Matthew Kapeles, MD

Matthew Kapeles, MD is currently completing his refractive surgery fellowship under Lance Kugler, MD at Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Kapeles became interested in refractive surgery during his ophthalmology residency, enjoying the ability to use advanced technology to surgically correct a patient’s vision and improve their quality of life.

He was a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship in high school and attended Arizona State University for his undergraduate studies. He graduated from ASU summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and received the Moeur Award, given to those graduates with the highest academic standing.

Following his time in Arizona, he pursued his M.D. degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. It was here where Dr. Kapeles first became interested in ophthalmology, drawn to the unique combination of clinical patient care and microsurgery that the specialty offers.

After graduation from medical school, Dr. Kapeles completed his internship at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. This was followed by his ophthalmology residency at Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina. During his residency, Dr. Kapeles was a 2 time winner of the Vallatton Award for Academic Excellence, given to the resident in the program with the highest score on the annual national examination for ophthalmology residents.

During his free time, Dr. Kapeles enjoys playing guitar, exercising, and spending time with his family.


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17838 Burke Street, #100

Omaha, NE 68118 USA

Telephone – 402-558-2211

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