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 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
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 20 years.
She continues to offer her patients the best one-on-one care for their
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.