Dr. Chad Hudnall Elected NOA Board President
LINCOLN, NE (September 27, 2012) – Chad Hudnall, OD, of Grand Island has been elected President of the Nebraska Optometric Association, a statewide organization representing over 240 optometrists. The organization’s Board of Directors elected Hudnall to a one-year term at its annual meeting in Kearney, NE in September. The meeting was held in conjunction with the organization’s Fall Convention, NOA’s annual conference and exposition, which was attended by approximately 300 optometrists, opticians, and paraoptometric staff.
Dr. Hudnall practices at Family Eyecare Center in Grand Island. He obtained his Doctorate in Optometry from Indiana University in 2005. He has served on the NOA Board of Directors since 2009, and is active in the association’s advocacy and consumer relations efforts.
A 1997 graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School, Dr. Hudnall graduated with honors in 2001 from Doane College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and was a two year Academic All-American in football and graduated with honors.
He has participated in the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Vision Screening Program, serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest High School Education Foundation and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Grand Island Young Professionals, and is a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Tomorrow program. Dr. Hudnall also volunteers for the United Way’s annual fundraising efforts. He was voted one of the “Top 35 under 35” in Grand Island in 2009.
The Nebraska Optometric Association represents over 240 doctors of optometry throughout the state. Licensed optometrists provide more than two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States, including diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and vision conditions. Association members in Nebraska are also leading providers of pediatric vision care and offer two statewide public service programs to serve children. Optometrists offer free vision evaluations for any infant through the InfantSEE program and free vision assessments for all three-year-olds through the See to Learn program. Information about both programs is available to consumers on the Nebraska Optometric Association website at http://nebraska.aoa.org.