Mauer Eye Center - Waterloo
Richard C. Mauer, M.D., A.B.E.S., F.A.C.S.
"My career path in Ophthalmology was first ignited when I
realized this specialty could really make a huge difference in peoples' lives.
The medical, optical and microsurgical options that exist to restore vision are
truly moving. I just cannot imagine another place that I could be where I could
have as much fun and be making a difference."
Dr. Richard C. Mauer
Iowa native, Dr. Mauer has been head of the Mauer Eye Center for over 21 years.
He is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who graduated from the University of
Iowa College of Liberal Arts with a distinguished Bachelor of Science degree
and attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine for his medical
doctorate in 1984. In 1994, he became certified by the American Board of Eye
Surgery in Cataract/Implant Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American
College of Surgeons.
Dr. Mauer has been voted the best eye doctor in
Waterloo and Cedar Falls by the Waterloo Courier Readers Poll, Best of the
Best. He has also been given the Five Star Award by Ginnmark Services. In
addition to his awards, Dr. Mauer has been published in the American Journal of
Ophthalmology, the Ophthalmology Times, and the book Family Medicine:
Principles and Practice.
Dr. Mauer and the Mauer Eye Center have been a
staple in the Cedar Valley community, providing state-of-the-art eye care since
Amy L. Hartmann, O.D.
"I always knew I wanted to be in a field of taking care of
patients and helping to make a positive difference in their health and lives. I
never knew the eye care profession would be so dynamic and ever changing. But
it is, and each day continues to be truly rewarding."
Dr. Amy L. Hartmann
Iowa native, Dr. Hartmann has been in the field of Optometry for over 14 years.
She is a board-certified Examiner in Optometry who graduated from the
University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Science degree
and a major in Psychology. Dr. Hartmann also attended the Illinois College of
Optometry and obtained her doctorate degree in Optometry in 1995. Dr. Hartman
holds affiliations with the American Optometric Association, the Iowa
Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.
Hartmann has been with Dr. Mauer and the Mauer Eye Center for almost 15 years.
She continues to offer her patients the best one-on-one care for their
Mauer Vision Center - Waverly
Larry Van Daalen, O.D.
"I knew I wanted to become an optometrist because I enjoy taking care of patient needs, but what I enjoy most is getting to know the patients on a personal basis."
--Dr. Van Daalen
An Iowa native, Dr. Van Daalen has been in the field of Optometry for over 20 years. He graduated from Buena Vista College with a Bachelors of Science degree. Dr. Van Daalen also attended the Illinois College of Optometry and obtained his doctorate degree in Optometry in 1987. Dr. Van Daalen holds affiliations with the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association.
Dr. Van Daalen has been very involved in the Iowa Optometric Association. In 1996 he was awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year Award, and was presented the Optometrist of the Year Award in 2006.