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Our Story: A Passion for Eye Fitness and Health

In 1978, Dr. Rick Bunger established Family Eyecare Center in Grand Island.  The practice has been regarded as a leader in optometry in central Nebraska. Over 30 years later, the clinic has grown into a very successful independent optometric practice.  Our success has occurred by word-of-mouth referral and is largely the result of a constant drive for excellence in patient service and satisfaction.

Since Dr. Bunger started his practice at corner of 4th and Eddy Street, many changes have been made.  In 1981, Dr. Bunger joined with Dr. Mark Stines to expand the practice. While both doctors had a practice in Grand Island, Dr. Stines also brought his practice in St. Paul. Together, Drs. Bunger and Stines created one of the most successful practices in central Nebraska and practiced together for nearly 30 years.

In 2005, Dr. Chad Hudnall joined Family Eyecare Center and the firm also added Spex Eyewear to further enhance the patient experience. As Dr. Bunger slowed his practice in 2011, FEC added Dr. Stephanie Grabowksi as an associate to their team. In early 2014, a new location was opened in St. Paul to better serve the community.

Today, it is the goal of Family Eyecare Center to serve as your family’s eye care practice for life. Our team of optometrists and dedicated staff will work to earn the patient’s trust through investment in the very latest technology for clinical eye care, continuing medical education, exclusive eyeglass frames from unique designers, 24 hour on-call service, caring and committed staff, and an on-site optical lab. We will continue to strive for excellence, and are constantly searching for the best in technology, training, and products to make your eye care the best in central Nebraska.


Our Vision

We will to continue as a leader in optometric eye care, with an eye toward the future.  We will continue to invest in our practice, ensuring our patients have state of the art eye care in a state of the art facility. At Family Eyecare Center, our passion is your eye fitness and fashion.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Grand Island Office Hours


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-2:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm