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  • Thanks to all our patients! Best Of 2017

    January 18, 2018

    Hale Vision / TLC Milwaukee won Best of Milwaukee 2017 Lasik Surgeon for the 4th time thanks to all of you. More to follow.

  • Advanced Lasers Can Improve Night Vision

    June 21, 2017

    Details to follow.

  • TLC Milwaukee/Hale Vision introduces blade free CONTOURA to Milwaukee

    May 1, 2016

    TLC Milwaukee/Hale Vision are proud to introduce CONTOURA to the Milwaukee area. CONTOURA represents a new standard in laser vision correction surgery. The unique shape of a person's cornea is measured and translated into a corrective treatment that produced the best postoperative vision ever since in a LASIK study done by the FDA in the US. Early results in our center have reproduced those results with 65% of qualified patients seeing equal to or better 20/16 and over 92% seeing 20/20 or better. This is excit...

  • Hale Vision/TLC Milwaukee upgrades laser systems

    October 1, 2015

    Hale Vision/TLC Milwaukee has upgraded their laser systems to the latest WaveLight laser technology. As the only center in the Milwaukee area to combine the WaveLight EX500 excimer laser and the WaveLight FS200 femtosecond flap creation laser, we are proud to take this step into the future for our patients. There will be continued announcements as the advanced procedures we will be able to perform with this technology.

  • Hale Vision Joins TLC

    March 13, 2015

    Dr. Hale and Hale Vision are proud to announce their association with TLC Laser Eye Centers as of March 13, 2015. TLC in conjunction with Vision Group Holdings, LLC, and their other affiliates, constitute the largest laser refractive organization in the world. Dr. Hale will continue in his role as Surgical Director of the center while Dr. Patrick Nelson, as Clinic Director, will assume the pre and post operative duties in the center. Patients will be able to participate in enhanced services such as the "Lifetim...

  • Reach Your Own Potential!

    July 24, 2012

    Did you know that the U.S. has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country? And did you know that more vision corrctions are performed in the U.S.with iLasik Technology than with any other vision correction procedure? Don't struggle with poor vision - call us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

  • Justin Earl is for Hale Vision

    June 27, 2012

    It's been two months since I went in for the CustomVue LASIK at Hale Vision in Brookfield and (aside from losing 2 pairs of sunglasses) I'm as happy as I was on the day after I had the procedure. Dr. Lanny Hale and his entire crew did amazing work on me and I whole heartedly recommend them. Everything from the first moment I walked in their doors for an exam to make sure I was a good candidate to my first follow-up (including the procedure, of course) made me very comfortable in my choice. I feel like a broken ...

  • Hear from the ESPN winner

    May 11, 2012

    I'd like to thank Dr. Hale and the staff at Hale Vision. I couldn't be happier with the entire process and results of my LASIK. I always wanted to have it done and thanks to the 540 ESPN/Hale Vision Upon further Review contest, my wish has come true. Thanks again!!!!! Ron Ploeckelman

  • Abbott Receives US FDA Clearance to Use iFS Technology for Arcuate Incisions in Cataract Surgery

    May 10, 2012

  • Excellent!!!!! Your eyes are your world

    May 8, 2012

    Excellent!!!! Your eyes are your world, to do a procedure that does not have a guarantee is scary. I am two days into having it done and how have asked myself, why I waited. There was no pain, my vision is great and I amd not wearing glasses anymore. Thank you Trisha S

  • Follow Justin Earl WISN Radio Lasik Story

    March 29, 2012

    I'm most nervous about being forced to wear reading glasses after the surgery--not because there's a good chance of it, but because my mother had LASIK and a lens replacement (for cataracts) and she has to wear reading glasses now. I know, intellectually, that the two procedures are very different but I'm still concerned.

  • Risks of LASIK vs. Contact Lenses for Swimming

    March 28, 2012

    "Being a cornea specialist in Fairfield County Connecticut means that we see a good number of contact lens wearers who are college students for eye exams at Doctor & Associates. With spring break plans right around the corner, we often hear patient questions about wanting to wear their contacts while in a pool, the ocean or hot tub," commented Leslie Doctor, M.D. "Contact lenses really should not be worn for swimming, taking showers, in bath tubs or in hot tubs as this poses safety risks to patients."

