Dr. Michael Vrabec, MD

Dr. Michael Vrabec, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Vrabec, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Appleton, WI. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

2100 S Kensington Dr Ste 5

Appleton, WI 54915

Contact Information

(920) 731-3876

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 6 More

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Excision of Chalazion
more than 89% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 84% of peers
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vrabec "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 a routine eye exam to help maintain good ocular health, glasses or contacts to help you see clearly, or surgical options to give you the freedom of spectacle-free vision, Valley Eye Associates is here for you."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vrabec has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vrabec's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vrabec to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Vrabec's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Appleton, WI |
Best place I have been for an eye exam and glasses. Great service and you can tell they care about your vision. Great service and fair pricing.
in Green Bay, WI |
This is not on Vrabec but VEA's performance in advertising and on phone. It's here b/c Vrabec's is the top link on the page linked by VEA's Heathgrades "review us." If there's a competent doctor at VEA, s/he should be embarrassed and angry at such experience, let alone at first contact, as mine. I asked 2 staff simply to reconcile major advertising of "four convenient locations" and 5 specified on website, and got infantile misconduct and abuse. Let such a *clown* op cut on my *eyes*? AYKM?
in Appleton |
I had to have cataracts removed so I thought I would have lasik also to get rid of contacts and glasses that I wore for 50 yrs! The surgery was painless and fast!! I now have 20 20 vision,no problems what so ever! I'm still in awe every morning when I open up my eyes and can see without finding my glasses! I never had this good of eyesight since I was 8 yrs old. Dr Vrabec did the surgerys, and Dr Novak was my eye Dr which I give 5 +stars to! Best eye Dr ever!!!
in Appleton, WI |
I had lasik with dr vrabec 6 years ago and i'm still seeing great! the surgery was easy and everyone at his office was helpful and friendly. wish i would have done it sooner!
in Fremont wi |
One of the lenses that he put in started coming off so had to go thru process of rescheduling and having lens replaced. In his attempt to remove he dropped lens and it fell to back of eye. I was sent to a specialist to have it removed and replaced as he was unable to do it. This caused much extra expense & pain. Very disappointed with his handling. He now has the moxie to charge for his failures.
in Sheboygan, WI |
Good things come to those who wait. You may have to wait to see Dr. Vrabec, both for an appointment and be prepared to wait once you arrive, because he spends the time to provide 1st class quality care with each and every patient. Dr. Vrabec is more than worth the wait(ing) and besides wishing he'd slow down for his own well-being, I can't thank him nor his staff enough for their commitment to my well-being and overall optimal level of optical health! Thank you for all that you do.
My husband got LASIK 2 yrs ago with Dr Vrabec. I've also had LASIK, I had a good experience and my eyes are fine. However, after paying another $4,000 for my husband to have it done, he regrets it. One of his eyes has been permanently blurry and extremely dry now. He takes prescrip eye drops with no relief, and we spent over $1K on a procedure that did nothing to help. He's talking about needing glasses! Dr Vrabec's office can't do anything to help. He didn't have this problem before.
appleton, WI |
Great surgeon but believe me, get used to the waiting room because thats where you will be most of your time there. Never on time, ever.
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Dr. Vrabec accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • 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
    United Healthcare

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Appleton Medical Center
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Aurora Medical Center - Oshkosh
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Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh
500 S Oakwood Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54904
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Saint Elizabeth Hospital
1506 S Oneida St
Appleton, WI 54915
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Theda Clark Medical Center
130 Second Street
Neenah, WI 54956
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ThedaCare Medical Center - New London
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI 54961
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