Wolfe Eye Clinic is fortunate to have a skilled and experienced medical staff. A more qualified group of specialists will not be found anywhere in the Midwest. Many of our doctors have published articles and presented scientific papers to their professional colleagues throughout the country. Some have been involved in the development of new procedures and equipment to advance their medical specialties. All are highly respected in their professions and in the community.

All Wolfe Eye Clinic Ophthalmologists are Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

At Wolfe Eye Clinic, we believe that technical expertise is not the only quality a physician must possess. Just as important is the one-on-one, personal relationship our doctors and nurses maintain with you. This caring attitude is what makes our staff truly special, and we believe this combination of expertise and personal attention is the best reason to choose Wolfe Eye Clinic.

Ophthalmologists

Kyle J. Alliman, M.D.

Fellowship-trained retina specialist, focusing on diabetic eye disorders, macular degeneration and surgical repair of the retina.

Kyle J. Alliman, M.D., received his bachelor of sciences degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Following a transitional residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, he completed an ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. Most recently, Dr. Alliman completed a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship also at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He joined Wolfe Eye Clinic in 2010.

Dr. Alliman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association. He has published articles and scientific papers and has presented on a variety of topics. Dr. Alliman is an active volunteer and has taken part in numerous projects including Public Health Education/Prevention Program Director, Cape Coast, Ghana, Community Medicine Project Coordinator, Cebu City, Philippines and volunteer, Iowa City Free Medical Clinic.

Charles H. Barnes, M.D.

Fellowship-trained retinal specialist focusing on diabetic eye disorders, macular degeneration and surgical repair of the retina.

Charles H. Barnes, M.D., earned his bachelor of science degree and graduated cum laude in biology, chemistry and German at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1988, as well as the History of Medicine Award from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Barnes has been with Wolfe Eye Clinic since 1997.

Dr. Barnes spent his internship at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, from 1988 to 1989. His departmental ophthalmology and visual science residency was carried out at Texas Tech University Health and Science Center in Lubbock, Texas, from 1989 to 1992. His fellowship in retinal medicine and surgery was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1992 to 1993.

Eric W. Bligard, M.D.

Fellowship-trained retinal specialist whose practice includes general ophthalmology, treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, medical retina, and other ocular disorders.

Eric W. Bligard, M.D., received his medical degree in 1982 from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He completed an ophthalmology residency and a retinal fellowship at The Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. He has been with Wolfe Eye Clinic since January 1987.

Professional affiliations include the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Bligard is married and has two children. He is an ardent tennis player and was ranked #15 in the United States and #1 in the five-state area of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin for all men over the age of 40 by the United States Tennis Association.

Vacations are mixed with work when he travels to countries such as Kenya and Nicaragua to perform eye surgery on people who would otherwise never get a chance to see a doctor. Dr. Bligard says, "It allows me to use some of my skills for others who are less fortunate while I travel and enjoy an experience unlike any other." Dr. Bligard has also performed cataract surgery with lens implants in Mexico and the People's Republic of China. He was the first surgeon to perform phacoemulsification with foldable lens implants in Kenya, East Africa.

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Douglas R. Casady, M.D.

Board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon focusing on management of the eyelids, lacrimal system, orbit and adjacent face.

Douglas Casady, M.D., F.A.C.S., came to Wolfe Eye Clinic from his fellowship at the Lions Eye Institute, Albany Medical College, in Albany, New York. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Casady completed his residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, where he was Chief Resident in 2002 and 2003. Dr. Casady completed his doctorate of medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He also holds a master of science degree from Creighton University and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dr. Casady is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Ophthalmology, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has participated in medical mission work in the Domican Republic and he spent three months on the faculty at the American University of the Caribbean, teaching anatomy while he was in medical school. During his fellowship, he also received the Golden Apple award for teaching from the residents at Albany Medical College.

James A. Davison, M.D.

Specializing in cataract and refractive surgery.

James A. Davison, M.D., F.A.C.S., graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1972, received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School at Rochester in 1976, and finished his ophthalmology internship at Los Angeles County – University of Southern California School of Medicine at Los Angeles in 1977. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester finishing as chief resident in 1980 and joined the Wolfe Eye Clinic (WEC) as the sixth eye surgeon in Marshalltown, Iowa.  He was certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners in 1976 and the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1981. 

