13923 Gold Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
Lance Kugler, MD, William Schlichtemeier, MD, and Linda Morgan, OD, FAAO, are laser eye care specialists with more than 30 years of collective vision correction experience, including broad expertise in cataract surgery and cataract clinical care. An Omaha native, Dr. Kugler is a successful refractive surgeon who completed more than 1,300 refractive surgical procedures while receiving fellowship training under world-renowned eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang. Aside from heading Kugler Vision, Dr. Kugler currently serves as Director of Refractive Surgery for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Schlichtemeier is a Nebraska native who has focused his career on new advances in refractive surgery. He was the first eye surgeon in Nebraska — and one of only 10 in the world — to perform epikeratophakia and keratomileusis (the precursor to LASIK eye surgery), and was also one of the first surgeons in Nebraska to perform RK (radial keratotomy) in 1983. Dr. Morgan completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. In 2012, her article on central toxic keratopathy was published in the American Optometric Association's publication, Optometry. The laser eye surgeons at Kugler Vision strive to offer the most advanced technologies and highest quality of surgical care to their patients.
The ophthalmologists at Kugler Vision specialize in laser refractive cataract surgery, an advanced technique that involves the use of a laser to treat astigmatism and soften the cataract before it is removed. Following the cataract removal, an advanced intraocular lens implants (IOL) is inserted into the eye to focus the light and reduce the need for glasses. The Omaha cataract surgeons are the only surgeons in the state of Nebraska to use both an OptiMedica Catalys laser and an Alcon LenSx laser, and offer a wide range of artificial lens implants to meet the needs of different patients, including AcrySof ReSTOR and toric lenses, Tecnis multifocal, Tecnis toric, as well as Crystalens and TruLign toric IOLs. Following surgery, most Kugler Vision cataract surgery patients are able to enjoy clear vision at many distances, reducing their dependency on corrective eyewear.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kugler, Dr. Schlichtemeier or a member of their team, and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Kugler Vision by calling (800) 724-4065.Email the Surgeon
"I am very pleased with the results following my recent cataract surgery performed by Dr. Lance Kugler. I opted for intraocular multi-focal lens replacement. My right eye vision was 20/30 the day following my surgery, I am now able to see great at distances and read without the need of glasses and no more halo's around oncoming headlights. On my left eye we waited two weeks before the next surgery, both procedures were painless I and I am very satisfied with my results. Everyone on staff were very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Lance Kugler for your cataract surgery needs." —Rose L.
"I had my second Cataract surgery on Wednesday. I elected to have implants so I would not have to wear glasses. I was a little scared because it is your eyes. My surgery took about 25-30 minutes and I did not feel anything. I felt so good and was very glad I did the surgery. Dr Kugler is compassionate about his work and cares about his patients. I wish I would have had this done earlier." —Patty M.
Lance Kugler, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. Dr. Kugler completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, after which he entered into private practice. He later moved to Nashville to complete fellowship training under the guidance of internationally recognized laser eye specialist Dr. Ming Wang. During this time, Dr. Kugler focused on difficult LASIK and cataract cases. Following this comprehensive training, Dr. Kugler joined Dr. Schlichtemeier at his practice in Nebraska. Dr. Kugler is affiliated with many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the YO (Young Ophthalmologist) organization.
William Schlichtemeier, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He completed his medical degree at the University of Nebraska, School of Medicine, and performed a four-year residency in ophthalmology with several famous eye surgeons at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He has personally taught more than 30 eye surgeons the techniques of corneal transplantation and serves as a consultant to Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii and Travis Air Force Base Hospital in Sacramento. He also believes in extending the gift of sight to those in underdeveloped countries and has served as a medical missionary in Honduras with the Christian Medical Society. Dr. Schlichtemeier is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Refractive Surgery Interest Group. He is a member of the Trusted LASIK Surgeons network. To learn more, visit TrustedLASIKSurgeons.com.
Linda Morgan, OD, FAAO, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at the University of Virginia. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in vision science at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, the same institution from which she received her Doctor of Optometry degree. While at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, she was elected into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.