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Eye and Vision Exams

Eye Exam ImageAt Expert Eyecare, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. We do medically necessary eye exams to diagnose cataracts and diabetic exams.

Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Our Doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Our Doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Omaha optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Our Doctors will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Our Doctors may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Omaha office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Our Doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Omaha optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Our Doctors evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Our Doctors review the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 402.397.0243 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy refers to several eye problems that are characterized by damage to the light-sensitive retina, caused by excessive blood sugar levels. Almost half of Americans with diabetes suffer from some level of diabetic retinopathy. When glucose levels in the blood are not properly controlled, it can result in the formation of glaucoma, cataracts or blood vessel damage in the retina — all of which can cause vision loss if not diagnosed and treated early.

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Meet The Optometrist

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Michael Young, O.D.
    Optometrist

    Dr. Michael Young is a Nebraska native and grew up in North Platte. After graduating from Pacific University, he then went on to Pacific University College of Optometry where he graduated with honors in 1993.

    He was awarded the prestigious Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics in 1993. He is certified to treat and manage ocular disease as well as co-manage lasik and cataract patients. Dr. Young also has extensive experience in fitting of all types of contact lenses including specialty, 1-day and multifocal contact lenses. Since 1995, Dr. Young has been providing comprehensive eye care with Expert Eyecare in Omaha while also partnering with LensCrafters. He is committed to giving all of his patients the level of care and understanding they deserve. He now resides with his wife, Amy, in Omaha with his three dogs, a Springer Spaniel, a Pug and a Shih Tzu. He enjoys golf, water skiing, hunting and the outdoors.


    SCHEDULE AN EXAM WITH DR. MICHAEL YOUNG

  • Dr.
    Lindsey Behrendt, O.D.
    Optometrist

    Dr. Lindsey Behrendt completed her Doctorate of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, Tennessee. Her clinical externship training included an ocular disease focused rotation at the Robert Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas and a contact lens and primary care rotation at a private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area.

    During her time at SCO, she was an active member of Student Volunteer for Optometric Services to Humanity and took part in mission trips to Mexico and Belize. Dr. Hubert was born and raised in Oakley, Kansas and received a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences with minors in Biology and Gerontology from Kansas State University.

    Dr. Behrendt practices primary eye care for patients of all ages. She holds membership in the American Optometric Association, the Nebraska Optometric Association, and the Omaha Sunrise Lions Club. Personally, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her fiancé, John, cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats, and traveling.


    SCHEDULE AN EXAM WITH DR. LINDSEY BEHRENDT

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "It was outstanding! The atmosphere was very friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend them to my friends and will use them again in the future!"
    Michael G.
  • "Dr. Young did an excellent job with my eye care needs. Great eye exam and I can see clearly now"
    Tom K.
  • "Great experience today. Dr LindseyHubert was very professional. She didn't rush through the exam. She listened to my concerns . Would definitely recommend her for eye care. Brenda was patient and helpful when it came time to pick out new glasses! I can't wait for them to come in! She suggested something a little out of my comfort zone and I think I am going to love them! All around great staff."
    QPC
  • "I give Expert Eyecare Five Stars."
    Monica S.
  • "I called them to see if they had any openings on short notice and 40 minutes later I was being seen for an eye exam. Great and friendly service!"
    Ivan A.
  • "Smart, friendly and caring service! Dr. Young is the best!"
    Ken Z.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

11:00 am-4:00 pm