Omaha Eye Doctors Have Vision Correction Too

by Lance Kugler, MD

Read the vision correction testimonial of our very own Mollie Hiatt, OD

Mollie Hiatt, OD, is a proud native Nebraskan. She grew up in Grand Island. After completing her undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Dr. Hiatt enrolled in the Indiana University School of Optometry. After completing optometry training, she was excited to return to Omaha, where she currently serves the metro and surrounding communities as Kugler Vision’s leading optometrist.

Dr. Hiatt  was able to achieve her best possible vision with the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL).

Read Dr. Hiatt’s Full Vision Correction Story Below!

Life with Glasses and Contacts

“I received my first pair of glasses in the second grade. I was a very active kid. In turn, my glasses were always getting out of place and in need of an adjustment.

In fifth grade, I switched to wearing contact lenses. My eyes have a very curvy outer surface, so it was very difficult finding contacts that were comfortable and fit correctly. Even after I tried nearly every brand of contacts over the years, they still seemed to pop out every now and then – and always at the most inconvenient times! One of the worst places was when I was skiing in Colorado last year. Midway down a run, my right contact fell out. Thankfully, I had goggles on to catch it and I didn’t have to sit out the rest of the day.

Vision Correction – The ICL Procedure

The final thing that pushed me to get out of contacts was when one of my contact lenses fell out in front of a patient. I was so embarrassed and ready for a different solution.

The best refractive procedure for my eyes was an ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens. An ICL is a soft lens that is inserted into the eye between the iris and the natural lens. The ICL bends the light to focus it perfectly on the retina, allowing me to see clearly without glasses or contacts.

Life After ICL

I love my vision after ICLs and I truly don’t miss having contact lenses. I no longer have the additional worry about my own eyes and vision when examining your eyes and doing and seeing the things I love.”

dr mollie hiatt with patientWhy Choose Us?

Thank you for reading Dr. Hiatt’s ICL story. We invite you to read what our many patients have to say about their experience at Kugler Vision. Learn about how vision correction has transformed their lives on the patient testimonials page of our website or on our Facebook page.

Vision correction surgery is a decision that has the power to transform a patient’s life for the better. That’s why we celebrate our patients when they decide to change the view of their life by trusting us with their vision.

Transform Your Life

At Kugler Vision, we believe that a life without the barriers of glasses or contact lenses is a better life, and we are dedicated to helping our patients reach their maximum potential. Vision correction is life changing, and we want you to know just how transformational it can truly be. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please call us at 402.558.2211.

kugler vision doctor lance kugler

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. 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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