  • 4th Annual Wisconsin Vision Walk

    March 19, 2012

    Join us for this free event! Walk with the Foundation Fighting Blindness and help make the world a brighter place for millions of Americans. Hale Vision a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Vision Walk

  • ESPN Drawing

    February 22, 2012

    ESPN drawing  Dr. Hale picked Ron Ploeckelmans name for e winner of e upon furer review drawing on February 15. Ron will receive a free iLASIK procedure.

  • It has been 1 year since my LASIK surgery

    January 27, 2012

    I am 53 years old and I had lasik surgery from Dr. Hale in January 2011. I cannot believe what a miracle was performed!

    I had very bad eyes  I believe Dr. Hale said I was in the top 5% of bad eyes. I was very nearsighted and had a major astigmatism.

    I wore glasses since the second grade and glasses/contacts for the rest of my life. In my 402s the need for reading glasses began. I switched to monovision soft contacts and had pretty good quality of vision through my 402s. As my near-vision p...

  • Another changed life!

    December 6, 2011

    I have been wearing glasses ever since I was in the second grade. Throughout the years, my eyes got progressively worse until I exceeded a minus 11 in both my left and right eye. I became completely dependent on glasses or contact lenses. That dependency also leads to worrying about what would happen if you lost your glasses or contact lenses when traveling. I had no way of traveling with such bad eye sight. Swimming in a pool required using just my thick glasses. No matter what style of frames I purchased , it wa...

  • 2011 Winner of Best Lasik Surgeon

    November 22, 2011

  • What Everyone Should Know Before Having LASIK Surgery

    September 15, 2011

  • Millions Are Good Candidates For The iLASIK Procedure

    August 24, 2011

    The reality is that the majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements are in fact good candidates for the iLASIK Procedure (using exclusive LASIK technolog). Unfortunately, many of the people we talk to have an incomplete understanding of LASIK and an antiquated view of what makes someone a candidate. Sure, there are some conditions that exclude certain patients, but whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or an astigmatism, theres a good chance you can still have the iLASIK Procedu...

  • It has been 5 years since my LASIK procedure

    July 29, 2011

    Dear Dr. Hale,
    It has been about 5 years since my procedure. I simply wanted to follow up and let you know how thankful and fortunate I am to have had LASIK done by your team of professionals.
    Prior to the surgery I was going through a rough time with my vision. I could no longer could wear contacts and my 20/2000 vision prevented me from enjoying active sports and hobbies that were dependant on excellent vision. I had dry eyes and was often uncomfortable while wearing glasses when working on computers a...

  • Diabetes and LASIK

    July 20, 2011

    Can you have Lasik surgery with Type 1 Diabetes?
    Having Diabetes is not considered a contraindication to having the Lasik procedure by the FDA ; but it is listed under the category of warning. This means the status of your diabetes both currently and in the past may have a bearing on the quality of your candidacy. Well controlled diabetics with normal visual function, normal retinal blood vessels, stable glasses/contact powers and normal general healing may be excellent Lasik candidates. Having uncontrolled...

  • Here what Joel says!

    February 3, 2011

  • Mary Kilian Lasik experience – Date of Surgery 7/30/2010

    August 5, 2010

    From the first time that I visited Hale Vision, I was impressed by the staff. Everyone treated me in a kind, courteous and professional manner. They all were very knowledgeable. Dr. Hale informed me in detail yet in laymans terms, how the procedure would be performed and what to expect afterwards. I felt completely confident in the care that I would receive under the care of Dr. Hale and his staff. Its been four days since the procedure and I am very pleased with the results. I am glasses and contacts free for t...

  • Marie – photographer/Harley rider writes

    May 25, 2010

    Being a photographer I value my eyes and knew after talking to literally hundreds of people about their experiences with Lasik, that I would only get the Best! Thats Dr Hale! People told me I was crazy to pay so much when I could go to get it done cheaper. After experiencing your offices professionalism, I cant imagine having gone anywhere else; it was never an option for me. Every step of this process was thorough, from the office reminders, to the packet outlining questions. I loved meeting Dr Hale in an in...

  • Mike Conway from FM106.1

    April 22, 2010

  • Justin’s experience DOS 01/21/10

    April 22, 2010

    I had a very positive experience with Dr Hale and his staff. They were there to explain every step of the process and answer all my questions. Although not the least expensive place in town, the addition cost was well worth it to not be run through an assembly line process like some other places which do many surgeries per day. It was great that you could meet Dr Hale before surgery to explain the process, It was great knowing what to expect.

