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

An Iowa native, Dr. Mauer has been head of the Mauer Eye Center for over 25 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 1990.




Amy L. Hartmann, O.D. Biography
"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

An 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.

Dr. Hartmann has been with Dr. Mauer and the Mauer Eye Center for almost 20 years. She continues to offer her patients the best one-on-one care for their individual needs.

Mauer Vision Center - Waverly


Angela M. Benkeser, OD


"I am a Doctor of Optometry dedicated to the profession and driven to provide only the best in patient care and continuously improve my skills. My experience in low vision rehabilitation, brain injury and medical optometry has given me a unique skill set allowing me to better manage patients' visual needs in addition to their systemic health."

-Dr. Angela M. Benkeser


Dr. Benkeser received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May, 2009. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL in May, 2013 and completed her Post-Graduate Optometry Residency, focusing on brain injury and low vision rehabilitation, from Minneapolis VAMC in Minneapolis, MN in June, 2014.

Amanda J. Korth,OD Biography

"I became an optometrist because I enjoy spending time getting to know my patients and it's one of the few professions where you can dramatically improve a patients quality of life in one visit. Also, being able to be a positive impact on someone's life is an amazing experience."

-Dr. Amanda J. Korth


Dr. Korth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in January, 2009. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR in May, 2013 and completed her Residency in Primary Care Optometry from Lexington VAMC in Lexington, KY in June, 2014.

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