Among his WEC work related accomplishments, Dr. Davison started the Vitrectomy Service at Wolfe Eye Clinic in 1981 and performed anterior and posterior segment surgery until 1999 when he formally specialized in cataract and refractive surgery. Over his 30 year career, he and his partners grew WEC into a state wide organization which features 10 main offices, 1 surgery center, 9 Wolfe Family Vision Centers, and 23 WEC associated satellite practices employing 20 surgeons and 17 optometrists with a staff of over 350. He was President and Chairman of Wolfe Eye Clinic’s board of directors from 1995 – 2010 and president of Wolfe Surgery Center 2010-2012.

Among his professional accomplishments outside WEC, Dr. Davison has been a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1984 and has been nominated to the Best Doctors of America since 1994.  He has written or produced and published over 165 scientific articles, book chapters, and video segments, and co-edited textbooks on phacoemulsification and the surgical rehabilitation of vision. He is a member of the Trusted LASIK Surgeons, American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Outpatient Surgery Society, Mayo Eye Alumni Association, Mayo Alumni Association, and Iowa Ophthalmologic Association.  He was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 1990 to 1995 and an active reviewer ever since.  He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has delivered annual papers and helped teach courses at the American Intraocular Implant Society, and after its name change, the ASCRS.  He has also given lectures and helped teach courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings.  He’s taught courses, delivered named lectures and other lectures throughout the United States and in Canada, France, Italy, Japan, and Hong Kong and has performed live surgery at meetings in France, Italy and the United States.  

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Stephen P. Fox, M.D.

General ophthalmology, specializing in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, medical retina, and other ocular disorders.

Stephen P. Fox, M.D., earned his bachelor of science degree from Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He then earned his doctorate of medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Next, he completed an internship at St. Vincent Hospital Health Care Associates in Indianapolis, Indiana, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Fox is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Fox enjoys spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoys playing drums and guitar, jogging and helping his wife train their two dogs. He and his wife Pam have three adult children.

Todd W. Gothard, M.D.

Fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgery specialist, and general ophthalmology, including treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular disorders.

Todd W. Gothard, M.D., is a fellowship-trained specialist in refractive, corneal and cataract surgery. He has been in practice since 1991 and has been with Wolfe Eye Clinic since 1993.

Dr. Gothard completed his undergraduate degree at Gannon University and earned his medical degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following an internship in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he then completed a one-year fellowship in refractive, corneal and cataract surgery at the Phillips Eye Institute and the University of Minnesota under the direction of Dr. Richard Lindstrom.

He currently specializes in refractive, corneal and cataract surgery and has been performing refractive surgery since 1990. He has been actively involved in clinical trials with the excimer laser and has been a clinical investigator for several clinical trials. He has been a clinical investigator for several clinical trials in the evaluation of the LASIK procedure. He has written and lectured in the education of other surgeons and physicians in the practice of refractive surgery and the use of the excimer laser.

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Steven C. Johnson, M.D.

Fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgery subspecialist, also treating general ophthalmology, including treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular disorders.

Steven C. Johnson, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Iowa. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he was chief resident. He also completed a corneal and anterior segment surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut.

During the course of his fellowship in the late 1980s, Dr. Johnson worked on one of the first excimer laser prototypes in the United States. He was a principal clinical investigator on the Technolas Excimer Laser and studies of the LASIK and PRK procedure. Dr. Johnson has written a textbook chapter on the excimer laser and astigmatism. Dr. Johnson is board-certified and is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons.

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LeAnn J. Larson, M.D.

Comprehensive ophthalmologist, treating general ophthalmology, including treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular disorders.

LeAnn J. Larson, M.D., graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a degree in chemistry. She completed both her doctor of medicine degree in 1985 and her residency in Ophthalmology in 1989 at Washington University in St. Louis. She has practiced in Madison, Wisconsin, and Cleveland, Ohio, and has been with Wolfe Eye Clinic since 1999.

Her professional affiliations include the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has volunteered with the Combat Blindness Foundation and EyeCare and has performed cataract surgeries in India and El Salvador.

Dr. Larson enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is an active but not particularly accomplished tennis player, an avid knitter, and enjoys nearly all kinds of music. She is married and has two sons.

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Benjamin L. Mason, M.D.

Fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist whose practice includes general ophthalmology, refractive surgery, treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and other ocular disorders.

Benjamin L. Mason, M.D., received his bachelor of sciences degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He then earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency and a glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He has been with Wolfe Eye Clinic since August 2006.

Professional affiliations include the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Mason enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys participating in athletics and outdoor activities such as biking, rollerblading, tennis, basketball and skiing. Dr. Mason is married and has three daughters.

Jared S. Nielsen, M.D.

Fellowship-trained retina specialist, focusing on diabetic eye disorders, macular degeneration and surgical repair of the retina.

