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Corneal crosslinking now offered at MEC

Midwest Eye Care began offering corneal crosslinking in December 2016 for patients between ages 14-40 with progressive keratoconus, defined as an increase in corneal steepening of more than one diopter in a year. The equipment and medication for corneal crosslinking was approved by the FDA in April 2016, and clinical

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Dr. Whitted named Best Doctor again

Congratulations to Peter Whitted, MD, JD, who has been selected to the 2016/2017 Best Doctor’s in America list. This prestigious list is created by an independent organization (www.bestdoctors.com) that surveys thousands of doctors to determine which specialists to whom they would send their own family members and friends. The most

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iStent procedure now offered for mild to moderate glaucoma

Drs. Martin Mizener and Michael Feilmeier of Midwest Eye Care now offer the iStent procedure for patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. This FDA-approved procedure has been approved by most major insurance companies, including Medicare, when performed in conjunction with cataract surgery. During surgery, a tiny device – the world’s

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MEC recognized by BBB for commitment to integrity

Midwest Eye Care received the Silver Award of Distinction at the annual Better Business Bureau Integrity Award luncheon held in November 2016. Midwest Eye Care was honored in the 100-249 employee category. This marked Midwest Eye Care’s fourth recognition at the Integrity Awards event; it previously won the Integrity Award

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Sarpy County People’s Choice Awards

We’re pleased to announce that Midwest Eye Care was selected as the 2016 winner for Eye Care Centers in the Sarpy County’s People’s Choice Awards.  Midwest Eye Care has two Sarpy County locations, at 7202 Giles and 2012 Cornhusker.  Drs. Abigail Jackson, Jerry Damme and Matthew Willis see patients of

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Dr. Mercer earns board certification

Dr. Rachel Mercer has been notified that she has passed the board certification test administered by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). ABO board certification is a two-step process, with ophthalmologists first required to pass a written test before advancing to an oral exam administered by some of the most

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Dr. Whitted honored by Nebraska Medical Association

Dr. Peter Whitted received the Distinguished Service to Medicine award at the annual Nebraska Medical Association meeting in September 2016. Dr. Whitted received this honor for his thirty-year history of leadership in local and national healthcare organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Nebraska Medical Association, Metro Omaha Medical Society,

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MEC wins Omaha’s Choice Award

A huge thank you to all of our patients who helped select Midwest Eye Care as the Omaha’s Choice Award winner for eye care centers. The Omaha’s Choice Award winners were selected through online voting at the Omaha World Herald website. Thank you for your support!

Dr. Whitted on Best Doctor list again

Congratulations to Peter Whitted, MD, JD, who received notice this week that he’s been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015/2016 Best Doctors in America database. The Best Doctors recognition is unique and highly exclusive in that it recognizes the approximately 5% of US doctors from whom other

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Dr. Feilmeier named TOYP of the World

We’re proud to share that Midwest Eye Care’s Dr. Michael Feilmeier was honored as a 2015 recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World.  Dr. Feilmeier received the award during the Junior Chamber International (Jaycee) meeting in Japan in early November.  The international honor follows awards at

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Dr. Emig honored for volunteer efforts

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Emig, who received the Harold E. Williamson Award on September 18 at the Nebraska Medical Association annual meeting. The award is sponsored by the COPIC medical foundation and is given each year to recognize a physician’s outstanding volunteering efforts to improve health care in Nebraska. Since

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Midwest Eye Care Receives Readers’ Choice Awards

Midwest Eye Care has been named to the 2015 Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O! Awards are voted on by the public and honor the best people and businesses in the Omaha community. Midwest Eye Care won the top spot for Best Optician and also received Readers’ Choice in

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Midwest Eye Care Announces New Retina Surgeon

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Appenzeller, an ophthalmologist specializing in diabetic and retina disease and surgery, is joining our practice on July 20, 2015. Dr. Appenzeller is a native of Columbia, South Carolina.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill,

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Dr. Michael Feilmeier Named a Ten Outstanding Young Omahan

We are excited to share that Dr. Michael Feilmeier has been chosen as a recipient of the 82nd Annual Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Award. For over 80 years, the Omaha Jaycees has presented an award to Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO) who have exemplified the ideals of their communities and

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Dr. Teri Geist Discusses Healthy Eye Habits with Fox 42 News

Teri Geist, OD, recently discussed daily habits that could be making an individual’s eyes weaker.  Dr. Geist and patient Kristi Shotkoski were featured on the Fox 42 News discussing healthy daily habits and the importance of annual eye exams. A comprehensive eye exam is a crucial part of maintaining an

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Midwest Eye Care Announces Participation in Mission Cataract USA

Dr. Mark Emig has announced that Midwest Eye Care is participating in Mission Cataract USA for the 20th consecutive year. Drs. Peter Whitted, Martin Mizener, Mark Emig, and Michael Feilmeier will offer cataract surgery at no charge on Thursday, May 8, 2014, as part of the Mission Cataract USA program.

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