  • Heather writes DOS 4/16/10

    April 22, 2010

    I visited another laser place, and the visit with you was the difference of night and day. I felt secure from the start and I knew exactly what my vision could be with a successful surgery. I was well informed of the risks as well as the guarantees. In my case, because of how high my prescription was, it was still worth it for me. I would recommend Hale Vision in a heartbeat.

  • Thank you for being so thorough and exceptional

    April 14, 2010

    My name is Keith Ward and you provided laser surgery to me on December 4th, 2009. I have a few comments about my experience and you may share them on your website if you would like.

    I was very impressed with the professional structure of the full process from Hale Vision. This includes your supplying information on laser surgery, the available financing, the precision measurements you obtain and the verbal walk through by Dr. Hale of my surgery, including what I would see, feelings I would have, sounds ...

  • Comments from Natalie T

    April 14, 2010

    From the moment I first spoke with one other the Hale employees, I could tell how much more professional, thorough, and advanced Hale is in comparison to the five other centers I visited. My experience was superb. To trust people with my vision is nerve-wrecking, but I did not feel nervous about trusting Dr Hale and the staff- the opposite. I appreciate how much they all went out of the way for me. My life is already improved.

  • Pentacam Technology Introduced by Hale Vision

    October 18, 2007

    Once again, Hale Vision leads Southeastern Wisconsin in the field of refractive surgery.  The Pentacam is a 3-D modeling device that provides the refractive surgeon with the most detailed information obtainable today.  This is extremely valuable in the pre-operative screening of potential Lasik patients as it may detect diseases of the eye far in advance of other current technologies, thus preventing inadvertent surgery on poor surgical candidates.  All pre-operative patients at Hale Vision are screened by this de...

  • “CV” Has Lasik at Hale Vision

    October 12, 2007

    Popular radio personality "CV" of 95.7 Fm had All-Laser Custom Lasik at Hale Vision on Friday October 12th. Shes doing great and writing about her experience in her blog. Check it out.

  • NASA Approves LASIK

    September 1, 2007

    September 21, 2007 NASA approved All-Laser Lasik for use on U.S. astronauts. This decision was made following extensive clinical research conducted by the various branches of the military. The data, they felt, revealed that the combination of femtosecond laser for Lasik flap creation and wavefront-guided excimer laser for the corneal sculpting provides superior safety and vision. This, of course, is the technology that was introduced into Southeastern Wisconsin by Hale Vision and has been in place for over three...

  • ESPN Radio’s Drew Olson has Lasik

    May 10, 2007

    On air personality Drew Olson of ESPN Radio Milwaukees D-List fame underwent Lasik at Hale Vision on 5/2/07. Drew is doing great following his surgery and is thrilled about joining the Free World, a world free of glasses and contact lenses. Listen to Drew weekday mornings between 9Am and Noon on ESPN at 1510 Days / 1290 Nights.

  • Top Gun Goes Intralase

    December 18, 2006

  • Study claims Lasik safer than Contact Lenses

    October 13, 2006

    Read the details in this article at Science Daily.

  • Grave’'s Disease

    October 5, 2006

    C.H. asks if Graves Disease disqualifies a person from having Lasik. Not necessarily. Graves disease can be considered auto-immune in nature thus making ones overall immune system slightly suspect for healing purposes. If Graves has caused the eyes to protrude, often making blinking abnormal, or if there is unusual dryness from the Graves, then this could be a problem. But if the Graves is mild, inactive, requires little on no medication to control, isnt causing any eye problems currently and vision is stab...

  • Technis question

    October 2, 2006

    Frank Asks: Interested in Technis Iol Z9000. They make remarkable claims on restoring full functional sight. Your comments please.

    The Technis intraocular lens was the first to employ the concept of higher order aberration correction into an IOL. This is similar, in a limited way, to what we try to do with our wavefront guided Lasik treatments. The cornea and the natural lens have certain amounts of spherical aberration. For years, standard lenses used after cataract removal have not addressed these fac...

  • Charter Intralase Physician Trainers Group

    September 25, 2006

    Dr. Hale just returned from Irvine, California ( in the OC), where on September 23, 2006 he became one of the first ten physicians certified to train other physicians on the use of the Intralase femtosecond laser system.  This charter group of physicians were selected from more a thousand currently using this advanced laser system to create corneal flaps for the Lasik procedure.  Dr. Hale is also one of a small number of physician trainers on the Visx excimer laser system, the second step of the Lasik procedure....

