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Operation Sight: Chippewa Valley Ophthalmologists Give Big for the Holidays

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Coat drives, toy donations – many give what they can for the holidays. This season, Chippewa Valley ophthalmologists are giving the gift of sight to several patients in need.
Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic (CVEC) has partnered with The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic in Eau Claire to provide eye care to those in need in our community. For several years, CVEC doctors and staff have volunteered their time at the Free Clinic and given eye exams free of charge. Now they are able to perform several cataract surgeries.
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Chris T. Buntrock, M.D.

Chris T. Buntrock, MD

 
General Ophthalmology
Contemporary Cataract Surgery
Refractive, including Lasik & PRK
Oculoplastics
Macular degeneration

Dr. Buntrock received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Ronald H. Lange, M.D.

Ronald H. Lange, M.D.

 

 

Medical Retina
Retinal Vascular Disease
Retinal Laser Treatments
Contemporary Cataract Surgery
and Presbyopic Implants

 

Dr. Ronald H. Lange was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He has resided in the Chippewa Valley since 1984, when he joined the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic.

He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in biology and chemistry, and attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Following medical school, he did an internship year at St. Josephs Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. After residency, Dr. Lange also completed a medical retina fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Lange has been Board Certified in Ophthalmology since 1986
and is licensed in Wisconsin.

He is currently a member of several organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • State Medical Society of Wisconsin
  • Tri-County Medical Society
  • Eau Claire/Chippewa Chapter of the American Diabetes Association

Lee A. Hofer, M.D.

Lee A. Hofer, M.D.

 

 

Refractive Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Contemporary Cataract Surgery
and Presbyopic Implants

 

Dr. Lee A. Hofer was born in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Biology. He earned his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis in general medicine. Dr. Hofer did his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.

Dr. Hofer has practiced comprehensive ophthalmology in Eau Claire and Menomonie at Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic since 1988. He has been performing laser refractive surgery since 1998, Dr. Hofer founded the first laser refractive center in western Wisconsin in 2002 having performed over 15,000 laser refractive procedures. He was was among the first surgeons in the US to perform all blade free LASIK using the Intralase laser. He has participated in medical mission work in Poland where he trained surgeons in the technique of corneal transplantation.

Dr. Hofer holds medical licenses in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona and Florida. He is a member of the AMA, a board certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American College of Refractive Surgeon, a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, and a member of the Wisconsin State Medical Association.

Roger S. Gray, Jr., M.D.

Roger S. Gray, Jr., M.D.

 
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Contemporary Cataract Surgery
and Presbyopic Implants

Dr. Roger S. Gray, Jr. was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He has resided in the Chippewa Valley since 1990, when he joined Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic.

Dr. Gray received his bachelor of science degree in microbiology from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Following medical school, he did an internship year at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut, and completed his ophthalmology residency at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Gray has been Board Certified in Ophthalmology since 1991 and is licensed in Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, the Tri-County Medical Society, and the Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology.

C. Thomas Dow, M.D.

C. Thomas Dow, M.D.

 

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Contemporary Cataract Surgery
and Presbyopic Implants

Dr. C. Thomas Dow was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and has resided in the Chippewa Valley for the majority of his life. He established Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic in 1978.

Dr. Dow received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in microbiology, and attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison. Following medical school, he did an internship year at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Dr. Dow has been Board Certified in Ophthalmology since 1979, is licensed in Wisconsin, and is included in the Best Doctors in America database. He has served as a member of the surgical team, Free Rural Eye Clinic, in the Philippines several times. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Dow has research interests in infectious causes of immune disease and in telomerase in oncology and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Dow is currently a member of:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • State Medical Society of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Society of Ophthalmology and
  • Tri-County Medical Society.

Heidi L. Jarecki, M.D.

Heidi L. Jarecki, M.D.

 

 

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Refractive Surgery
Cosmetic and Functional
Eye Plastic Surgery
Contemporary Cataract Surgery
and Presbyopic Implants

 

Dr. Heidi L. Jarecki was born in Washburn, Wisconsin. She returned to the Chippewa Valley in the summer of 2005 when she joined the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic.

Dr. Jarecki received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in microbiology, and attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison. Following medical school, she did an internship at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Jarecki served as chief resident for her final year of her residency.

Dr. Jarecki is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is licensed in Wisconsin. In addition, Dr. Jarecki has participated in research at Lund University in Malmo, Sweden, and served as principle investigator on the evaluation of electroretinographic changes after intravitreal steroid injection.

Dr. Jarecki is a member of several organizations, including: the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, The American Medical Women’s Association, the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Thomas M. Harvey, M.D.

Thomas M. Harvey, M.D.

 

Cornea/External Disease
Advanced Cataract Surgery
Vision Correction Surgery
Cornea Transplantation

Dr. Thomas M. Harvey was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to the Chippewa Valley to join Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic in 2005. He has performed tens of thousands of vision correction procedures.

Dr. Harvey received his Bachelor of Science (with Honors) in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Following medical school, he did an internship year at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Chief Resident 2003-2004). After residency, Dr. Harvey also completed a one-year surgical fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Harvey is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is licensed in Wisconsin. He has served as a member of a missionary surgical team in Honduras and Vietnam. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Harvey has various research interests, including collagen crosslinking and vision-correcting intraocular lenses, and
corneal transplantation.

Dr. Harvey is a member of several organizations, including: the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Harvey undergoing Lipiflow to treat Dry Eye.

 

William F. Hawn, M.D.

William F. Hawn, M.D.

 

 

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. William F. Hawn was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and has resided in the Chippewa Valley since 1981 and joined the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic in 1999.

Dr. Hawn received his bachelor of science degree from St. Johns University in Collegeville, Minnesota, in biology. He attended medical school at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota for two years and completed his medical school education at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Following medical school, he did an internship year at the University of Nebraska Hospital and completed his ophthalmology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Hawn has been Board Certified in Ophthalmology since 1982 and is licensed in Wisconsin. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.