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Meet Our Doctors

All members of our vision care team possess the dedication, experience, and professional demeanor necessary to provide personalized vision care to our clients.

Tim Courtney, OD

A native of Southeast Iowa, Dr. Tim is the kind of optometrist who enjoys the diverse challenges of working in a small town eye clinic. He loves fishing, canoeing, and spending time with his family – his twins Jack and Evie and his wife Chelsea.

Ryan Striegel, OD

Ryan spends most of his days having his beautiful family, Nash, Nolan, and wife Kylee, and all his excellent Axis Vision Care staff making him look good. Without them life and work would likely be very unorganized. He enjoys getting to know his patients on a personal level. Eye care is engaging and fits his personality. If he’s not schooling Dr. Courtney in the art and techniques of bass fishing he is likely canoeing one of the many rivers of eastern Iowa, planting trees, or just enjoying the outdoors.

Samantha Harris, OD

Originally from Washington, IA, Dr. Sam graduated from the Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, TN) summa cum laude in 2021, the valedictorian of her class. At the clinic, she is focused primarily on infant and pediatric care, as well as managing patients with binocular vision problems. In her spare time, Sam and her husband enjoy boating, biking, and playing with their pets (two dogs and one cat).

Cade Millikin, OD

Dr. Cade is originally from Hedrick, IA, a Pekin High School graduate. He studied biology at Simpson College and optometry at Indiana University. He worked at a VA Medical Center in South Carolina and a native hospital in western Alaska.

When he’s not seeing patients, you can find him on his family farm or boating on Lake Rathbun.

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Meet Our Staff

The entire optometry staff at our four facilities is committed to ensuring the full comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient.


We are actively searching for qualified candidates to add to our growing team. Axis Vision Care offers on-the-job training, as well as opportunities to earn CPO and ABO certificates. Contact us for more information.

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