Jared S. Nielsen, M.D., received his bachelor of sciences degree from Brigham Young University. He then earned his masters degree in pathology and doctorate of medicine from the Chicago Medical School. Following an internship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, he completed an ophthalmology residency at Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Nielsen completed a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where he remains a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Nielsen joined Wolfe Eye Clinic in 2007.

Dr. Nielsen is an active researcher and participates in clinical trials designed to provided better care to patients who suffer from sight threatening retinal diseases. He is engaged as an investigator in the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net), a National Eye Institute coordinated effort to study diabetic eye disease. He is also working on additional studies to investigate treatments for other retinal conditions including: central serous chorioretinopathy, macular degeneration, and ocular histoplasmosis.

Dr. Nielsen enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys travel and participating in outdoor activities including canoeing, golf, and fishing. He and his wife and their two sons reside in Des Moines.

Matthew P. Rauen, M.D.

Fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgery subspecialist, also treating general ophthalmology, including treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular disorders.

Matthew P. Rauen, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Research at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He then received his medical degree from the University of Iowa where he also completed his ophthalmology residency. Next, he completed a cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship, also at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Rauen is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Cornea Society. He continues to publish in scientific journals and speaks on cornea transplantation techniques throughout the country. He has been designated as a “Young Physician Leader” by the Cornea Society, serves on the Eye Bank Association of America (EBBA) Advisory Board, and serves on the AAO content committee in the field of Cornea Surgery.

 

Peter Rhee, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, treating general ophthalmology, including treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, medical retina and other ocular disorders.

Peter Rhee, M.D. received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. He then earned his doctorate of medicine from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Next he completed an internship at The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, followed by an ophthalmology residency at The Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dr. Rhee is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Medical Association. He is published in numerous scientific journals and has authored textbook chapters on such topics as ocular pharmacology.

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David D. Saggau, M.D.

Fellowship-trained retinal specialist, focusing on diabetic eye disorders, macular degeneration and surgical repair of the retina.

David D. Saggau, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1984. An ophthalmology residency was completed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He served as chief resident and assistant professor at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago.

In 1990, he completed a retinal fellowship with Cleveland Retina Associates. Since then, Dr. Saggau has been in practice at Wolfe Eye Clinic as a retinal specialist, focusing on diabetic eye disorders, macular degeneration and surgical repair of the retina. He has been with Wolfe Eye Clinic since 1990.

Dr. Saggau decided to become an ophthalmologist during his third year in medical school. "I wanted a surgical practice and wanted to be able to make a significant difference in the life of my patients." When he is not working at Wolfe Eye Clinic, he spends time with his family. He is married and has four children.

Louis J. Scallon, M.D.

Comprehensive ophthalmologist, specializing in refractive surgery and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular disorders.

An Iowa native, Louis J. Scallon, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1984. His ophthalmology residency was completed at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Medical Complex, with a chief residency in ophthalmology in 1988.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Scallon returned to Iowa to begin practicing in Ames. He is affiliated with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, among other local affiliations.

Dr. Scallon is certified in PRK and LASIK. These procedures use the excimer laser to correct myopia and astigmatism.

Dr. Scallon enjoys long-distance running, music and being a scout leader for his children.

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Jeong-Hyeon Sohn, M.D.

Fellowship trained retina specialist, specializing in diabetic eye disorders, macular degeneration and surgical repair of the retina.

Dr. Sohn received his bachelor of sciences degree as well as his doctorate of medicine from Seoul National University, South Korea. Next, he completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at Seoul National University Hospital. He then served as a Uveitis fellow and research associate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He then worked as a research associate, instructor and ophthalmology resident at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, where he rose to the position of chief resident. Most recently, Dr. Sohn completed a retina fellowship at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Sohn has written more than 60 manuscripts and abstracts, and has received numerous scientific awards for his achievements.He enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and participating in athletics and outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking.

Donny W. Suh, M.D.

Fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus specialist.

Donny W. Suh, M.D. received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry from Rice University in Houston, Texas.  Next, he completed his medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by his ophthalmology residency at The Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin.  He then completed his pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship at The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.  Doctor Suh then joined Wolfe Eye Clinic in 2000, where he formally started the pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus program. 

Dr. Suh is passionate about teaching doctors and treating patients around the world and is an active volunteer faculty member for the ORBIS International Medical Program.  With this program he has traveled to Asia, South America, Europe and Africa. 

Dr. Suh has been published in over 100 peer reviewed medical journals, has presented posters and completed textbook chapters and has lectured at meetings around the world.  He is also involved with teaching residents in pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine and ophthalmology.  Dr. Suh is actively involved with research as a member of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigation Group (PEDIG), which is sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH). 

