Services at Mauer Eye Center

At Mauer Eye Center, we provide a complete range of services. Whether you are interested in laser vision correction, need to schedule your routine eye exam or are having trouble with your vision, we have the latest state of the art technology and procedures to keep your eyes staying healthy and to provide the highest quality care possible. Please see our sub-specialties to the right. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please call (319) 433-3000 for additional information.



Call your doctor to discuss your symptoms if you:

  • Need frequent changes in your eyeglasses prescription.
  • Have blurred or double vision that develops slowly.
  • Are having a problem seeing during the daytime because of glare.
  • Have difficulty driving at night because of glare from headlights.
  • Have vision problems that are affecting your ability to do daily activities.

Call your doctor if you:

  • Notice blind spots in your vision.
  • Notice that over time you are having more trouble seeing.
  • Have a family history of glaucoma, are age 40 or older, and have not had an eye exam in more than a year. You may need to be examined by an eye specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist) for signs of glaucoma.
  • Have glaucoma and have side effects from the glaucoma medicines that you are taking.

Call your doctor to discuss whether you need an eye exam if:

  • You need more light to read than you used to.
  • Colors seem faded or less vivid than they used to.
  • Your vision seems to be getting more blurry.

Call your doctor immediately if you have diabetes and notice:

  • Floaters in your field of vision. Floaters often appear as dark specks, globs, strings, or dots. A sudden shower of floaters may be a sign of a retinal detachment, which is a serious complication of diabetic retinopathy.
  • A new visual defect, shadow, or curtain across part of your vision. This is another sign of retinal detachment.
  • Eye pain or a feeling of pressure in your eye.
  • New or sudden vision loss. The sudden onset of partial or complete vision loss is a symptom of many disorders that can occur within or outside the eye, including retinal detachment or bleeding within the eye. Sudden vision loss is always a medical emergency.
  • If you have type 2 diabetes, even if you do not have any symptoms of eye disease, you still need to have your eyes and vision checked regularly by an eye specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist). If you wait until you have symptoms, it is more likely that complications and severe damage to the retina will have already developed.

To be eligible for LASIK surgery, the following criteria is taken into consideration:

  • Age
  • General Health
  • Eye Health
  • Eye Problems
  • Eye Injury
  • Nursing or Pregnant
  • Dry Eye Condition
  • Stable Vision
  • Contacts

Routine Eye Exams

Routine eye exams are important — regardless of your age or your physical health.  During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, evaluate how your eyes work together as a team and assess your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.


Mauer Eye is one of largest optical centers in the state of Iowa. Our experts can help you choose the frames or contacts that are perfectly suited to your lifestyle. We offer hundreds of designer styles that allow you to both look and see your best!

Contact Lens

Our professionally trained staff works with each patient to meet their specific needs. The contact lens department at Mauer Eye Center offers a wide array of contacts and services.

Why choose Mauer Eye Center?

Whether you are in need of a routine eye exam or needing more specialized care, Mauer Eye Center will be there to ensure your long term, healthy vision.