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Refractive Team

Refractive Team

The physicians at BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists have been performing elective refractive surgery since 1988 and laser vision correction since 1996

As leaders in their field, they are involved in vision correction research and are called upon to educate other physicians in vision correction technologies.

 

Our clinic's surgeons have performed more than 10,000 surgeries combined. They have less than a 5% re-treatment rate, which means 95 out of every 100 patients never need a "touch up" to their vision. 

 

Our board-certified surgeons are personally involved in every patient's pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative process.  

 

Leadership in corrective eye surgery

As the first practice to offer FDA-approved Custom LASIK and Intacs® Corneal Ring Implants in the region, the doctors at BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists have a history of innovation in the field of corrective eye surgery. We were also among the first to use the IntraLase technology when it became available.

 

BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists works closely with an extensive network of local and regional eye doctors throughout Northeast Wisconsin, frequently treating complex cases referred by other eye care providers.

 

Corrective eye surgeons


 Larry A. Meyer, MD 

Dr. Larry Meyer trained under world-renowned refractive eye surgeons. He holds the distinction of being a fellowship-trained corneal specialist and refractive surgeon. His training and experience have helped him earn the trust of many of the region's physicians.

 

In 2003, Dr. Meyer became the first eye surgeon to offer Custom LASIK in the greater Green Bay region on the Alcon LADARVision 4000 laser platform. He is an innovator in his field and has performed research for the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University.

 

"I will always look for new and innovative ways to deliver leading-edge vision care.  That's what our practice is all about."

 

Dr. Meyer is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Wisconsin Medical Society, and the Brown County Medical Society.

 

View Dr. Meyer's Bio

Camille Almond, MD

Dr. Almond is subspecialty trained in the areas of corneal disease and refractive surgery, having completed a fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She has since had extensive exposure to Laser Vision Correction through her experience in private practice in the Fox Valley prior to joining The BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists.

 

Dr. Almond completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology at Tulane University in New Orleans, followed by medical training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she took an interest in medical and refractive issues of the cornea. Desiring exposure to the treatment of complex vision-threatening corneal issues, as well as the satisfying experience of treating otherwise healthy patients with refractive issues, Dr Almond selected a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Minnesota. When evaluating a patient for LASIK, she believes in taking into account the patient's specific vision needs and all factors that might affect the surgical outcome. She believes careful planning is the key to an excellent outcome.

 

Dr. Almond keeps her knowledge base up-to-date by maintaining membership in professional societies such as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Cornea Society, the Midwest Cornea Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

 

View Dr. Almond's Bio 

Corrective eye surgery staff


Our board-certified surgeons are personally involved in every patient's pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative care. The eye surgeons are supported by our expert refractive team who provide patient comfort throughout the process.

 

Tara Silbernagel, Refractive Surgery Specialist
Deanna Bries, CST
Carolyn Prahl, CST
Heather Leick, CST

 

Tara Silbernagel, COA

Tara Silbernagel joined BayCare's refractive team in 1999, assisting with patient consultations, scheduling, and surgery, and with writing and developing clinical literature webpages, and continuing education events for area optometrists. Tara works directly with patients, vendors, and technology reps, she is certified to operate laser and diagnostic technology, and she is certified as an ophthalmic assistant. Tara holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.

 

Deanna Bries, CST

Deanna Bries has been part of BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists  surgical team since 1993. As a surgical technician, she scrubs in for surgery and is involved in preparing implants, instruments, and accessories. She also inventories and cares for surgical supplies, is certified to operate various surgical technologies, and assists with directing patient flow. Deanna holds an associate's degree from NWTC's surgical technician program.

 

Carolyn Prahl, CST

Carolyn Prahl joined the surgical team at BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists in 2004.  As a surgical technician, she assists during surgery, helps maintain sterile procedures, and prepares implements, instruments and accessories. Carolyn is certified on laser technology and assists in ordering and maintaining supplies. She holds an associate's degree from NWTC's surgical technician program as well as a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

 

Heather Leick, CST

Heather Leick is a surgical technician certified through NWTC. Prior to joining our refractive surgery team in June 2010, Heather had been assisting our eye surgeons at Aurora BayCare for five years.  Heather now works full-time at BayCare, assisting with surgery, prepping patients and instruments, and coordinating surgical staff schedules.  She also helps in clinic as needed when not in surgery.

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