Dr. Suh is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, from whom he received the 2013 Honor Award.  He is also currently serving in the role of President of the Polk County Medical Society.  He has been voted a “Best Doctor of America” and “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” every year since 2005.

Dr. Suh enjoys family activities, running half-marathons and golf.  He and his wife reside in Des Moines with their three children.

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John R. Trible, M.D.

Fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, specializing in surgery and treatment for cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular disorders.

John R. Trible, M.D., received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following an ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he completed a glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He is a glaucoma specialist who previously served on the ophthalmology teaching and research staff at the Eye Institute in the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Trible joined Wolfe Eye Clinic in December 1998.

Dr. Trible is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Glaucoma Society. His research focuses mainly on glaucoma, and he has written and lectured widely on topics within his specialty.

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Optometrists

Cory L. Bower, O.D.

Special interests include specialty contact lenses and ocular pathology.

Dr. Cory Bower received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated cum laude. He earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where he also graduated cum laude.

Dr. Bower is an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the American Optometric Association. During his externship with the Omni Eye Specialists in Baltimore, Maryland, he gained extensive experience in medical management of glaucoma, anterior segment and vitreo-retinal pathology.

Outside of work, Dr. Bower enjoys mountain biking, golf, basketball and fishing.

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John P. Ferrell, O.D.

Special interests include adult and pediatric family eye-care services, treatment and management of ocular disease and prescribing eyewear and contact lenses.

Dr. John Ferrell received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where he graduated cum laude.

Dr. Ferrell is an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

His experiences involve the treatment and management of acute and chronic diseases of the eye and adjacent tissues, including, but not limited to bacterial, viral, or allergic eye problems, removal of foreign bodies and treatment of glaucoma. He also plays an important role in the management of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Additionally, he routinely provides soft, rigid, disposable, and daily wear contact lens fittings and consultations.

Outside of work, Dr. Ferrell enjoys spending time with his family, working on home improvement projects, participating in sports and music.

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Chad A. Gidel, O.D.

Special interests include contact lenses, low vision and general eye care.

Dr. Chad Gidel received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He completed externships at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, Illinois, Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Hospital in Olympia Fields, Illinois, and Omega Eye Surgeons in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Gidel is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Iowa Optometric Association and the Contact Lens Society of America. He has extensive experience in contact lens fitting, low vision, pediatric and special populations care as well as treatment for glaucoma and other ocular diseases.

Outside of work, Dr. Gidel enjoys weight training, basketball, football and spending time with his family.

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Denise C. Gimbel, O.D.

Special interests include management of glaucoma and other ocular pathology.

Dr. Denise Gimbel received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology from Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. Gimbel is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Iowa Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.

During her residency at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, she gained extensive experience in management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Mark G. Holmes, O.D.

Special interests include the treatment of glaucoma and ocular diseases as well as adult and pediatric eye care.

Dr. Holmes received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Indiana School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Biology from Iowa State University.

Dr. Holmes has extensive optometry experience, including the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, age-related eye pathologies, LASIK follow-up care, diabetic eye disease and contact lens fitting. He has worked in private practice providing family eye care in central Iowa since 1996. Dr. Holmes has experience in treating a full spectrum of patients from pediatric through the geriatric population, including those with mental and physical handicaps and those with low vision needs.

Dr. Holmes is a member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa. During his collegiate studies, he was also involved in the Indiana University Optometric Student Association and was the student body liaison for the Optical Laboratories Association at Indiana University.

Outside of work, Dr. Holmes enjoys golf, gardening, wood working and fishing.

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Mark H. Jeppesen, O.D.

Special interests include ocular pathology, contact lenses and pediatrics.

Dr. Jeppesen received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with a major in biology and a minor in Chemistry.

Dr. Jeppesen is a member of the American Optometric Association, Iowa Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor society.

Dr. Jeppesen enjoys working with patients who have pathology and has also worked contracts with several nursing homes to help patients with eye disease who were unable to leave the facility to receive care.

Outside of work, Dr. Jeppesen enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

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Sara D. Khan, O.D.

Special interests include pediatric optometry, including the diagnosis and management of strabismus, amblyopia and various other ocular diseases.

Dr. Sara Khan received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Khan is an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. During her academic externships she gained extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma and macular degeneration, as well as pediatric eye conditions. 

Outside of work, Dr. Khan enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Myra N. Mendoza, O.D.

Special interests include pediatric optometry, including the diagnosis and management of strabismus, amblyopia and various other ocular diseases.

