Our Providers

Mauer Eye Center will be there to ensure your long term, healthy vision.

Dr. Mauer, Dr. Hartmann, Dr. Menet and Dr. Pelzer are committed to exceeding your expectations. In our state of the art facility, our doctors utilize the latest technology and techniques for laser vision correction,cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, fitting contact lenses and glasses and treating diseases of the retina.
Richard Mauer, M.D., A.B.E.S., F.A.C.S.
Richard 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 since 1990. 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 Hartmann, O.D.
Amy 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

An Iowa native, Dr. Hartmann has been in the field of Optometry since 1995. 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. She 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 since 1995. She continues to offer her patients the best one-on-one care for their individual needs.

Carrie Menet, O.D.
Carrie Menet, O.D.
“I continue to be amazed at the intricacies of the visual system and the impact that healthy eyes can have on a person’s overall health and quality of life. It is a privilege to provide eye care services to improve and enhance patients’ well-being.”

Dr. Carrie A. Menet

Dr. Carrie Menet is a native of Oklahoma.
She graduated from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma College of Optometry, and obtained her doctorate degree in Optometry. She is a board-certified Examiner in Optometry, who graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.

Lisa Pelzer, O.D.
Lisa Pelzer, O.D.
“I’ve always had a drive to make a difference in other people’s lives. Being able to work one-on-one with patients in this evolving field has been a rewarding privilege.”

Dr. Lisa M. Pelzer

Dr. Lisa Pelzer is native of rural Northwest Iowa.
She graduated from Midwestern University of Arizona College of Optometry, and obtained her doctorate degree in Optometry. She completed her residency at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center for Ocular Disease. Dr. Pelzer 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 Integrative Physiology.