Meet Our LASIK Surgeons
The LASIK surgeons at Wolfe Eye Clinic are leaders in laser vision correction. With over 45,000 procedures and counting, they were the first in Iowa to perform laser vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Today they continue their commitment to serve patients across the state of Iowa.
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James Davison, M.D.
Des Moines, Marshalltown
Nominated to Best Doctors of America, Dr. Davison joined Wolfe Eye Clinic (WEC) in 1980 as a LASIK and cataract specialist. Dr. Davison received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency as chief resident at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. During his time at the Wolfe Eye Clinic, Dr. Davison has contributed significantly to the growth and expansion of WEC, in addition to the scientific advancement of surgical rehabilitation of vision. | read more
Benjamin Mason, M.D.
Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo
Dr. Mason is a glaucoma and cataract specialist whose practice includes refractive surgery. He has been with the Wolfe Eye Clinic since 2006, after earning his doctorate of medicine from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completing an ophthalmology residency and a glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. | read more
Steven C. Johnson, M.D.
Dr. Johnson is fellowship-trained corneal and refractive surgery subspecialist. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he was chief resident. 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 procedures. | read more
Matthew Rauen, M.D.
Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown
Dr. Rauen is a LASIK and cornea specialist, receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, where he also completed his ophthalmology residency and a cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery fellowship. He continues to publish in scientific journals and speaks on eye care and cornea transplantation techniques throughout the country. Dr. Rauen is designated as a “Young Physician Leader” by the Cornea Society. | read more
Todd W. Gothard, M.D.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City
Dr. Gothard specializes in refractive, corneal, and cataract surgery. He earned his medical degree with honors from the University of North Carolina. Following an internship in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, he then completed a one-year fellowship in refractive, corneal, and cataract surgery at the Phillips Eye Institute and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gothard has been with Wolfe Eye Clinic since 1993 and actively involved in clinical trials with the excimer laser and evaluation of the LASIK procedure. | read more
Louis J. Scallon, M.D.
Specializing in LASIK and the treatment of cataracts, Iowa native Dr. Scallon received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1984. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Medical Complex, with a chief residency in ophthalmology since 1988. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Scallon returned to Iowa to begin practicing in Ames. | read more