Mission and History


Mission Statement

At International Eyecare Center, our mission is to be a leader in the eye health care field.
To accomplish this, we will provide our patients with the highest quality services and products in a truly personalized and caring atmosphere.

Teresa Carter IEC

Teresa Carter
IEC President

History of IEC

Dr. John McDougall started International Eyecare Center, Inc. in 1981 after working for four years in an ophthalmology setting in Quincy. Since that time, IEC has expanded to include 14 offices throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. Dr. McDougall’s flagship office and IEC corporate offices are located in Quincy, Illinois. Our Quincy office is considered one of the largest single optometric practices in the country.

In March 2017, International Eyecare Center joined the platform company Acuity Eyecare Group. Acuity is led by an experienced and successful management team, including Regional Vice President Teresa Carter, former President of International Eyecare Center.

International Eyecare Center Quincy, IL

International Eyecare Center
Quincy, IL