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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Mt Vernon Eye Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and services in Mt. Vernon.


Dr. Richard Skotowski, OD

Dr. Richard Skotowski is originally from Rockford, IL.  He attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and became fond of the people of Iowa.  He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1983.  Dr Skotowski is actively involved with the Iowa Optometric Association.  He is also active in the community and has served on numerous boards and committees.  Dr. Skotowski enjoys traveling, sports especially local, and spending time with his family.

He and his wife Cathy have three daughters: Sarah, Annie, and Liz.


Dr. Steven Sindt, OD, FAAO

Dr. Sindt, a native of Dubuque joined the Mt. Vernon Eye Clinic in 1995.  He received a degree in Biology from Loras College and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry.  He completed a hospital based residency through Ohio State University and the Cleveland VA Medical Center.  In addition to being a partner in the Mount Vernon Eye Clinic, he is also on staff at the Iowa City VA Medical Center.  Dr. Sindt is a clinical researcher, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and has published several research papers.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Iowa Optometric Association, and is an examiner for the National Boards in Optometry.

Dr. Sindt and his wife have three children.  In his spare time he enjoys family, Hawkeye football, fitness, motorcycles, and home brewing.