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.



Meghann came to Cedar Rapids Eye Care in 2017 with many years of insurance and billing experience under her belt. In addition to being our Insurance Manager, she serves as Office Manager to our hardworking, knowledgeable team.

She loves making ridiculous song parodies about the office to keep everyone laughing. In Meg’s free time, she enjoys karaoke, dancing, live music, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.



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



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, their daughter and fur babies.



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 and scheduling.



Kimberly brought her extensive knowledge of vision therapy to our office in 2021.

She is passionate about helping our therapy patients reach their goals! In addition to attaining her COVT certification, Kimberly is a licensed occupational therapy assistant.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and gardening.



Brian has worked in the optical field since August 2016 and brings his expertise and awesome style to our Optique.

In his free time he enjoys walking, biking and hiking. He is married with 2 dogs that he thinks are pretty cool.

Brian’s witty energy and passion for learning new things has complemented our office atmosphere very well!



Prior to joining our team, Tiphanie attended Kirkwood Community College and then ran the front desk of a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital for nearly a decade.

She enjoys working in a fast-paced atmosphere, which makes her a perfect fit for our front desk! In her free time,

Tiphanie enjoys caring for her large plant collection, cooking, fishing, painting, riding her horse & spending time with her husband and their two sons.



Jodi worked as a Chiropractic Assistant for 22 years prior to joining our team.

She has excelled at making our patients feel welcome, at ease and educated during their pretests.

After hours Jodi can usually be found camping, watching live music, or at a sporting event of some type with her husband, 3 kids, daughters in law and grandkids. She also has 2 beloved vizslas.



Carol brings ample experience in customer service and leadership to our lab, and has worked in the optical field since May 2017. She earned a degree in psychology from University of Missouri. While she enjoys all aspects of being an optician, her favorite part is witnessing children receiving their first pair of glasses and seeing the world through new eyes.

Carol typically spends her free time on her acreage, enjoying the company of her dog, cats, ducks, and chickens. When she's not tending to her animals, you can find her rocking out to live music or spending quality time with her family.



Gwendolyn’s experience in the medical field has been multi-faceted; working on the surgical side in varying specialties as well as earning tech degrees and certifications. She leads our contact lens department, secondary testing, and is our dry eye care coordinator.

Gwendolyn’s extracurricular activities are as diverse as her professional career! She is an award winning bow hunter, a great cook, and enjoys being “Gigi” to her grandkids.



Jess has enjoyed being an optician since 2017, and has broadened her horizons in our office by learning front desk duties as well. She takes great pride in styling patients in glasses that not only meet their optical needs, but also make them feel confident and comfortable. Jess previously attended culinary school at Kirkwood, and our team reaps the benefits of this on food days!

In the warmer months, Jess and her loved ones frequently hike. She enjoys spending time with her dog, reading, gaming, and watching anime. Jess is fluent in Spanish, and is happy to assist our Spanish-speaking patients

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4207 Glass Road, NE
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Cedar Rapids Eye Care 4207 Glass Rd. NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Phone: (319) 366-4455 Fax: (319) 362-8461

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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