Dr. Vrabec, a native of Wisconsin, graduated with honors (AOA) from the University of Wisconsin Medical School, where he also completed his residency training in Ophthalmology. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery.
Dr. Vrabec completed fellowships in corneal transplantation at the University of Iowa and another fellowship in refractive surgery at the Hunkeler Eye Center in Kansas City, MO. For six years, he directed the corneal transplant and refractive surgery service at the University of Vermont, earning tenure in 1994. Since that time, heas maintained an active practice in the Fox Valley in small incision, no-stitch, no-shot High Definition Laser Cataract Surgery™ (including lifestyle and toric IOLs), refractive surgery (including ICL and PRK), corneal transplantation (PK, DSAEK, and DMEK) and other types of laser surgery. He has performed over 30,000 refractive procedures, nearly 50,000 cataract surgeries, and is the only double board-certified surgeon in Wisconsin (in both LASIK and cataract surgery) by the American Board of Eye Surgeons. He was the first doctor in Wisconsin to perform iLASIK, High Definition Laser Cataract Surgery, INTACS, ECP laser treatment, the Verisyse Implantable Contact Lens, and the Fugo Blade. He also performed the first laser-assisted cornea transplant in Wisconsin and was the first surgeon in the state to be included in an FDA study on corneal collagen crosslinking (a treatment for keratoconus), demonstrating his commitment to bringing patients the best eye technology the world has to offer.
Dr. Vrabec has authored over 50 professional journal articles and two textbooks and belongs to numerous professional societies. He has lectured and taught extensively on medical and surgical aspects of eye care to doctors in 30 countries on five different continents. He received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award in 1997 and was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010.