  • “See Clearly Method” update

    September 6, 2006

  • The Tecnis Multi-focal

    April 7, 2006

    Brenda asks: "When will the acrylic multi-focal tecnis iol be avalible in the United States", "this is the one that interests me". I don't blame you Brenda, I too think this lens has great potential as the Tecnis monofocal is a very good lens with better night driving characteristics than most other IOLs. I also like the acrylic material for lens implants. Now, many of these lenses will end up with similar features eventually as thats the way technology works and as far as when the FDA will approve the Tecnis mul...

  • Dr. Hale speaks in San Francisco

    March 25, 2006

    Dr. Hale was invited to lecture on the advanced technologies of the new Visx Star S4 IR system at the Spring meeting of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery in San Francisco on March 19th, 2006. The discussion was about refinements of the techniques for most effectively using the new Iris Registration system on the Visx laser. He will be speaking in London on similar topics this fall for the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

  • Bill Johnson has Lasik at Hale Vision

    March 10, 2006

    ESPN Radio Milwaukee morning host Bill Johnson had Lasik at Hale Vision on Wednesday March 8, 2006. Bill had IntraLasik, utilizing the Intralase to make a blade-free flap and CustomVue reshaping using the Visx Star S4 IR, Iris Registration system. He was doing great with 20/15 vision the next morning. See the photos at the gallery on ESPN Milwaukees website at

  • More Implant Questions

    January 10, 2006

    Jeff asks:

    Are the ReSTOR and ReZOOM lenses the same, are there really 3 types of Acrysof IOLs?

    I think we talked about the first part in an earlier post. ReSTOR and ReZOOM are both multifocal implants, with different mechanisms. The ReSTOR employs a diffractive central optic area and is stronger at near than any other implant (see the AMO website about this lens) and the ReZOOM is multizonal with different rings of power that cover the entire lens and seems to be better in the distance and i...

  • Staar Visian ICL Approved

    December 24, 2005

    The Staar Surgical foldable implant for the correction of myopia has finally received FDA approval. This lens inserts through an incision one half the size of its competitor, the Verisyse lens. The correction range is -3.00D to -15.00D. This lens cannot correct astigmatism, neither can the Verisyse. While the approval occurred on the 23rd of December, it will take some time before it is widely available. There are 860 pre-trained surgeons, including Dr. Hale, and only 5 applications specialists for the entire coun...

  • The Gilda’s Guitar is up.

    December 23, 2005

    The guitar is up on the wall as a memento of a great event and a great musician.

  • Implant question

    December 15, 2005

    Jeff asks: with new multifocal lens implants almost every month, which is the best to have?

    Currently there are only 3 models available: 1) the Crystalens  single zone lens that moves within the eye, good at distance and intermediate range (computer) but not great at near (reading); 2) the ReSTOR lens  a multizonal lens, good at distance and near but weaker in the intermediate ranges; and 3) the ReZoom lens  also a multifocal lens, maybe best at distance, good in the intermediate range but a bit weak...

  • More photos from concert

    December 10, 2005

    Daryl and his long time musical colleague Kostia. The Hale Vision group after the concert with Daryl. Daryl signing guitar to Dr. Hale following the concert. Daryl & LBH after a successful event.

  • A Great Concert & Evening

    December 9, 2005

    It was a great performance, a very appreciative crowd, a worthwhile charity, and an all around unforgetable evening. The whole Hale Vision team was there in the front row and had a wonderful time. Dr. Hale even won the auction for the special Fender Stratocaster signed by Daryl. It will displayed in the office for all to see. Stop by and check it out. More photos to follow.

  • Intralase Upgrade

    November 10, 2005

    We performed our first day of surgery with the new 30kHz Intralase today. The technology is amazing. This unit fires pulses at 30,000/sec to create the flap. Everything went well, flaps looked great, the pressure time for the patients dropped from around 60-65 seconds per eye to around 35 seconds per eye (the patients liked that part). Were the first to have this technology in Southeastern Wisconsin and will update the community on our progress as the results start to come in following surgery.


    October 28, 2005

    Its official! On December 8th, 2005 at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Center in downtown Milwaukee, there will be a benefit concert starring Daryl Stuermer, lead guitarist for Phil Collins and Genesis. This concert will be on behalf of Gildas Club of Southeastern Wisconsin, whose mission is to support those living with all forms cancer and their friends and relatives through education and consultation. Hale Vision Laser & Implant Center is proud to be the lead sponsor for this event. Tickets are available, so dont ...

  • Music & Medicine Combine

    October 22, 2005

    Stayed tuned for some exciting news from Hale Vision Laser & Implant about an upcoming event in Milwaukee combining the talents of the Hale Vision team and one of the worlds greatest guitarists, Daryl Stuermer.

  • First Toric IntraOcular Implant FDA Approved

    September 29, 2005

    It is truly era of technologic expansion. The FDA has just approved the first intraocular lens implant that can correct astigmatism. While I dont know the exact range of correction that will be available, this represents a step forward in the correcion of cataracts and for those individuals having a non-cataractous lens removed for prue refractive purposes, ie. substitute for contacts and glasses. This surgery is likely to reserved for those over 50, but well see what the final announcement of the FDA has to say...

  • Approval Of Custom High Myopia

    September 2, 2005

    The word is filtering onto the street that Visx has received verbal approval of CustomVue treatments for high myopia with astigmatism. The ranges are probably about what we hoped for, -11.00 Diopters of nearsightedness with up to 3 Diopters of astigmatism. This was the final piece of the puzzle that we were waiting for at Hale Vision. Now we can complete are All-Laser, All-Custom Lasik program. Look for exact information as it is published.

  • First Day Results

    August 19, 2005

    Our new Iris Registration system seems to be functioning well. All of our first day post op patients were either 20/20 or 20/15. Well follow the results and keep the blog group informed.

  • Iris Registration Up & running

    August 19, 2005

    We did our first day of surgery with the new Iris Registration (IR) today. It worked great. This technology is fantastic and it will be interesting to check our results. Well keep you informed.

  • “See Clearly Method” in trouble

    August 19, 2005

    This is interesting news posted in the Des Moines Register. Should be educational as this process unfolds. Click here to read the details of the article.

  • Custom Treatments Excel

    August 11, 2005

    Several branches of the military have been studying the quality of vision after conventional laser treatments vs. customized treatments and have come to the conclusion that custom treatments provide the individuals with better visual results than conventional treatments. To learn more about this click here.


    August 11, 2005

    Hale Vision is excited to announce the availability of the new Iris Registration system for CustomVue treatments starting immediately. This is the first system of its kind in the southeastern Wisconsin area and we are proud to introduce it into the community. Iris Registration technology involves infrared mapping of the human iris and is designed to identify the patients eye and help the surgeon attain the most optimal alignment of the laser treatment possible. As with many of the leading technologies brought to t...

  • Custom LASIK for Higher Myopia

    July 8, 2005

    The question has been raised as to the status of Custom treatments for higher myopia. We are still very hopeful that this will occur this summer or fall but can never be sure what the FDA will do. There is a tendency for these announcements to occur around major medical meetings and our fall national ophthalmolgy meeting is in the October/November time period. The office will certainly be sending out a notification to those who been awaiting this development and will post it on this blog the minute I have the deta...

  • Which MultiFocal?

    July 8, 2005

    Jeff asks: are the multifocal implants ready to use and which do I like? He mentions Technis, Crystalens and ReSTOR. First, I dont believe the Technis multifocal is available yet, the regular monofocal Technis is a good lens which has some built-in spherical aberration adjustment for better night vision. The Technis multifocal could be a very good choice when approved, but have to wait and check it out then. The Crystalens has received mixed reviews from surgeons I know who have implanted them over the last year ...

  • ReSTOR after LASIK

    July 5, 2005

    A question was asked concerning lens implants after LASIK. It is very compatible to have any kind of lens implant after a previous lasik. It requires extra care in terms of the preoperative calculations as these are somewhat altered by the previous corneal reshaping procedure (LASIK). You need a surgeon experienced in the field of lenses over lasers to assure yourself of the best possible results. Our office is initiating a new program designed especially for our patients and others who have these specific situati...

  • Lenses (Implants)

    June 29, 2005

    We are currently gearing up for several new forms of refractive implant surgeries in our office. Details, such as pricing, etc. are being finalized. While the ReSTOR implant was tested by the FDA for use in patients with cataracts, it can be used in patients without cataracts, and also after LASIK, but these would be considered OFF-LABEL uses of the device. The FDA will probably never test the use of any implant in these categories. Its just the way the FDA works. They typically dont test the use of a new devi...

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