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Iowa City Office

Eye Associates is your eye care professional for the diagnosis, treatment and management of eye diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system.

Iowa CityEye Associates has been your trusted professional for quality eye care in the Iowa City community for over 78 years. Our comprehensive eye exams use advanced diagnostic technology while providing the personal attention you want and deserve. Our expert doctors take time to answer all of your questions, explain treatment options and provide the best treatments available. Our experienced staff provide superior customer service through effective communication and timely assistance. As part of our premier eye care, we offer the highest quality of vision correction products and services to match your needs. Built on the foundation of patient convenience and satisfaction, Eye Associates, serves all of your family’s eye care needs under one roof. You can count on us to consistently provide you with the highest level of personalized care, for a lifetime of healthy vision.

  • Paul W. Hottel, O.D.

    Iowa City and Williamsburg Offices


    Dr. Paul Hottel is an Iowa City native and a 3rd generation optometrist. His great-uncle James started the practice in downtown Iowa City in 1937 and was joined by father Philip in 1948. Paul joined the practice in 1982 following graduation from Southern California College of Optometry. He is a past Education Chairman for the Hawkeye Institute, a continuing education conference for optometrists in Iowa and surrounding states. He enjoys golf, softball, bowling, Hawkeye athletics, and family activities with wife and 2 adult children. His daughter is currently attending Optometry School continuing the family tradition.

  • Dennis J. Schlader, O.D.

    Iowa City and Kalona Offices


    Dr. Schlader grew up in Charles City, Iowa. He attended Loras College and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1987. He initially practiced with Wolfe Eye Clinic in Marshalltown until he joined Eye Associates in 1989. Dr. Schlader has been actively involved in the Iowa Optometric Association, serving as Education Chairman for the Hawkeye Institute, National Board of Examiners, as well as the Executive IOA Board from 1996-1999. He enjoys running, golf, and family activities with his wife and two children.

  • Jayme N. Wilhelm, O.D.

    Iowa City and Kalona Offices


    Dr. Wilhelm, grew up in Dyersville, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology Research from Loras College in 2003 and his Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2007. He is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Society and a member of the Iowa Optometric Association, where he is co-chair of the Continuing Education Commitee. When not in the office, Jayme enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, competing in triathlons, and bow hunting.

  • Anna M. Waters, O.D.

    Iowa City, Coralville, and Williamsburg Offices


    Dr. Waters was raised in West Branch, Iowa. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University and her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. She is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Society, Iowa Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. Outside the office, Dr. Waters enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with friends and family.

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