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Collaborative Care

Vision Care Collaboration is the Future

Dr. Thomas Harvey’s time with Chippewa Valley Eye Center over the last 15 years was the perfect launch pad for his next step in vision care collaboration. He is an eye surgery specialist with a long track record of working with referring ODs and general ophthalmologists in the surrounding communities. This led to an examination about whether there was perhaps a better way to practice. 

Thus was born Independent Vision Group.

We Come To You

A novel approach

You have patients that need cataract surgery, refractive surgery or advanced corneal treatments.  They are often your patients first, and know your location, trust your expertise and solicit your recommendations when they need surgical care.  

Dr. Harvey and his Independent Vision Group team, will bring that expertise into your office to see surgical ophthalmology patients you’re ready to refer. We bring our experienced technician and counseling team, and Dr. Harvey provides all surgical education and scheduling in a way that makes your patients comfortable and grateful for this collaborative approach.

Surgical Expertise

Dr. Thomas Harvey is a fellowship-trained anterior segment specialist, Board Certified in Ophthalmology and licensed to practice in Wisconsin.  He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to the Chippewa Valley in 2005. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, did his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, completed an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a surgical fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.   

He is the medical monitor for a major intraocular lens manufacturer and often consults with companies in the ophthalmology field.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Wisconsin State Medical Society. 

Dr. Harvey organizes surgical mission trips around the globe, and has sponsored trips for multiple international doctors here in the Chippewa Valley. His knowledge and skill in the treatment of eye disease and refractive errors is well-recognized.

MD Services

Our community reputation was established by delivering extraordinary results in surgical vision correction, including cataract care, advanced intraocular lens replacement and LASIK. Dr. Harvey offers expert anterior segment care in the following areas:

  • Cataract Removal
  • Presbyopia & Astigmatism IOLs
  • LASIK & PRK refractive surgery
  • Visian ICL
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Corneal Crosslinking
  • Intacs
  • Lipiflow
  • Corneal Transplants (DMEK, DSEK)
  • DWEK
  • Superficial Keratectomy
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • MIGS (iStent, KDB, ELP)
  • Amniotic Membrane Transplants
  • SLT
  • YAG Procedures
  • Durysta

Anterior Segment Surgeon

“I realized that patients needing my surgical care had to make three, sometimes four, extra stops before having surgery. The redundancies in this system and the resulting confusion for patients made me realize that I could create a new and improved practice structure.”  

Ready for Collaborative Patient Care?

Call (715) 449-8400 or use the form to meet with Dr. Harvey and discuss a streamlined way to refer your patients.