Meet our Providers
The Eye Clinic of Wisconsin’s doctors bring a wealth of experience and training to their work, offering expert specialty care for nearly any eye condition.
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- Active Diabetic Retinopathy
- Blade-Free Custom ecLASIK
- Cataract Surgery
- Complications after Cataract Surgery
- Comprehensive Audiology
- Comprehensive Ophthalmology
- Comprehensive Optometry
- Contact Lens and Specialty Lens Fitting
- Contact Lens Fitting
- Cornea/External Disease
- Custom Contact Lenses
- Diabetic Eye Exams
- DMEK Corneal Transplants
- DSEK Corneal Transplants
- Elective Facial Cosmetic Surgery
- Emergency Eye Services
- Emergency Ocular Health Care
- Epiretinal Membrane
- Eyeglass Prescriptions
- Functional Plastic Surgery
- Glaucoma Surgery
- Intravitreal Injections
- Low Vision Services
- Macular Degeneration
- Macular Hole
- Medical Retina
- Ocular Trauma
- Orbital Reconstruction Surgery
- Pediatric Eye Care
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Premium Lens Implants
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinal Lasers
- Retinal Tears
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
- Sports Vision
- Subretinal Surgery
- Surgical Correction of Astigmatism
- Telescopic & Bioptic Vision Aids
- Vein Occlusion
Jesse A. Birsching, O.D.
Low Vision and Custom Contact Lenses
Dr. Birsching received his Bachelor of Science in Vision Science in 2018 and Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) in 2021 from the Michigan College of Optometry in Big Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Birsching completed clinical internships in the low vision and contact lens department of Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, the Northern Indiana Healthcare System in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin in Wausau.
Dr. Birsching practiced in private practices in Central and Northern Wisconsin prior to joining the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin in 2022. He has a special interest in prescribing customized optical devices ranging from specialty contact lenses to individualized low vision aids. Dr. Birsching believes that in addition to managing the health of the eyes, it is important to provide the best quality of vision possible to promote better functional independence and quality of life.
Benjamin R. Clark, O.D.
Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Indiana University- School of Optometry. He completed his internships, including comprehensive optometry, at Eye Surgeons of Indiana and Patuxent River Naval Air station in Maryland. He is an active member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Clark practiced at Eye Physician Associates, S.C. in Milwaukee, WI for over 5 years before joining the clinic in 2016.
Jennifer N. D’Acquisto, O.D.
Dr. D’Acquisto graduated from Ripon College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Chemistry minor. She attended the University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry, and earned her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) there in 2012.
In 2011, Dr. D’Acquisto served as the President of the American Optometric Student Association, UMSL chapter. She has volunteered with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) in Honduras, performing eye exams for Hondurans in need.
Dr. D’Acquisto previously worked at Norton Sound Health Corporation in Northwestern Alaska, providing care to the rural population in numerous villages, before joining the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin in 2018.
Gina L. Heck, O.D.
Board Certified Optometrist
Dr. Heck received her Bachelor of Science in visual science (BSVS) from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1995. She earned her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1997, concurrent with her internship at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL.
She completed her Optometric Residency at the Kansas City VA Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1998. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and practiced in Central and Northern Wisconsin before joining the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin in 2003.
Amanda B. Hoffmann, O.D.
Dr. Hoffmann graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Her externship rotations include the Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, The Lighthouse Center for the Blind and the Illinois Eye Institute, both in Chicago.
She is an active member of the Wisconsin Valley Optometric Society, the Wisconsin Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She previously served as the President of the Wisconsin Valley Optometric Society, and regularly volunteers for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program.
Dr. Hoffmann practiced in Stevens Point before joining the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin in 2014.
Matthew J. Johnson O.D.
Board Certified Optometrist
Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in visual science (BSVS) and his Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois in 1999. He had completed his pre-optometric coursework at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He completed his Optometric Residency at the Manchester VAMC in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2000.
After two years at a private practice, he worked at Veterans Administration Medical Centers in White River Junction, Vermont, and Madison, Wisconsin, and in the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology before joining the clinic in 2008.
Katie J. Michalski, O.D.
A native of Central Wisconsin, Dr. Michalski graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science (BSVS) in 2006, and earned her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) in 2009 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Michalski interned at the VA in Charleston, SC, and Denver, CO. She also worked at the Marshfield Clinic before joining the Retina Team here at the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin in 2016.
Rick L. Scalcucci, O.D.
Low Vision and Sports Vision Services
Dr. Scalcucci received his Bachelor of Science in visual science (BSVS) from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1987. He earned his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, the same year.
Dr. Scalcucci practiced optometry in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Wausau, Wisconsin, for eleven years before joining the clinic in 1997.