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Western Wisconsin's

Lasik & Eye Surgery Leaders

Independent Vision Group grew from a simple idea:
provide the very best in personalized eye surgery.

Our goal is to provide world-class care
while staying grounded and locally-minded.

Read on to see how we can help you discover

Why Choose Independent Vision Group?

The Ivg Difference

  • Locally owned and operated
  • Award-winning surgeon
  • Tens of thousands of procedures over the past 17 years
  • Latest in surgical techniques & technologies

Collaborative Eye Care

Our caring surgical team seamlessly integrates with your optometrist’s office to provide expert care at a familiar location. We work with your referring optometrist or ophthalmologist to deliver an outstanding outcome.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Harvey to restore clear vision today.

Thomas Harvey, MD

Anterior Segment Eye Surgeon

Thomas Harvey, MD is a fellowship-trained eye surgeon, specializing in surgical vision correction and medical ophthalmology. He has performed LASIK eye surgery, along with Cataract, Glaucoma, and Cornea surgeries in Eau Claire, Altoona, and throughout the Chippewa Valley for more than 17 years.

2000 – UW Medical Graduate

2004 – Baylor College of Medicine Elite Fellowship

Since 2005 – Anterior segment surgeon

Since 2020 – Founder / Owner Independent Vision Group & Independent Surgery Center

Chad Vieth, OD

Clinical Director & Optometrist

Dr. Vieth, a Neenah native, has practiced Optometry in the Chippewa Valley for 20 years, focusing on refractive surgery, ocular disease, and primary care. He resides in Elk Mound with his wife and three boys, and enjoys the outdoors, coaching, and sports. He values attentive listening and clear explanations for building positive doctor-patient relationships.

1996 – UW Plateville Undergrad

2000 – Southern College of Optometry

Since 2013 – Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry

Our Team

Brady Deegan

Chief Operating Officer

Amy Siler

Lead Patient Coordinator

Amie Knecht

Lead Ophthalmic Technician

Theresa Engen

Patient Educator & Ophthalmic Technician

Sam Nosker

Ophthalmic Technician

Sarah Stoiber

Ophthalmic Technician

Becca Fentress

Ophthalmic Technician

Megan Saltness

Patient Coordinator

Ingrid Ripley

Patient Coordinator

We transform lives with great vision, One patient at a time.