Dr. Steven J Ferguson is a 1987 graduate of the University of Houston, earning his Optometry Physician’s Degree with honors. He is former president of the Minnesota Optometric Association and was named Minnesota’s first ever Young Optometrist of the Year. While practicing in Minnesota, he helped launch therapeutic legislation for the optometric profession and was part of a task force that created a Centers for Disease Control-recognized conference, Diabetes and the Eye, at the Mayo Clinic.
He has given over 20 invited lectures across the United States on topics ranging from contemporary glaucoma diagnosis to innovation in dry eye and MGD treatments. Dr. Ferguson has authored, coauthored or contributed to numerous articles published in professional journals, including Ophthalmology Management, Review of Optometry and Advanced Ocular Care.
Dr. Ferguson is a nationally recognized leader in dry eye treatment who has participated in clinical studies for TearScience® regarding LipiFlow® patient acceptance. He serves as a medical board advisory member for eyeBrain Medical of Newport Beach, Calif., and an optometry board advisor for TearScience of Morrisville, N.C. He continues as an Alpha investigator for SightSync® technology.
He founded Dunes Eye Consultants and Dunes LASIK Center in 2003 with the specific goal of providing personalized, attentive and outcome-based well-vision care. Additionally, Dr. Ferguson provides specialty care for diabetic eye health, glaucoma, medically necessary contact lenses, headache management and vision preservation.
He also serves as co-clinical director for Dunes Eye Consultants’ Myopia Control Center.
Dr. Ferguson and his wife, Lisa, have three children: Dr. Austin Ferguson (29) and his wife Dr. Jena, Tanner (27) and his wife Dr. Kayla and Taylor (20). He enjoys golf, fly fishing, wine and traveling.
Michael O’Neal, OD
Dr. Michael O’Neal earned his Optometry Physician’s Degree from the University of Houston, which is one of the leading optometric research institutions in the world, where he achieved the highest national board scores in his class. O’Neal earned his bachelor of science degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.
Dr. O’Neal focuses on comprehensive well-vision exams for patients of all ages, including routine exams, diabetic eye care, pediatric eye care, as well as other vision-medical diagnoses and treatments.
Additionally, Dr. O’Neal leads the Myopia Control Center at Dunes Eye Consultants, where, using specialty contact lenses, the clinical team can slow or even stop the progression of nearsightedness in children.
A native of Whiting, Iowa, O’Neal is a traveler and outdoor enthusiast.
When not cheering on the Broncos or the Hawkeyes, he volunteers coaching the Dakota Valley basketball team.
Larry Womack, MD
Dr. Larry Womack has specialized in refractive vision correction for 20 years. As one of the most well-known refractive surgeons in Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas, he has performed more than 50,000 laser vision correction surgeries.
He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified in LASIK by the American College of Eye Surgeons. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Womack is experienced in refractive procedures, including RK, ALK, INTACS, LASIK, LASEK and PRK. He is certified using the most advanced laser platform technology, which includes the VISX Star S4 Customvue laser, the Intralase Femtosecond laser and the iDesign LASIK platform.
Dr. Womack has been recognized as a top laser vision surgeon in the U.S. since 1998.