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Bieter Eye Center's doctors now husband-wife team

Dr. Sheri Hibbett doesn't have to drive by the family business anymore to work for someone else. The optometrist joins her husband, Dr. Jeff Bieter, full time at Bieter Eye Center in Cottage Grove.

"I love it," Hibbett said. "It's nice to be building up my own patient base at my own business."

Hibbett, who has been an optometrist for 16 years, worked at area Pearle Vision stores as the four-year-old business grew. Hibbett offers eye exams for adults and children, contact fittings, eye disease and infection treatment and dry eye treatment. She said she became an optometrist because she enjoys working with people, but in helping run the business, she's found she enjoys the behind-the-scenes work of insurance billing and filing too.

"It's kind of cool seeing it come full circle," she said. "I am enjoying the business part of it."

Jeff Bieter grew up in Cottage Grove, and the family lives on a hobby farm in Prescott, Wis.

Bieter Eye Center is located at 8617 W. Pt. Douglas Rd. S., Suite 110 in Cottage Grove.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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