You Deserve Better Access
to Quality Eye Care
THE SOLUTION IS CLEAR
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.
More Helpful Information
Visit the Nebraska Optometric Association Center for Healthy Vision
Contact Lens Safety – Q & A with Dr. Teri Geist
Dr. Teri Geist, on behalf of the Nebraska Optometric Association, recently sat down with us to discuss the importance of contact lenses fitting properly.
Q: What are the risks to patients of purchasing contact lenses online?
Dr. Geist: “There are times when I’ve had patients come in that needed a different lens than what I’ve prescribed. We want to make sure it’s accurate. Contact lens fitting is a complicated issue for health reasons, for the cornea. You need to make sure the lens is fitting well, is moving well and the patient is seeing well. When you buy contacts online you want to do so from a reputable seller, and you want to make sure they’re exactly what you ordered and what the prescription is written for.”