Dr. William R. Schlichtemeier

Omaha LASIK Surgeon
Dr. William R. Schlichtemeier

Dr. William R. Schlichtemeier

Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Dr. William R. Schlichtemeier

Dr. William R. Schlichtemeier, serves the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dept of Ophthalmology as Clinical Associate Professor and is Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine

Dr. Schlichtemeier is a member of the Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the Omaha Ophthalmology Society

Dr. William R. Schlichtemeier has presented over 25 lectures on research topics at major eye meetings

Dr. Schlichtemeier served with the Christian Medical Society as a medical missionary to Honduras

LASIK Laser Eye Surgery, CK, PRK, Cataract Surgery, Lens Implant or (IOL's), Corneal Transplant, and Cornea Eye Surgeon expert.


Credentials and Qualification
Premier Patient Care
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Website: LASIK Omaha Laser Vision Correction

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Direct: (402) 558-2211

Laser Vision Correction
13923 Gold Circle
Omaha, NE 68144


Call today for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK Laser Refractive eye expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and vision correction specialist. Dr. Schlichtemeier 's exceptional qualifications are listed below

Serving patients seeking LASIK and other cataract and refractive surgery procedures from Lincoln, Omaha and throughout Nebraska as well as from Grand Island Council Bluffs and other cities in Iowa.

Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. William R. Schlichtemeier has extensive qualifications that Trusted LASIK Surgeons estimates put him among the top 1% of LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery, refractive eye surgeons, and cataract surgery eye doctors in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Schlichtemeier has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Schlichtemeier’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK and cataract surgeons in the United States include:


  • Over 25 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK
  • Over 25 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK)
  • Over 30 years experience in cataract surgery (including lens implants)
  • Performed over 25,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Performed over 10,000 cataract surgery procedures, including lens implants

Premier Patient Care

  • “All-Laser”
    LASIK (bladeless)
     using the IntraLase laser
  • Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
    • LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
    • Intraocular lens implant surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses, as well as phakic lens implants and toric lens implants
    • Other vision correction surgery: Conductive Keratoplasty (CK), and Limbal Relaxing Incisions
    • Cataract Eye Surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Management of complications from refractive surgery for new patients who had problems and complications from LASIK surgery or another vision correction operation performed by another eye doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in refractive surgery instrumentation or their family members have had their LASIK and other refractive surgeries performed by Dr. Schlichtemeier

Professional Credentials

Additional Career Highlights


Surgeon Bio

Dr. William Schlichtemeier is a native Nebraskan. His ancestors came to Nebraska in the 1850’s. Dr. Schlichtemeier was born in Omaha. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. He did an internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and four years residency in ophthalmology with several famous professors, including Drs. Jack Guyton, Saul Sugar, Gilbert O’Gawa, James Rowsey, David Carey and Cornelius McCole.

Dr. Schlichtemeier was stationed at Oakland Naval Hospital for two years to teach eye surgeons the techniques of corneal transplantation, intraocular lens implantation, and vitrectomy. He has personally taught over thirty surgeons the techniques of corneal transplantation. He was also a consultant to Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii, and Travis AFB Hospital in Sacramento. In 1978, Dr. Schlichtemeier served with the Christian Medical Society as a medical missionary to Honduras.

Dr. Schlichtemeier was the first ophthalmologist in Nebraska to do epikeratophakia and keratomileusis. He learned keratorefractive surgery (the fore runner to LASIK) in 1981 at the Jules Stein Eye Institute with Dr. Elander, Dr. Villasenor, Dr. Krumeich and Dr. Barraquer. He began doing epikeratophakia in 1982 with quite good results. He studied Radial Keratotomy at the Dean McGee Eye Center with Dr. Jim Rowsey and Dr. Jim Hayes and has been doing RK since 1983.

Dr. Schlichtemeier is the area leader in laser vision correction. More than 90% of Dr. Schlichtemeier’s laser vision correction patients can drive to work the next day.

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