Midwest Eye Laboratories Celebrates 25 Years of Service


This year marks our 25th year of providing custom ocular prosthetics to our patients. In marking this milestone we have given our website a new look with more information.  Midwest Eye Laboratories, Inc. was formed in 1986 by our Ocularist Michael Barrett and Wolfgang Kuss.  Since Wolfgang’s retirement in 1999; Mike, Kari and Deb have continued the reputation and the mission that Midwest Eye Laboratories, Inc. was established on…Exceptional Service ~ Positive Results.  We are able to concentrate more on patient care by providing services in Rochester, MN; Eau Claire, WI; and Weston, WI.  This has been made possible with the recent sale of Midwest Eye Laboratories Woodbury LLC and Midwest Eye Laboratories Sioux Falls LLC to Mike’s son, Timothy Barrett.  Over the years Midwest Eye Labs has seen thousands of patients each with unique personalities and stories and we have truly enjoyed getting to know them throughout their life.  It is this connection to our patient’s that we come to work every day.


We'd like to thank those patients we have worked with in the past 25 years - many of you have become like family! We look forward to continuing to serve all of our patients to the best of our ability for many more years to come.

Thank you so very much for the eye you made and hand painted for me. It was a very interesting process to go through. I was totally amazed, very happy, and grateful for the end results. You are such a wonderful person also, and what you can do for people.

- Natalie
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