MILWAUKEE EYE CARE – YOUR VISION CARE LEADERS
Who are we?
Milwaukee Eye Care has been helping you see clearly since 1933. We were the first eye care practice in Milwaukee and continue to provide the same high quality services you have come to expect. That’s how we remain your vision care leaders for all services from routine eye exams and contact lens fittings to the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases.
Our ophthalmologists were the first to offer LASIK surgery in Milwaukee, the new iStent surgery to control glaucoma and laser-assisted cataract surgery. We also offer cataract patients advanced technology lifestyle lens implants to reduce dependence on eyeglasses.
New technology and expertise are important, but so is our time-honored tradition of compassionate care. Our staff is dedicated to helping you understand treatment options, so you are comfortable making decisions about eye care for you and your family. From LASIK surgery, glaucoma treatment, and cataract surgery to the way your health care providers make you feel, you deserve the best.
Where did we come from?
The Milwaukee East Side office building, located at 1684 N. Prospect Ave., was constructed in the 1880s as a private residence overlooking Lake Michigan. It continued to be a private home until the 1940s.
In 1946 Dr. Raymond Warner purchased the building. After extensive remodeling, Dr. Warner opened an eye clinic in early 1947. The building has been used for eye care since that time.
Trained as an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat specialist at the University of Michigan, Dr. Warner was the first physician in eastern Wisconsin to limit his practice to care and treatment of eyes beginning in 1933. He specialized in the surgical treatment of strabismus in children and cataract surgery.
Optometrist, Dr. Charles Ries joined Dr. Warner’s practice in 1956. In 1974 Dr. Ries limited his practice to contact lenses and continued to practice here until his retirement in December of 2014.
Other ophthalmologists practicing at the Milwaukee East Side location through the years included Dr. Anton Dorn and Dr. Ralph Teitgen.
Dr. Peter Foote joined the practice in 1983 following completion of his ophthalmology training at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison. He now owns the historic building and is the co-owner and Medical Director of Milwaukee Eye Care. In addition to being one of the first LASIK surgeons and a premier cataract surgeon in the Milwaukee area, he has since added locations in Bayside, Brookfield, and Franklin.
Our optometrists Dr. Heilmann, Dr. Weis, and Dr. Pedersen have all been with Milwaukee Eye Care for over fifteen years. In addition to routine eye exams and fitting contact lenses, they follow patients throughout their life for medical eye conditions and participate in their pre and post -operative surgical care.
Over the last seven years, Dr. Jason Edmonds and Dr. Nicholas Frame have become partners of Dr. Foote.
Dr. Edmonds is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and a cornea and refractive (LASIK) surgery specialist. Dr. Frame is also a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma.
Dr. Mackenzie Sward joined the practice in 2017 and in addition to being a comprehensive ophthalmologist, offers intravitreal injections for macular degeneration and other eye conditions.
How was your experience?
We strive to be continuously improving our services based on feedback from you, our patients. Our practice would not be what it is today without our loyal, wonderful and insightful patients. The best compliment is when we hear you’ve referred a friend or family member to us.
As the Practice Administrator for Milwaukee Eye Care, my goal is to ensure you leave our office feeling cared for and taken care of. I love hearing about positive experiences as well as constructive criticism. Your perspective is important to helping us improve.