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Last updated: September 5th, 2023

Summit Eye Care was established in 2019, under the leadership of internationally-renowned cataract and refractive surgeon Dr. John Vukich. Repeatedly named as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Vukich has assembled a team of exceptional optometrists who are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art eyecare. A highly regarded practice, what makes Summit Eye Care so exemplary is our unwavering commitment to our mission: to remain at the forefront of our field by employing the very latest technology, constantly striving toward the advancement of ophthalmology, and providing consistently superior patient care.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Ophthalmologic technology is constantly improving and developing, and at Summit Eye Care we are dedicated to utilizing the very latest developments to provide the most advanced care possible.

  • As a leader in premium lens options and vision correction surgery, Summit Eye Care was the first practice in Wisconsin to offer the Light Adjustable Lens™ from RXSight®.
  • We offer a full range of Lifestyle Lenses, or advanced intraocular lenses (IOLs) for Custom Cataract Surgery and refractive lens exchange (RLE).
  • We offer Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens), a thin lens implant that is ideal for patients who desire optimal vision without permanently reshaping their cornea, as with LASIK or other types of laser vision correction.

Clinical Research, Publications, and Lecturing

Dr. John Vukich is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of ophthalmology, and is sought after for his exemplary teaching and research abilities.

  • Dr. Vukich and Dr. Bruns are frequently invited lecturers and are regarded as key opinion leaders by their peers. Dr. Vukich has presented original research and invited lectures on six continents, and has been lead instructor and moderator of several courses on innovative surgical techniques and new technology devices.
  • Dr. Vukich has served as primary investigator in over 18 US FDA Phase III clinical trials of new devices, implants and lasers advancing the state of the art for eye surgery. Most recently, he was primary investigator and lead author for new lens technology from Johnson & Johnson to correct astigmatism. He has also served as principal investigator in clinical trials of innovative laser treatments for the correction of refractive errors, new technology IOLs, and ground-breaking cell therapy treatment for corneal disease.
  •  Dr. Vukich has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and serves on the editorial board of both Review of Refractive Surgery and Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. He has received Best Paper of Session awards at numerous scientific meetings including Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
  • Dr. Vukich is frequently sought out by the media for expert analysis. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. He has appeared in interviews on ABC’s World News Tonight and Good Morning America.
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Summit Eye Care’s state-of-the-art vision practice combines the most advanced technology available with award-winning doctors that are global leaders in cataract and vision correction surgery.

Committed to Advancement of Ophthalmology

In addition to employing the latest technology to best serve our patients, the team at Summit Eye Care is led by Dr. Vukich in their commitment to make lasting contributions and improvements to ophthalmology.

  • Dr. Vukich and Dr. Bruns serve as senior consultants with numerous industry partners including Alcon, Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, Zeiss, RxSight and others to help develop and advance new technologies.
  • Dr. Vukich is one of the youngest members ever inducted into the International Intraocular Implant Club. This highly prestigious group is by invitation only and is limited by charter to no more than 250 ophthalmologists worldwide who have made significant contributions to implant technology.
  • Dr. Vukich is past President and Board Chairman of the American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery and past Chairman of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery refractive committee. He has also served on the executive committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Refractive Surgery section and on the Education Committee of the AAO. He has twice been the program chairman of the largest refractive surgery meeting in the world, the ISRS/AAO Refractive Surgery Subspeciality Day.
  • Dr. Vukich is the recipient of the AAO Senior Honor Award and has been recognized by his peers locally in Wisconsin by being voted “Top Doc”. 
  • Dr. Bruns holds a leadership role in the Milwaukee Optometric Society and is heavily involved with the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

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Focus on Superior Patient Care

At Summit Eye Care, we realize that employing the latest technology and working to advance the field of ophthalmology means nothing if we aren’t consistently providing our patients with the very highest quality of care. Each member of our team is dedicated to ensuring that our patients always come first.

Contact Summit Eye

If you live in the Greater Milwaukee area and wish to entrust the health and function of your eyes to only the best, look no further than Summit Eye Care. We are Wisconsin’s leading provider of ophthalmologic care, and would welcome the opportunity to serve you. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

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