Our Doctors

The trusted team of doctors at Eye Surgical Associates are here to help you achieve the vision you deserve. They offer an immense amount of experience to their patients, offering a high level of assurance that their vision is in the best of hands.

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Eye Surgical Associates History

Eye Surgical Associates is the most experienced and largest ophthalmology practice in the city of Lincoln, with a long tradition of service to patients and referring doctors. The practice was founded in 1940 by Maynard Wood, M.D., the first residency-trained ophthalmologist to practice in Lincoln. His son, Larry Wood, M.D., joined him in 1973.

The practice officially became Eye Surgical Associates when Max Linder, M.D., joined the Woods in 1979. The practice moved from 600 North Cotner to a new building at 5445 South Street in 1982. Dr. Maynard Wood retired after 50 years in practice in 1990. Across town, Greg Sutton, M.D., and his wife Margaret Sutton, M.D., a dermatologist, established the Sutton Skin and Eye Clinic at 6900 L Street in 1982. Eye Surgical Associates and Sutton Skin and Eye merged in 1989, but continued to practice out of two different locations. The same year, Vince Sutton, M.D., brother to Dr. Greg Sutton, moved to Lincoln from Hastings and joined the practice.

In 1994 Eye Surgical Associates and Sutton Ryan Dermatology built a modern 17,500 square foot facility in the present location at 1710 South 70th Street. Next door, Lincoln Surgical Center was built the same year, enlarged in 1999 and again in 2004. Kaylyn Jackman, O.D., an optometrist, joined the practice in 1999, and Thomas Graul, M.D., joined the group in 2000 after leaving his practice in Wisconsin.

Eye Surgical Associates welcomed third-generation ophthalmologist Matthew Wood, M.D., son of Dr. Larry Wood, in 2004. In July 2008, Donald Sauberan, M.D., joined Eye Surgical Associates, and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. In October 2010, Daniel Chruscicki, M.D. and in July 2011, David Pan, M.D. joined our clinic. We welcomed Jordan Rixen, M.D. in 2014 specializing in cataract, corneal transplant and laser vision correction surgery. Eye Surgical Associates has nine physicians who specialize in medical and surgical treatments of the eye in order to better serve our patients specific needs.