Dr. Robert Meyer, O.D.
Illinois College of Optometry
Dr. Meyer has been working as an optometrist with Wisconsin Vision since 2017.
Professional associations & honors:
- International Optometric Honor Society
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude
- Clinical Honors
- Beta Sigma Kappa
- Primary eye care
- Soft toric and multifocal contact lenses
Favorite thing about being an eye doctor:
As a high minus prescription myself, I know what it is like to live with extremely blurry vision when I go without my glasses or contacts. I find that helping to correct for any degree of blurred vision is very rewarding. I love teaching about and shining light on all the complex functions that go on inside the eyes that are needed for the simple act - or what we perceive as a "simple act" - of seeing.
Important things to know about your vision and eye health:
More than 50% of the neocortex, the surface of the brain, is devoted to vision, whether that is initiating eye movement, tracking objects, sensing pain in or around the eye, or processing the visual information coming into the eye. Another important fact is that the eye is the only place in the body where we can get a glimpse at the vascular system without having to make any incisions or have to perform any expensive scans. Therefore, we are able to see signs of undetected high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, signs of stroke, or other types of vascular disease. I often say, "What is going on in the back of the eye on a vascular level is also going on in the kidneys and the fingertips, the toe, and any other "end-organ" tissue."
Dr. Meyer sees patients at our Milwaukee (Burleigh) and Pewaukee locations. Book an appointment online: