Mather Vision Group History
Mather Vision Group may be one of the most technologically advanced, cutting edge vision care providers in the Lafayette, IN area, but we have history too! Read on to find out about the origins of Mather Vision Group.
The Mather Vision Group has been a part of the Lafayette-West Lafayette community since Dr. Joel A. Peterson first opened his ophthalmology practice in November of 1946. He provided eye care to the community in a caring and compassionate manner, starting a tradition of quality care and personal service.
A few years later, in 1955, Dr. Robert L. Mather assumed the ophthalmology practice of Dr. Milton Erdel in Frankfort, Indiana. Like Dr. Peterson, he believed in treating the total patient according to his individual needs. Soon he opened a second office in Lafayette, Indiana, providing the same caring attention to patients in the Lafayette and West Lafayette communities.
In June of 1959, Robert Mather was requested to assume Dr. Peterson's practice, continuing to provide the same personalized, caring service begun by Dr. Peterson. He consolidated his Frankfort and Lafayette practices to one office in Lafayette. By 1981, Robert's nephew, Steven, began his optometric practice on the south side of Lafayette Indiana and by 1986, Drs. Robert and Steven were located in the same building. In 1993, when Robert retired, Dr. Steven C. Mather continued his work, bringing his knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise to the business begun nearly a half century before.
Now named Mather Vision Group, Dr. Steven Mather's work in the Lafayette-West Lafayette community continues the tradition of putting the patient first while providing the latest technology and expertise in total patient eye care.
Today, Dr. Mather has a staff of many competent professionals, from opticians to insurance specialists, to ensure that a wide range of quality eye care services are available to his patients.
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