Meet Our Staff

Dr. Steven Sloan, Optometrist

Steve2017A native of Dubuque, Dr. Steve Sloan received his undergraduate degree in biology from Loras College. He then attended Illinois College of Optometry for his Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating in 1982. Dr. Sloan has served as President of the Iowa Optometric Association Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the Loras College Board of Regents.  He has also been active on many community and church boards and committees. Dr. Sloan was selected by a professional journal as one of the 21 outstanding young optometrists in the United States.In his spare time, Dr. Sloan enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Julie, are the parents of four children: Philip, Katie, Stephanie and Ben.



Dr. Martha Smith, Optometrist

Martha2017Also from Dubuque, Dr. Smith received her undergraduate degree from Augustana College in 1992. She graduated valedictorian of her class at the Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Smith completed a residency in ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation at the Kansas City V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. She also serves as a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Smith enjoys spending spare time at home with her family. She and her husband, Bryan, have three daughters: Emily, Bethany, Vivian.



Dr. Stephanie Sloan, Optometrist

Steph2017Raised in Dubuque, Dr. Stephanie Sloan received her undergraduate degree in Biology through an accelerated program from Augustana College. She then attended Illinois College of Optometry where she graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree and received the Clinical Excellence Award. After graduation, Dr. Sloan completed a post-doctoral Residency in Ocular Disease with an emphasis on ocular emergency and trauma at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, Illinois. She has served as a Trustee for the American Optometric Student Association and is a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Tomb & Key Honor Fraternity, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. In her free time, Dr. Sloan enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.



Sandy S. - Front Office Team Leader, Bellevue

Sandys2017Sandy has been with the Bellevue office since June of 1992 as our front office team leader. Among her many duties, she can be found filing insurance claims and scheduling your next appointments. She also educates patients about the latest contact lenses available and shows our new contact lens patients how to properly wear and take care of their lenses. In addition, Sandy attends many continuing education classes to maintain her extensive knowledge of Medicare and other types of insurance. In 2012, Sandy was recognized as the Iowa Optometric Association Assistant of the Year. For her outstanding dedication to the optical field.

Sandy enjoys reading, spending time on the river and is involved in the Bellevue Community Club. She and her husband, Joel, have three children: Tom, Megan and Molly, and 4 grandchildren. 



Janelle – Clinic Team Leader, Bellevue

She has over 15 years of customer service experience and with her warm smile and great personality she strives to make your visit pleasant and enjoyable.



Kathy - Certified Optician, Bellevue

kathy2017You will see Kathy’s smiling face as you enter Vision Health Center. Kathy has had over 20 years of customer service experience and she enjoys meeting and assisting all of the patients that come to Vision Health Center. Kathy works to make sure that each patient’s experience is an enjoyable one. Kathy works in both locations of our practice, she assists patients with frame and lens consultations in our Dubuque location and manages the optical lab and assists patients with frame and lens consultations as well in the Bellevue location.

Kathy enjoys her busy life with husband Tom, and three children, Kieffer, Clare, and Gwen.  



Jenny - Certified Optician, Dubuque

Jenny2017Jenny has 15 years experience in the optical field and has been certified by the American Board of Opticianary since 1998. She joined the Vision Health Center team after relocating from Iowa City to her hometown of Dubuque. Jenny's extensive knowledge of frame designs and understanding of spectacle lens technology provides our patients with the best combination of frames and lenses to fit their individual needs. She is always looking for new pieces to add the the office and to her own collection eccentric eyewear.



Tempie – Marketing/Front Office Team Leader, Dubuque

tempie2017Tempie graduated from University of Nevada in Las Vegas with a Bachelors in Marketing. She has 19 years of experience in the optometry field working as a technician and patient educator. In addition to many technical skills she possesses in contact lenses and optometry testing, she attends to all the demanding details of patient care in a busy optometric practice. You may run into her in Dubuque representing the Vision Health Center team at many of the local Health Fairs, Chamber events, and other gatherings. 

When Tempie isn't hard at work you will find her spending time with her family; Matt, Ryan, and Kayla.

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Jessica - Certified Paraoptometric 

Jessie2017Jessica has been with our clinic since Sept 2014. She has over 13 years of  customer service. She loves being in the clinic, pretesting and interacting with patients. In her free time, she loves traveling, and being with family and friends.







Cindy - Patient Care Coordinator

Cindy2017Cindy has over 37 years of customer service experience.  After retiring from her job with the Dept. of Agriculture she decided to join the VHC Team in 2016.  In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors doing yardwork, cooking and being a grandmother of three.

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