Due to an increase in demand, Wolfe Eye Clinic has hired a new doctor to help patients throughout its circuit of affiliates.
With this new hire, Dr. Matthew Rauen, Wolfe now has a total of 13 doctors that rotate through locally and Rauen works in Marshalltown once every two weeks.
Rauen started on the job last month and specializes in cornea transplants, Lasik and cataract surgeries. He arrives from Virdi Eye Clinic in the Quad Cities.
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Dr. Matthew Rauen talks to patient Jesse Chapman recently at the Wolfe Eye Clinic in Marshalltown. Rauen started at the clinic last month.
"This is an opportunity to practice in a multi-specialty group with excellent technology and compassionate care," the Grimes resident said. "We have every major sub-specialty in ophthalmology that rotates through the Marshalltown clinic. The community is very well served."
He said the positive impact he can make on people's lives is what drew him to the vision field.
"Vision is such an important sense," Rauen said. "As ophthalmologists, we are privileged to do what we do."
Rauen also offered up a few tips for people on taking care of their eyes. He said eating a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables and avoiding smoking are some keys to maintaining good vision, as well as wearing safety glasses when doing work around the home.
"The eye is a delicate organ, so do what you can to protect it," Rauen said.
Lisa Lekar, director of marketing with Wolfe, attributes the increase in demand for their services to the aging senior population.