You Deserve Better Access
to Quality Eye Care


Legislation is needed that would expand the range of services that trained Doctors of Optometry across the state can provide - allowing them to perform several additional procedures that treat common conditions of the eye and eyelids. It will mean better access to the best eye care for our patients.

Your Doctors of Optometry

Nebraska’s largest eye care profession includes more than 330 Doctors of Optometry serving in more than 80 communities across the state.

As primary eye care providers, Doctors of Optometry are trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders that affect the eye or vision. They are an integral part of the health care team, earning their doctoral degree just as dentists, podiatrists and other doctors do. Optometry is one of the only doctoral-level health care professions to require continuing education.

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Back-to-School Eye Exams Essential to Helping Children Succeed in the Classroom

Nebraska Doctors of Optometry Encourage Making Vision Exams an Annual Back-to-School Tradition

Lincoln, NE – As the new school year approaches, parents are making sure their children are prepared with an annual physical, immunizations and back-to-school shopping, but an annual eye exam should also be part of a student’s back-to-school routine.

“Eye exams performed by an eye doctor are the only way to diagnose eye and vision diseases and disorders in children,” said Dr. Teri Geist representing the Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA).  “Undiagnosed vision problems can impair learning and can cause vision loss and other issues that significantly impact a child’s quality of life.”

“Comprehensive eye exams are one of the most important investments a parent can make to help maximize their child’s education and contribute to their overall health and well-being,” added Dr. Geist.

From ages 6 to 18, a child’s vision can change frequently or unexpectedly which can lead to behavioral and attention issues in the classroom. This year, the NOA encourages parents to start the school year on a healthy note by making comprehensive eye exams a priority and maintaining proper eye health throughout the year.

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“The Nebraska Optometric Association reminds parents to schedule a comprehensive eye exam before school starts.”

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