The Staff of Ottawa Eyecare


Our office is dedicated to serving patients by providing quality optometric care. Treating you with courtesy and respect is our goal.

Thomas E. Bauer, O.D.


On September 13, 1976, Thomas E. Bauer, O.D. opened this optometric practice at 226 W. Third Street, Ottawa, Ohio and relocated to 1518 N. Perry Street in 1986. Dr. Bauer grew up on a farm just outside of Botkins, Ohio and graduated from Botkins High School in 1970. He attended Ohio State University and graduated from the OSU College of Optometry in 1976. Since moving to Ottawa, Dr. Bauer has been involved in the Knights of Columbus (serving as Grand Knight in 1980), Kiwanis Club, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Council, Ottawa Boy Scout Committee, International Order of Oddfellows, Putnam County East Youth Soccer Board, OSU Alumni of Putnam County (President 1991-92), The Sky Bank Advisory Board, the Chamber of Commerce (Board of Trustees, 1997-99), and Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Board (2009-Present). Dr. Bauer has been a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association his entire career. Dr. Bauer and his wife, Deb, reside in Ottawa and have two grown sons, Ted and Dan. In his free time, Dr. Bauer enjoys woodworking, bicycling and tinkering on his 1951 Dodge Wayfarer and 1961 International Scout. 

Diane S. Dible, O. D.


Diane S. Dible, O. D. is a native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, graduating from Upper Sandusky High School in 1987 and The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1994. On August 29, 1994, Dr. Dible joined Dr. Bauer in practice in Ottawa. A member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association, Dr. Dible has served Zone 10 as Governor, Lt. Governor, and Membership Chairman. Dr. Dible, her husband Todd, and children Emily, Jacob, and Alec reside just outside of Ottawa. They are members of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Dr. Dible was a charter member of the Ottawa Rotary Club and was elected to serve on Sts. Peter and Paul School Boosters. In her free time, Dr. Dible enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and doing Suduko puzzles. She enjoys watching sports and is a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Shane M. Maag, O.D.



hane M. Maag, O.D. is a 2009 Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry where he was recipient of the Low Vision Practice Excellence Award. As an undergraduate student, Dr. Maag attended Wright State University, majoring in Biology. Dr. Maag graduated from Miller City-New Cleveland High School in 2002 and was valedictorian of his class. He joined Drs. Bauer and Dible in practice on July 9, 2009. Dr. Maag is a member of the Ottawa Knights of Columbus, the Ottawa Lions Club, the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Leipsic Fishing and Hunting Association. Dr. Maag is a member of the American Optometric Association and is the current Membership Chairman of Zone 10 for the Ohio Optometric Association. Dr. Maag and his wife Jodi live in the rural Ottawa area and are members of Holy Family Catholic Church. They spend their free time enjoying the outdoors and all of the wonderful aspects of rural living.


Contact Us

1518 North Perry St.
Ottawa, OH 45875
Phone: 419-523-5670
Fax: 419-523-4025

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New Patient Forms

Please download and fill out our new patient forms. Bring them to your first visit, along with your current glasses, eyewear prescriptions, and/or contact lenses.

pdf Registration Form
pdf HIPPA Signature form
pdf HIPPA Form
pdf Patient Lifestyle form
pdf Contact Lens Care