Lee A. Hofer, MD

Refractive Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Lee A. Hofer was born in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Biology. He earned his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis in general medicine. Dr. Hofer did his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.

Dr. Hofer has practiced comprehensive ophthalmology in Eau Claire and Menomonie at Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic since 1988. He has been performing laser refractive surgery since 1998, Dr. Hofer founded the first laser refractive center in western Wisconsin in 2002 having performed over 15,000 laser refractive procedures. He was among the first surgeons in the US to perform all blade free LASIK using the Intralase laser. He has participated in medical mission work in Poland where he trained surgeons in the technique of corneal transplantation.

Dr. Hofer holds medical licenses in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona and Florida.

Dr. Hofer is currently a member of:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • Wisconsin State Medical Association.
Dr. Hofer sees patients in Eau Claire, Menomonie and Black River Falls