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Dr. Michael Vrabec, MD

Cornea & Refractive Surgery •  Male • Age 62

  46 Reviews
Dr. Vrabec

Valley Eye Associates

21 Park Pl Appleton, WI 54914
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Dr. Michael Vrabec, MD is a cornea & refractive surgery specialist in Appleton, WI and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Wisconsin / Madison in 1983 and specializes in cornea & refractive surgery, ophthalmology, and more.

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Dr. Vrabec accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Vrabec's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Corneal Diseases
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Dr. Vrabec treats Corneal Diseases more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Vrabec treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Diplopia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vrabec treats Diplopia more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Vrabec treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vrabec performs Cornea Surgery more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Vrabec performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Vrabec's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotropia
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Dr. Vrabec's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vrabec

3.4

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
54.34782608695652%
(25)
4 Stars
6.521739130434782%
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
1 Star
34.78260869565217%
(16)

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I had refractive lensectomy in July. Dr. Vrabec is very professional and the surgery went well for both eyes, one week apart from one another. The worse part was the drops that continued for 30 days post surgery. I will be having YAG soon, I hope. Vision is clouded in both eyes and I was told I needed to have that to see well.
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I have wanted LASIK for about 10 years, but I was terrified about the whole process. The whole experience went smoothly and easily at Valley Eye. Every staff member I interacted with was kind, patient and helpful, willing to answer all my questions no matter how many I had (there were a lot). Dr. Vrabec walked me through every single step as he did the procedure, gave thorough instructions, and a staff member stayed nearby to help me be sure I followed the directions. Dr. Vrabec even called me the day before to see if I had any questions or concerns. I would 100% recommend Valley Eye for anyone considering LASIK. My only regret is that I didn’t go sooner :)
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Staff was great! Friendly and calming! Everything is double and triple checked for measurements to make sure everything was great.
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Friendly and professional. They don't pressure to do anything until you are ready. They measure, check and double check everything to make sure everything is done right the first time. Very Satisfied! The only odd thing was you don't actually get to interact with Dr Vrabec until your actual surgery. Everything is done by other staff.
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Had lasik surgery and the team was amazing!! From my free consult to follow up care! ??
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I had LASIK w Dr. Vrabec last week. Words cannot describe how pleased I am w the procedure and that I could see immediately after the procedure. Several of my friends had LASIK w Dr. Vrabec and a former eye care physician also highly recommended him to me. Thank you to Dr. Vrabec and his staff! I would highly recommend Valley Eye for LASIK and all of your eye care needs.
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I came to Valley Eye Associates with a severe eye infection. From my first visit with Dr. Unger to my recurring visits with Dr, Vrabec I have been treated with the utmost respect. I've seen several Dr's at Valley Eye and all are amazing. I am always greeted with a smile at reception and leave satisfied with my visit. My vision would not be what it is today without the knowledge of Dr. Vrabec and all the competent staff at all Valley Eye offices. I highly recommend them for all your vision needs.
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Doctor Mark Austin, my regular eye doctor, referred me to Doctor Michael Vrabec at Valley Eye Associates because my condition (Fuchs Dystrophy) requires an experienced cornea specialist to restore my rapidly declining vision. Doctor Vrabec and his team led me through 4 surgeries from January through May 2019 (cataract surgery and partial cornea transplant for each eye). Doctor Vrabec and his team were very supportive, answering all my questions (and my wife's) throughout the entire journey. What they did was nothing short of amazing. Now I see better than when I was a young! I can't thank them enough.
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Yes, i reccemmend Dr. Vrabec and his team to my friends and relatives. Just had cataract surgery and i couldn’t be happier with the results.
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My Mom had cornea transplant an tolld Dr Vrabec is amazing. My Mom is 82. If it wasn't for him, my Mom would be blind I have great faith in Him?? Thank You??
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Regardless of your age, your interests, or your goals in life, good vision is something that everyone needs to help them live their lives to the fullest. At Valley Eye Associates, we strive to help you achieve that vision. Whether you are looking for...

Specialties

  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Hunkeler Eye Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1988
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency Hospital
1984
Presby-St Lukes
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Wisconsin / Madison
Medical School
1980
University of Wisconsin / Madison
Undergraduate School

Awards

Locations

Valley Eye Associates

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
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  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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