StateCapitolThis summer, The Nebraska Optometric Association, representing more than 330 Doctors of Optometry serving in more than 80 communities across Nebraska, is working with government leaders in Lincoln to improve patient access to eye care and reduce healthcare costs.

Nebraska’s Doctors of Optometry have four years of specialized, post-graduate, doctoral-level study on the eye and its systems, must pass a rigorous national licensing exam, and receive continuing education each year.

However, new legislation is needed that would expand the range of services that trained Doctors of Optometry can provide – allowing them to perform several additional procedures that treat common conditions of the eye and eyelids.

So no matter where you live, these changes will mean better access, reduced costs and more convenience for ALL Nebraskans.