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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Nebraska Optometrists Celebrate 20 Years of SEE TO LEARN Program

Free program offers vision assessments to any 3-year-old

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA) in cooperation with the Nebraska Foundation for Childrens Vision, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of “See to Learn”, a statewide program where participating optometrists offer free vision assessments to any three-year-old.

Parents can find Nebraska Doctors of Optometry who participate in their community by calling 1-800-960-EYES or visiting

According to Dr. Teri Geist, twenty percent of children entering Kindergarten have an undetected vision problem.

“Most children don’t know they have a problem. Without early detection and treatment, many of these vision problems affect learning, because more than 80 percent of learning is done visually,” Dr. Geist said.

To help combat this problem, and catch vision disorders early, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed October as SEE TO LEARN® Month in Nebraska.  

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts proclaims October as “See to Learn Month” and presents proclamation to Neil Powell (left) Nebraska Foundation for Childrens Vision, and Emily Wilcox with the Nebraska Optometric Association.

Find Nebraska Doctors of Optometry – See to Learn

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Dr. Teri Geist on how “See to Learn” has impacted vision care for children in Nebraska

Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary of program  



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Did you know? Almost 10,000 three-year-olds across Nebraska have received free vision assessments since 1997.

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