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Dr. Detlef Sleichter

Dr. Detlef Sleichter was born and raised in Iowa where he attended undergraduate school at Loras College. While there he was involved in several organizations and was awarded the Fr. Ray Herman Peace and Justice Service Award for his dedication to serving others.

He received his Doctor of Optometry degree at MCPHS University in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2017. He graduated with several honors: Beta Sigma Kappa, Gold Key Society, President’s Award (as voted by faculty and staff), Peer Award (as voted by his classmates), and the VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship for his performance in patient care.  He was also involved in several organizations: president of Student Academy of Optometry, president of Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, and the co-creator of Walk Fit, a program geared towards connecting students to community members with visual impairment. He was involved on a global level using his profession to serve those in Haiti and Tanzania.

Dr. Sleichter recently completed a residency at the Kansas City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center focused on ocular disease and low vision.  While there he gained extensive experience in the management of ocular disease including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, corneal trauma, uveitis, and cataracts.  His area of interest spans across all types of patients as he also completed rotations focused on pediatrics, contact lens, and post-surgical care.

Dr. Sleichter, his wife, and son are excited to be back in Iowa and look forward to the opportunity to serve the greater Cedar Rapids area.

Contact Iowa EyeCare today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sleichter.