Kugler Vision 10 year anniversary portrait

Kugler Vision Celebrates 10 Years in Omaha

Celebrating a Decade of Exceptional Visual Outcomes

When Lance Kugler, MD, founded Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska in 2011, he knew he had the building blocks for the most exceptional LASIK and refractive surgery center in Omaha. Now, 10 years later, Dr. Kugler is honored to have built a legacy of high-level expertise, compassion and life-changing results in his hometown.

“We’re not treating eyes—we’re treating people. That’s a crucial distinction because it reminds us what’s at stake with every surgery.”—Lance Kugler, MD

Kugler Vision celebrates its 10th anniversary in October 2021. It’s been a decade of growth in the depth and breadth of service, technological advances, expertise and world-class visual outcomes.

Kugler Vision is the only team in the area to offer all seven FDA-approved vision correction procedures. “Having all these options gives us the unparalleled ability to tailor treatment to each unique set of eyes, even for patients who’ve been told they don’t qualify for LASIK,” Kugler said.

Along with a broad range of vision correction specialties, Dr. Kugler and his team utilize the most advanced technology for precise diagnosis, eye mapping and treatment planning. His practice has built a reputation for tackling tough cases, such as high prescriptions, astigmatism and frustrating reliance on reading glasses– all with amazing visual results.


One important aspect of Kugler Vision’s care model that has set the practice apart from other providers is that it’s a business completely modeled around customer service and satisfaction. That, combined with a reputation for bringing today’s most advanced technology to the region, has created a following of happy patients that are eager to share their experience.

That dedication to a full-service, custom patient experience has earned Kugler Vision the distinction of being voted Best in Omaha #1 LASIK for four consecutive years. It has endeared the team to thousands of patients from all over the world who’ve achieved the best visual outcomes possible.

“We’ve had people from 48 of the 50 United States—and from several countries—seek us out for treatment,” said Dr. Kugler. A patient’s decision to travel for specialized, quality treatment is rewarded with an appreciation and respect for the profound effect that decision can have on their life.

“Laser vision correction for me has been the miracle I have always prayed for. When I talked to Dr. Kugler the first time I knew he was the one to do it for me. Now I can see!”—Ruteena R.

“It’s important to us that we get to know our patients, their pain points, their lifestyles, their goals,” he said. “You shouldn’t necessarily take the same approach for a person who enjoys needlework as you would for someone who’s passionate about golf.

“We’re not treating eyes—we’re treating people. That’s a crucial distinction because it reminds us what’s at stake with every surgery.”

“I can’t believe how well I can see! I was really nervous before the procedure, but there was nothing to be nervous about. The staff was so reassuring that they relaxed me. I can’t stop singing the praises of this. I have recommended this to every contact/eyeglass wearer I know!”—Melanie A.

More About Kugler Vision

Kugler Vision is a world-class refractive surgery center located in the middle of the country, making Omaha a destination for exceptional vision correction outcomes. As a patient-centric practice, Kugler Vision specializes in procedures to reduce or eliminate reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Kugler served as the Director of Refractive Surgery for the University of Nebraska Medical Center from 2010-2019, is a founder and the first President of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, a TEDx speaker on vision correction and the myopia epidemic, and participates in numerous FDA clinical trials.


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Lance Kugler, MD

Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kugler is proud to be a Board Certified Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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