Our Doctors

To go along with the best technology and frame selection in the area, we've naturally hired only the best doctors to care for your eyes. Find out more about our talented doctors below.

Dr. Steven C. Mather, O.D.

Dr. Steven C. Mather has served the Lafayette area as an optometrist since 1981, providing eye exams, advanced treatments, contact lenses and stylish frames to Lafayette families. Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, Dr. Mather has practiced eye care in the greater Lafayette area since 1981. He knows this community well, and is committed to serving the people of this area with the best in current eye care practices.

Dr. Mather completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Indiana University in 1997 and obtained his Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in 1981. In August of that same year, Dr Mather began his solo-practice of Optometry in Greater Lafayette. When Dr. Robert Mather retired in 1993, Dr. Steven Mather integrated the two practices.

Dr. Mather is a 32 year member of the American Optometric Association and Indiana Optometric Association. He has cared for veterans' eyes at the Indiana Veterans Home for seventeen years. Dr. Mather was the first optometrist in the area to fit Corneal Refractive contact lenses, to offer diagnostic laser scans of the retina, and "Quantifeye" macular pigment analysis for macular degeneration.

While a member of The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Mather initiated the Community Academic Recognition Award. He is a past board member of the Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club. In 2007, was a co-chair of the Lafayette Heart Gala. Dr. Mather is still serves as secretary/treasurer of the Tippecanoe Cattleman's Association.

Dr. Mather has 3 children. Outside the family his interests include: 4-H, German Shorthair Pointers(dogs), Hereford Cattle, Quarter Horses and agriculture.

Dr. Mark Cutler

Dr. Mark Cutler is our second optometrist and eye care specialist who provides Lafayette with eye exams, vision tests and advanced treatments. Dr. Cutler was an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy and afterwards worked in the aerospace industry while attending college. A graduate of California State University San Bernardino he then attended Optometry school at Indiana University and graduated with honors.

Dr. Cutler has a strong background in eye pathology management and treatment. His diverse background and interests help with understanding the wide variety of patients' needs for their worklife and hobbies.

He is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys flying airplanes, stand up paddle surfing, gardening, fitness and martial arts and playing guitar with his band.

Our Staff

Without our supportive, talented staff, the Mather Vision Group office simply wouldn't run. Read on to find out more about our fantastic staff and everything they can do for you, whether you're a returning patient or are looking to visit for the first time.

Denise A. Boehle - Receptionist

Our receptionist will help you schedule eye exams, eye appointments, and she is trained to help with contact lenses and contact lens exams.  Joined in 2000. Denise is the first person you'll see when making a visit to the office, and it's most often her voice on the phone you will hear. She welcomes you and makes sure all your questions are answered. Thirty three years in the secretarial field have given her top-notch organizational skills that she uses to schedule and process paperwork for all the practice's patients.

She is also trained to assist with the eye exam, visual field testing, and to give contact lens instruction. If you have any questions at all, Denise will always be happy to assist you.

Denise has 3 children; Nichole, Jessica, & Blake.  She has a new Grandson named Hudson!   She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and reading.  She is especially fond of outdoor activities and water sports.


Jennifer Satchell - Dispensing Optician

As our eye care specialist and head optician, Jennifer helps patients at our vision center to find the right pair of eye glasses and frames. Joined in 2007. Jennifer moved to Lafayette, Indiana 22 years ago and has been with Mather Vision Group since August 2007. She helps patients to choose the right eye glasses for them. She has been married to Paul since 1995 and has 3 children, Joey, Micah, and Ruthie. She has a passion for her friends and family. She has 2 dogs and enjoys the outdoors. She is an avid cook, and loves performing and music.


Christy Burrows - Financial Advisor

Our eye care billing specialist works with current and new patients and their insurance company to make your visit to our vision center affordable. Christy joined us in 2011. She brings optical and billing experience. She graduated from Harrison College with an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting in 2010. Christy has served in the U.S. Army and enjoys baking and spending time with her two girls, Hannah and Mackenzie.

Erin Mertz- Opthalmic Technician

Erin helps our optometrist perform vision therapy, eye exams, vision tests at our Lafayette vision center. Erin is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Promotion. She was a diver for the Boilermakers, a member of the US national diving team, and a competitor at the 2012 US Diving Olympic Trials. She was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and is a die-hard Husker fan. She enjoys crafts, music, and hanging with friends! She's saved by the grace of God!


Janessa Kessler - Dispensing Optician

Janessa helps to make our family eye care the best vision center experience in the Lafayette area. Janessa majored in humanities, minored in counseling - working on getting certification in counseling, she’s 26 years old, she’s from Westby, WI and moved here for her counseling internship, been working at Mather Vision Group for a little over 6 months. 

“Another office wasn’t interested in helping me. Your business provided the customer service that I needed

Pat Booth

"Doctor Mather and his staff are always professional, friendly, and ready to make my experience in their office a pleasant one. They’re just a great bunch of people."

Stephanie Rainey

"Thank you so much for seeing me so quickly. I appreciate the great service you gave and your entire staff.”

Betty Harvey

Hours of Opperation

Monday 08:30AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday 08:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 08:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 08:30AM - Noon
Friday 08:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 08:30AM - Noon

Mather Vision Group
Phone: (765) 742-1955
1401 Union Street
Lafayette, IN 47904

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