Myra N. Mendoza is originally from Sacramento, California and earned her optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley as well, majoring in cell biology. During her training, she completed externships at the Sacramento VA, Portland VA, and Travis Air Force Base.

Dr. Mendoza is a member of the InfantSee Program, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), American Optometric Association, Iowa Optometric Association, and the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society.

Thomas R. Munger, O.D.

Dr. Munger, originally from Fremont, Nebraska, graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Munger, originally from Fremont, Nebraska, graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed a post-doctoral residency in Family Practice Optometry West Tennessee Eye in Memphis. In addition to providing comprehensive vision care, Dr. Munger gained extensive experience in the medical management of diseases of the eye such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease during his residency. He earned his Bachelor's degree in biology from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska.

His experiences and accomplishments include instructing an Advanced Ophthalmic Practice class for the use and interpretation of Fundus Photography and Ultrasonography and co-instructing for the Southern College of Optometry.

In addition to routine eye care services such as annual examinations, eyeglasses and contact lens fittings; Dr. Munger provides treatment and management of acute and chronic eye diseases such as "red eyes", cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and foreign body removal.

Dr. Munger is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Association of Optometry, the Tennessee Optometric Association and the Nebraska Optometric Association.

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Justin M. Schulte, O.D.

Special interests include general eye care, diagnosis and management of ocular disease and contact lenses.

Dr. Schulte received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and chemistry from Central College in Pella, Iowa.

His training includes clinical rotations at Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, Illinois, Diecke Center for Visual Rehabilitation, Wheaton, Illinois, and Sidney Hillman Health Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Schulte is a member of the American Optometric Association, Iowa Optometric Association and Contact Lens Society.

Outside of work, Dr. Schulte enjoys golf, family and sports.

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Christine L. Semler-Blue, O.D.

Special interests include diagnosis and management of ocular disease, contact lenses and family eye care.

Dr. Semler received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Prior to her professional degree, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Central College in Pella, Iowa.

Dr. Semler has been in private practice since 1997. After practicing in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, for several years, she returned to her home state of Iowa and has been serving Story City and Webster City since 2000 as part of a multi-disciplinary health care organization. In July 2004, she joined Wolfe Family Vision Center in Story City.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Iowa Optometric Association, P.E.O. Philanthropic Educational Organization and a Board Member for the Story City GCC. Outside of work, Dr. Semler enjoys volleyball, softball, golf, church choir and spending time with family and friends.

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Daniel R. Sliwinski, O.D.

Special interests include specialty contact lenses and low vision services.

Dr. Daniel Sliwinski received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois, where he received clinical honors and was a member of the Academic Deans List. He earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he graduated Cum Laude.

Dr. Sliwinski is an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.  Outside of work, Dr. Sliwinski enjoys participating in a variety of community activities.  In 2010, he traveled on a medical mission trip to Juampus, Haiti.  He also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Dr. Sliwinski and his wife Sarah recently welcomed their first child, a son.

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Sarah A. Sliwinski, O.D.

Special interests include specialty contact lenses and the management of ocular diseases.

Dr. Sarah Sliwinski received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.  She earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Dr. Sliwinski is an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the InfantSEE program.  Outside of work, Dr. Sliwinski enjoys being an active member of the community in which she lives, medical service trips, spending time with family and friends and playing tennis and piano.  She and her husband Daniel recently welcomed their first child, a son.

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James C. Tesdahl, O.D.

Special interests include ocular disease.

Dr. James Tesdahl received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Indiana School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana. He also attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he graduated cum laude.

Dr. Tesdahl has also been an Optometric Intern at several eye care centers including the Atwater Eye Care Center in Bloomington, Indiana, where he performed full scope primary care exams with emphasis on dilation detection and management of ocular disease.

Dr. Tesdahl is a member of the Iowa Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and Rotary International.

Outside of work, Dr. Tesdahl enjoys golf, basketball, volleyball and spending time with friends and family.

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Marshall K. Walker, O.D.

Special interests include mission work, diagnosing and treating external eye disease, as well as cataract diagnosis and postoperative care.

Dr. Marshall Walker received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He studied undergraduate curriculum at both Northern Michigan University and the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Walker is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association. He is a member of the Traer and Toledo Chambers of Commerce and is an active member of the Toldeo-Tama Kiwanis Club. He is also a member of the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (V.O.S.H.) and has made seven trips to Haiti delivering eyeglasses and providing eye care.

Outside of work, Dr. Walker enjoys spending leisure time outdoors, participating in sports activities and motorcycle riding.

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