Our Doctors

Le Mars, Ia Optometrists

Dr. Elizabeth Groetken

Dr. Elizabeth Groetken O.D. received her Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry in 1994 after having attained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Dakota in 1990. Dr. Liz is Board Certified in diagnosing, treating and managing eye disease along with providing primary vision care, pre and post operative care and contact lens fitting.

Dr. Groetken previously lectured at the University of South Dakota on “Vision and Learning”. Dr. Liz attends several professional conferences each year to stay abreast of the latest education in eye health, having a firm belief in maintaining and expanding her and the entire staff’s knowledge to continue to bring Le Mars the best care. She often brings her staff to educational opportunities to keep them up to date on the latest developments in the industry.

Dr. Liz grew up in Utica, South Dakota and moved to Iowa in 1999 with her family. Dr. Groetken has been practicing optometry for 20 years, of those, 14 years have been enjoyed in Le Mars. In 2007 she realized a dream when she opened her own practice in the heart of Le Mars.

Dr Liz, along with her devoted husband, hold precious the time they have with their two children, Theryn and Kara. Dr. Liz and her family are passionate about basketball and enjoy supporting the local sports teams and the community of Le Mars.

Cheryl J. Bronner

Cheryl J. Bronner, O.D. graduated from Southern California College of Optometry with distinction after attending Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Upon graduation in 1994 she received the Lighthouse Low Vision Products Award, Marchon/Marcolin Calvin Klein Eyewear Excellence Award, and the Dr. Irvin M. Borish Award. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity.

Shortly after graduation, Dr. Bronner opened a private practice in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Her practice provided comprehensive eye exams, full optical services, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, lasik co-management and expanded contact lens services. Dr. Bronner participated in several FDA research projects evaluating contact lenses and contact lens solutions.

While in Colorado, she was active in the Colorado Optometric Association. Dr. Bronner served on numerous committees including the COA Board of Trustees from 1997-1999. In 1999, she was awarded the Colorado Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year.

In 2010, Dr. Bronner and her family relocated to the Spencer area to be closer to extended family. In her free time Dr. Bronner likes to run, bike, and garden. She is looking forward to teaching Anatomy and Physiology at a local college this fall.

Dr. Bronner provides all optometric services at Groetken Family EyeCare in LeMars which includes comprehensive vision examinations, prescription eyewear recommendations, contact lens fittings, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, and vision rehabilitation.

We take the time

We spend the time you need to deliver top quality eye care for each and every person we see. We deliver timely quality at every step of the way

Innovative Science

Continuous education and research our key to not only our Doctors success, but also our staff. Both Doctors and staff attend various training, education and peer sessions to continually upgrade.

Advanced Technology

Groetken family Eyecare has one of the most advanced offices in the area. We continually upgrade all of our systems including recently having our EMR software. Ask how it improves your care today!

Clear Communication

Our Doctors talk to you directly ensuring you understand every aspect of your treatment and our staff continues that discussion throughout your entire visit giving you the most information on your eye care.

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Dr. Groetken Quoted in New Scientist Magazine

During her recent trip to Haiti Dr. Groetken was able to work with a team of inventors that were along on the trip. The inventors, a start up called Smart Vision Labs from New York, are developing a low cost device that will help spot vision problems during an eye...

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