We are dedicated to serving your complete eye care needs. Every one of our staff is trained in the latest techniques to serve you. Your doctor will work with closely with you and our staff to diagnose any issues and prepare preventative eye care programs tailored to your specific needs.



Angie is a graduate from Kirkwood College; a jack-of-all trades in the optical field. She has over 20 years of experience from lab technician, preliminary testing, patient coordination, frame stylist, working with contacts, as well as processing insurance and billing.

Angie brings her feisty sense of humor and friendly personality to all of our patients. When not keeping many balls in the air at Cedar Rapids Eye Care, Angie loves spending time on her acreage with her husband, two children, and her wide assortment of animals, which will continue to grow.



Erin is ABO certified and has years of experience in the optical field. She has helped in many aspects of optometry including specialty testing, preliminary testing, eyewear selection, patient instruction of contact lens insertion and removal, scheduling appointments and processing orders.

"I really enjoy helping people with their eyes! Every person has an individual need. It is fun, interesting and rewarding every day!"

When not at work, Erin enjoys reading, some crafting, and being with her family.



Meghann came to Cedar Rapids Eye Care with many years of insurance and billing experience. In addition to being our Insurance Manager she serves as Staff Manager to our fun, hardworking, knowledgeable team.

She loves trading "dad jokes" with her coworkers and making fun song parodies about the office to keep everyone laughing. In her free time she enjoys karaoke, dancing, live music, hiking with her 2 dogs and spending time with her kids.


Tina is ABO certified and brings to Cedar Rapids Eye Care over twenty-five years of Optical experience. She enjoys all facets of her lab management position, but her passion has always been caring for her patients.

Starting each morning at the gym, her high energy continues throughout her day. When away from the office, Tina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Playing a game of tennis or a bike ride are also on her to-do list.



Brenda began her career in optometry working part-time as a senior in high school. She left for college, but returned to Cedar Rapids Eye Care after graduating from UNI with a degree in Biology.

She soon became the first vision therapist working under the direction of Dr. Kara Heying. Brenda has 20 plus years' experience as a vision therapist and more recently can also be found working at the front desk handling everything from phone triage, patient coordination, and greeting everyone with her bright smile and bubbly personality.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors doing a variety of activities including hiking, running, playing tennis and kayaking



Kevin is ABO Certified and brings over 30 years of experience to the Optique. Kevin knows how to connect patients with the right frame and make it a fun experience. "I also like to meet with reps to find the forward trends in fashion eyewear for our collection."

He enjoys the work environment at Cedar Rapids Eye Care. When he is not working with our lenses, he is behind his camera lens with his wife, directing movies. In his free time he also enjoys working with his wife photographing and recording life's memorable moments, from senior pictures, your wedding day and updating the family picture. Check out his latest filmography at www.thespeedofplot.com.



Karlie, BA, COVT received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electronic Media/ Communications and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. She became a member of our team in February 2016.

Karlie enjoys teaching vision therapy to both children and adults with special interests in brain injury and post-concussive vision rehabilitation and sports vision performance training. She has enjoyed the opportunity to work with the University of Iowa Baseball team for the past 4 years.

In her free time, Karlie enjoys traveling and the outdoors; kayaking, camping, boating, backpacking and spending time with her husband Tim and their 2 fur babies. Karlie and Tim are expecting their first child June 2021!



Jean, after spending ten years working in an optical lab, joined the Cedar Rapids Eye Care patient coordination team. "The people are the best part of my job - both the patients and the family atmosphere in the office."

In her spare time Jean likes to spend time with her husband, four children, her dogs and grandchildren.



Maria graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin earning a BA in psychology. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She enjoys attending annual meetings and taking coursework through COVD to keep current on new techniques in vision therapy.

Maria joined the Children's Eye Center vision therapy team in 2012.She loves all of the "A-ha!" moments her patients discover through vision therapy like being able to see 3-D movies, have fewer headaches, improve sports performance, and enjoy reading and writing.

She enjoys working with patients of all ages and helping them achieve their goals. When not at the office, Maria likes to garden, exercise, and cook with family and friends. She and her husband, Mike, enjoy spending time with their family, traveling, hiking, and being outdoors.



Carrie is a graduate from Iowa State University and has taught kindergarten and first grade in Iowa and Minnesota. She later moved to the Chicago suburbs where she met her husband Jim and had 3 children.

She went back to school to become a dental hygienist for many years, then the family moved to Cedar Rapids for her husband's job and she started working at Cedar Rapids Eye Care.

Carrie is part of the front desk team and handles patient check in/out, scheduling



Susie BA, CCN, COVT, she is a graduate of the University of Iowa, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Board-Certified Optometric Vision Therapist. Susie has also received training by the College of Syntonic Optometry to test and administer syntonic phototherapy.

Susie enjoys all facets of vision therapy including diagnostic testing, working with children with learning differences, adults, and sports performance training. She has worked on vision performance with athletes ranging from high school trap shooters all the way through professional baseball and football players.

She says, "You get to think on your feet, adapting therapy to the specific needs of each patient. The best part of therapy is watching bright but frustrated children becoming confident in their own abilities."

When not at work, Susie likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters, volunteering and raising many different animals on her hobby farm.

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Cedar Rapids Eye Center proudly serves Cedar Rapids, IA and the surrounding areas of Kenwood Park, Noelridge Park, Mound View, Marion, Hiawatha, Cedar Hills and Toddville.

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