MILWAUKEE EYE CARE – YOUR VISION CARE LEADERS
Your leader in cataract surgery, LASIK, eye exams, and more in the greater Milwaukee area.
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.
The History of Milwaukee Eye Care
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.
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. 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. Jay Heilmann and Dr. David Weis have all been with Milwaukee Eye Care for over twenty years. In 2022 Dr. Anna Hetzer and Dr. Katharine Denius joined our practice. In addition to routine eye exams and fitting contact lenses, our optometrists offer their expertise by helping our patients with management and treatment of medical eye conditions and partner with our surgeons to manage pre and post-operative surgical care.
Over the last eight years, Dr. Jason Edmonds and Dr. Nicholas Frame, and Dr.Mackenzie Sward have become partners of Milwaukee Eye Care.
Dr. Jason Edmonds is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and a cataract, cornea, and refractive (LASIK) surgery specialist. Dr. Nicholas Frame is also a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in the management and treatment of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Mackenzie Sward is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who performs cataract surgery, lid surgery, and offers intravitreal injections for macular degeneration and other eye conditions.
How was your experience?
We strive to continuously improve our services based on your feedback. 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 and areas where we can improve. Your perspective is important to helping us improve.
Lisa Linquist, Practice Administrator