The Beyond 20/20 Podcast
Beyond 20/20 is a project of the Nebraska Optometric Association and its 275 Doctors of Optometry—independent primary health care professionals for the eye who serve in more than 80 communities throughout Nebraska.
Hosted by NOA Past President Dr. Andrew Bateman, Beyond 20/20 features interesting 20-30 minute conversations intended to educate consumers, thought leaders and other health experts about the latest trends and issues in eye care and how eye health and vision intersect with school, work, lifestyle, and overall health. New episodes are posted the last Monday of each month.
Doctors of Optometry (Optometrists) are primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system. They are the leading providers of lifetime vision care with a full range of prescriptive authority related to vision conditions and eye diseases.
There are over 350 licensed optometrists in Nebraska, practicing in more than half of Nebraska's counties. Optometrists provide access to primary eye care for the majority of the state's population.
Their education includes a four-year doctoral degree specializing in vision care, eye health, and primary eye care procedures.
Dr. Andrew Bateman
Host, Past President, Nebraska Optometric Association