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Dr. DeAnn Fitzerald

Dr. DeAnn M. Fitzgerald, OD

Dr. Fitzgerald has been in the eye care profession for over 30 years. A graduate of the College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, she got into the profession because of her passion for helping people. "The eyes are the windows to the body," she says. "So many things can be seen and diagnosed with a thorough eye exam."


The doctor has been providing eye care to the Corridor community since she moved to Cedar Rapids in 1984. When asked about her future goals, Dr. Fitzgerald replies that they are, "To continue to grow and contribute through my passion for my career." She currently offers patients examinations, diagnoses and treatments for the management of vision diseases and disorders. Dr. Fitzgerald is always investigating and investing in the latest eye care technology to provide the best state-of-the-art patient care possible.

Dr. Kathy Hotsenpiller

Dr. Kathy Hotsenpiller, OD

Dr. Kathy Hotsenpiller majored in biology and earned her undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in Ohio in 1995. After doing cancer research and coordinating oncology clinical trials for four years, she decided to go to optometry school in Chicago. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2003. Dr. Hotsenpiller previously worked in private practice before joining Dr. Fitzgerald in 2013. She not only enjoys primary eye care, but also enjoys fitting patients who have keratoconus or corneal scarring with specialty contact lenses.  “The most rewarding thing about fitting patients with scleral lenses is seeing the smile on their faces after they realize how much better they can see!” In her spare time Dr. Hotsenpiller enjoys yoga, knitting, and hiking with her family.

Dr. Kacie Monroe, OD, FCOVD

Dr. Monroe grew up on a farm in central Iowa and went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She earned her doctorate (O.D.) degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While in optometry school Dr. Monroe was active in volunteer organizations including VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), Dr. Monroe also earned the David J. Kerko Low Vision Award and was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in Optical by Vision Monday magazine.


Dr. Monroe completed externships at a private practice in Kentucky specializing in pediatrics and vision therapy services, and at Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, a world renowned eye care hospital in Miami, Florida. She also attended a 100-hour training class in vision therapy with Dr. Robert Sanet in San Diego, California. Dr. Monroe earned her Fellowship in College of Optometrists in Vision Development. This designation demonstrates her dedication to functional optometry and vision therapy.


Dr. Monroe lives in Marion with her husband Nick, their daughter Hallie and son Harrison. They enjoy walking their dog and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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3225 Williams Parkway SW, Suite 1, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Dr. Eyad H. Yehyawi, OD

Dr. Eyad H. Yehyawi grew up in southeast Iowa and has been practicing optometry since 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Quincy University in 1999, where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. He earned his doctorate from The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2004 and then completed a residency in ocular disease at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Yehyawi also completed clinical training programs in St. Louis, Kansas City, Orlando, and Denver.


Outside of work, Dr. Yehyawi enjoys sports, movies and outdoor activities with his wife and children.

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