William Schlichtemeier, MD
Lance Kugler, MD
13923 Gold Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
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Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in Lincoln and the surrounding area
William Schlichtemeier, MD, and Lance Kugler, MD, are highly skilled, board-certified ophthalmologists who perform a range of advanced vision correction procedures, including LASIK. Dr. Schlichtemeier is a Nebraska native who has focused his career on new advances in refractive surgery. He was the first in Nebraska and one of only ten eye surgeons in the world to perform epikeratophakia and keratomileusis (the precursor to LASIK surgery) in 1982. Dr. Schlichtemeier has studied refractive surgery with the world's leading surgeons and was one of the first surgeons in Nebraska to perform RK (radial keratotomy) in 1983.
Dr. Schlichtemeier has a keen sense of the importance of visual quality, as he is a championship marksman, participating as a member on the National Championship Free Pistol Team in 2001, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Air Pistol Team in 2003. Many patients have sought his skilled hands to correct their vision, including persons with vision-intensive tasks such as firemen, policemen and athletes. His relentless focus on quality is reflected on the happy faces of his patients. He prides himself on the fact that most of his patients can drive to work the next day with restored vision.
Dr. Kugler performs a range of vision correction procedures, including LASIK and PRK, as well as cataract and lens surgery. He completed a prestigious fellowship training program under world-renowned eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang. Dr. Kugler currently serves as the Director of Refractive Surgery for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he helps ophthalmology residents advance their proficiency in vision correction procedures. He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and presented at refractive surgery meetings nationwide. Dr. Kugler has also served as the study coordinator in FDA clinical trials, and he is an international consultant for corneal topography scans.
Drs. Schlichtemeier and Kugler are known for their excellence and strive to offer the most advanced technology and highest quality of surgical care for their patients.
More About Laser Eye Surgery with Drs. Schlichtemeier and Kugler
Dr. Schlichtemeier is the medical director and chief surgeon of his practice and the laser eye center. For LASIK surgery, he and Dr. Kugler use the Intralase and Allegretto 400 flying spot excimer laser system, the safest and most accurate laser system available today. There are some old VISX excimer lasers out there, including some that are delivered to the surgeon in a truck. Our leading-edge, in-house Allegretto laser system is much more advanced and utilizes the same highly accurate tracking systems developed by NASA scientists and engineers for the space program. The combination of this advanced technology with the surgeons' extensive experience provides optimal outcomes for each patient. In addition to LASIK laser eye surgery, Drs. Schlichtemeier and Kugler also perform CK (conductive keratoplasty) for correction of farsightedness.
Drs. Schlichtemeier and Kugler are also skilled cataract surgeons who perform the "no-needle," "no stitch," "small incision" surgery for cataract patients and for those patients who do not qualify for LASIK. They also use ReSTOR and Crystalens intraocular lens implants as well as AcrySof Toric (astigmatism correcting) implants to restore each patient's vision following cataract surgery.
To eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, please contact us today at (800) 724-4065 to schedule a consultation.
More About Drs. Schlichtemeier and Kugler
William Schlichtemeier, MD, rreceived 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 persons 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 also a member of the Trusted LASIK Surgeon network.
Lance Kugler, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree at the DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. 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 time he entered into private practice. He later moved to Nashville to complete fellowship training under the guidance of internationally recognized eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang. During this time, Dr. Kugler successfully performed more than 1,300 refractive surgical procedures and focused on difficult LASIK 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 Ophthalmologists) organization.