Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Stacey Carabello is a 2016 graduate of Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, located in Fullerton, California. Dr. Carabello’s professional interests include binocular vision, primary care, ocular disease, primary care, contact lens fit and pre-surgical and post-surgical care. She is member of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Carabello completed her undergraduate studies at Iowa State University and is originally from Leawood, Kansas. She has recently relocated to Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
Dr. Tod Gerhardt is a 2005 graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, located in St. Louis. Dr. Gerhardt completed his training at the Veterans Hospital, Southwest Medical Center, and TLC Eye Center in St. Louis. Dr. Gerhardt’s professional interests are in eye disease, contact lenses, pediatrics, and laser vision correction. Dr. Gerhardt is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the Iowa Optometric Association.
Dr. Gerhardt originates from Burlington, Iowa. He is happily married to his wife Tracy. They have two sons, Connor and Carter and a daughter Addison.
Dr. Matthew Ruhl is a 2005 graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, located in St. Louis. Dr. Ruhl completed his training at the Veterans Hospital, Southwest Medical Center, and Pediatric Specialty Clinic in St. Louis. Dr. Ruhl’s professional interests include primary eye care, pediatric and binocular vision, eye disease, contact lenses, and laser vision correction. Dr. Ruhl is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Iowa Optometric Association.
Dr. Ruhl is originally from Hannibal, Missouri. He is happily married to his wife Quinn. They have one son, Remy, and 3 daughters, Sydney, Chloe and Delaney.
An Iowa native, Dr. Megan Hangartner graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2014. Her professional interests include primary care, ocular disease, pediatric and binocular vision, specialty and routine contact lens fits, laser vision correction, and pre-surgical and post-surgical care. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Iowa Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, the Gold Key International Honor Society, and the Mt. Pleasant Noon Rotary Club. Dr. Hangartner is originally from Postville, IA and is married to Alex.