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Milwaukee LASIK Eye Surgery Specialist

Lanny B. Hale, M.D.

Dr. Hale began his practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1979. As a general ophthalmologist, he diagnosed and treated all major ocular disorders and provided routine eye care.

In 1984, he became involved in refractive surgery (surgery designed to reduce or eliminate dependence on eyeglasses / contact lenses), and began to commit his time and efforts toward the development and refinement of new techniques and instrumentation.

In 1991, he became involved in FDA studies in RK and later on he participated in FDA studies of the excimer laser- an advanced version of which we now use for LASIK. He also co-directed physician training courses, helping hundreds of surgeons enter the field of refractive surgery.

In 1994, he actively participated in the Chiron Keratorefractive Study Group "Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy" and became a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for Chiron Vision. In 1995, he became part of the Chiron Technolas Excimer Laser FDA Investigational Studies for the correction of myopia and astigmatism.

In 1996, Dr. Hale was asked to commute monthly to Arizona to co-direct a university based keratorefractive and corneal fellowship program. This led to the formation of clinical practices dedicated to refractive surgery in both Wisconsin and Arizona. In 1998, he made the professional decision to fully dedicate his career and practices to vision correction surgery.

Dr. Hale has been presented with the "VISX Star" award all three years that it has been awarded. This honor is given to the top laser surgeons in the United States, acknowledging their significant contributions to the enhancement, growth and improvement of the field of refractive surgery.

In 2000, as a result of his relentless pursuit of excellence and dedication to the specialty of vision correction surgery, he founded the Advanced Vision Correction Foundation. The goal of this foundation is to be a leader in research, development, and training of new and innovative techniques, as well as to provide support to other surgeons.

Dr. Hale has also developed a software program that helps patients visually assess their status as a candidate for Lasik. The proprietary system, used only at Hale Vision, highlights any parameter of the patients evaluation that is of borderline quality and flags any serious deviation from the norm so the patient can see the quality of their candidacy.

Dr. Hale traveled around the country for 17 years helping scores of other physicians become adept in the use of the Visx Excimer Laser System in his role as an FDA physician trainer. Some of his interesting adventures on the road may be relived in the Hale Vision Blog. He also participated as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute where he assisted in the refractive surgery training of the residents in the ophthalmology program.

In March of 2015 Dr. Hale became affiliated with TLC Laser Surgery Centers, the largest premiere laser surgery organization in the US and is proud to be Surgery Director at the TLC Milwaukee/Hale Vision center in Brookfield, WI. This association has made possible the availability of the most advanced, FDA approved, high-speed laser systems in the US with advanced treatments that passed the FDA with the highest success rate of system ever tested. The TLC organization also has plans to activate our AAAHC certified Lens Center and make alternative, lens based refractive treatments available for those patients who are not deemed safe laser candidates.
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