About Our Practice
Our practice was established by a local Kansan, Dr. Michael Hattan in 1981. Dr. Nicholas Mondero joined the practice in 2020. Dr. Hattan is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry. Our practice employs a certified optician with over 25 years of experience in the optical industry. The technical and office staff have over 100 years of combined experience in the eye care profession.
Practice with heart
Maximum quality of care
Adhere to honesty, confidentiality & trust
Courtesy, fairness, and respect for both our patients and our team
About Us & What We Strive For
Doctors Hattan & Mondero are here to provide the best possible patient experience to each and every one that walks through the door!
To provide, teach, discover, promote and inspire through our practice. We are dedicated to serving our patients with the best quality of care.
To continue building an environment for patient care, education, research, and community service that inspires teamwork, innovation and collaboration; and create a workplace that values the doctors and their team.
Dr. Michael A. Hattan, OD
Dr. Michael Hattan is originally from Concordia, Kansas. Dr. Hattan attended Concordia High School and completed his undergraduate at Kansas State University. He then attended Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where he received his doctorate in Optometry in June of 1981. Dr. Hattan opened his practice in Hays in August of 1981, where he has been practicing ever since. Dr. Hattan is a member of the Kansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry. For many years, Dr. Hattan was the Kansas representative for the American Optometric Association Political Action Committee and the Kansas Optometric Association Political Action Committee. Dr. Hattan is currently on the board of Vision Care Plus and on the board of Delta Optical. Dr. Hattan’s wife Carla is a Professor Emeritus retired from Fort Hays State University. They enjoy spending time with their two adult children, Holly and Ross.
Dr. Nicholas E. Mondero, OD
Dr. Nicholas Mondero is originally from Ness City, Kansas. Dr. Mondero completed his undergraduate work at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. His clinical training was performed in various Cherokee Nation hospitals and clinics throughout Northeast Oklahoma. Dr. Mondero also completed his externship in ocular disease at EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa and has special interest in specialty contact lenses and ocular disease. Dr. Mondero received his Doctorate of Optometry from NSUOCO in May of 2013. While in school, he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society, and also received the GP Lens Institute’s Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Mondero is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Kansas Optometric Association. Dr. Mondero and his wife Katrina enjoy time with their two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and the outdoors. He and his family have recently moved from Manhattan to Hays.
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