr. Triebel is a member of the Iowa and American Optometric Associations, the sports vision section, and is a fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. In 1999 Dr. Triebel was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association and she will serve as its President in 2017. She takes a special interest in rehabilitative optometry, by lecturing and consulting for patients with traumatic brain injuries, concussions and autism.

Outside the office, Dr. Triebel enjoys traveling and spending time with her Sheltie Lucy, the smartest dog ever. She is also very active in Central Presbyterian Church, and the Des Moines Metro Opera Guild.

WendyDr. Wendy Barhite Muller

Dr. Muller attended Iowa State University and received her doctor of optometry degree in 1993 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She joined Vision Park in April 1994 and specializes in low vision, glaucoma and ocular disease. Dr. Muller has published articles on low vision aids and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Muller currently serves on the Iowa Optometric Association Eyecare Benefits Committee, and served as President in 2005. She also served as Director of Accreditation for the Heart of America Contect lens Society .
In 1997 Dr. Muller was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association. She also received a Governor's Volunteer Award for outstanding service to the State of Iowa.

Dr. Muller, her husband, Monty, and children reside in Urbandale. She and her family attend Lutheran Church of Hope. Dr. Muller enjoys watching her childen's competitive sports, spending time with friends and family, and ISU athletics.

BillingsDr. Melissa Nemmers Billings

Dr. Billings joined Vision Park Family Eye Care in July, 2001. A native of Urbandale, Dr Billings received her BA in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1996, and her Doctorate degree from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in June 2001.

In 2004, Dr. Billings was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association. She is the Iowa Chairperson for Vision USA and is a member of the Iowa Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, and is past President of Des Moines Junior Women's Club. She was second runner-up for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year in 2006. She also serves as Past-President (2010) of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Summit Group, and is the chairperson of serveral committees in the Urbandale Chamber of commerce.

Dr. Billings, her husband David, and two daughters, reside in Ankeny. She is active in the Ankeny Free Church teaching children's Sunday School and serving as the T&T Director in AWANAs. Dr. Billings spends her free time with her family, coaching softball, watching her children's sports and activities, running, kickboxing, and watching Ohio State Buckeye football.

ShepherdDr. Teri Shepherd

Dr. Shepherd joined Vision Park Family Eye Care in January, 2014. Originally from Ottumwa, she attended Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, and received her Doctorate of Optometry in 2011 from Southern College of Optometry also in Memphis, TN. After the 7 years away from Iowa, she was ready to return to her roots and accepted a position in south Des Moines.

Dr. Shepherd is a member of the Iowa Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She specializes in ocular disease, contact lens, and family eye care.

Dr. Shepherd resides in West Des Moines. She enjoys cooking with her husband, spending time with her two spoiled dogs, and watching both the Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals.