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Dr. Hudnall Elected NOA Board President

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


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We Are Hiring!

We Are Hiring!  Our office is growing and so are our needs for new members of our team.

At Family Eyecare Center, we offer the latest in eye care and technological advancements in the industry. Our technicians are a vital part of our team and have specialized skills to address our patients’ lifestyle needs, provide our pre-examination workup and provide guidance on how to use and care for contact lenses.

Additional responsibilities include performing contact lens insertion and removal training, understanding and performing patient histories and pre-examination testing, dispensing contact lenses, maintaining patient flow and handling patient care calls.

All technicians work in a team environment and must have a positive attitude about the policies, procedures and philosophies of Family Eycare Center

Qualifications and experience in the following preferred but not required:

  • Medical office experience
  • Computer use
  • Experience with contact lens prescriptions
  • Knowledge of taking patient histories and medical terminology
  • Commitment to excellent patient care


Reply by e-mail with your resume to, or drop your resume off to Family Eyecare Center, 401 N. Eddy St. in Grand Island.


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Thank-You to all who attended the First Annual Eyewear and Sunwear Style Show!

We had a great turn-out of over 140 people at our first annual eyewear and sunwear style show.  We had style reps from Nike, Oakley, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Fendi.  The reps and visitors agree that the show was a huge success.  Several door prizes were given away including a Coach purse, Michel Kors purse, Nike Ipod running GPS, several pairs of glasses and sunglasses.  We plan to have the show again next year and will try to make it even bigger and better.  Thanks again for all those who attended, and for those who couldn’t make it, we are offering 34% off of complete pairs of eyewear for the month of April in honor of our 34th anniversary as an office.

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But I Don’t WANT to Wear Glasses!!

So, you’ve had your Annual Eye Exam at our Grand Island, Ne or St. Paul, Ne office and the verdict is in…… need glasses. This was definitely NOT in the plan, you think to yourself.  Don’t panic! Every day we treat patients who suddenly discover they need glasses, sometimes it’s a surprise and sometimes it’s not. If you need eye glasses, we want you to know that our glasses store in Grand Island, Ne.,  is second to none and we will have exactly what you are looking for.

We know not everyone is thrilled about having to wear eye glasses, that’s why we’ve invested in a beautiful, state-of-the-art optical called Spex Boutique. We care about your eye health and will do whatever necessary to insure that you will be fit with eye glasses that are comfortable and give you confidence. We’ve made this investment because we know that when you are happy with your eye glasses you will continue to wear them as prescribed and as your premiere family eye doctor in Grand Island, NE., that’s important to us.

When you enter the Spex boutique to choose eye glasses at our Grand Island, NE location, you are in for a treat. Our staff is well trained to work with you. We don’t try to rush you through just to get your out the door. Can’t make up your mind? No problem, we know which frames will match the shape of your face. We’ll make you look good, guaranteed! Our staff knows how to find the perfect eye glasses to match your needs and we carefully work with you one-on-one until you find exactly what you want.

Do you like designer clothes? You don’t have to settle for anything less than designer frames. The Spex Boutique carries many lines that you won’t find in any glasses store in the Grand Island, NE area including. Christian Dior, LaFont, OGI, Prodesign, Fendi, Fysh, Klik, Banana Republic, Dilem, Face a Face, and Cazal.  We also carry Takumi and have the largest selection of Silhouette eyewear in the area.  Silhouette eyewear provides a line of very funky, chic glasses that are rimless.

Listen, you don’t have to get nervous if you need glasses. Just let us work with you to find frames that fit your requirements, face shape and most of all your personality. That’s what we do, it’s what we’re trained for and most of all, we’re not happy until you are happy. So, it’s a win-win situation.

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Dr. Hudnall elected as V.P. of Nebraska Optometric Association

Chad Hudnall of Grand Island was elected vice president of the Nebraska Optometric Association at the association’s annual meeting.

The meeting, in conjunction with the group’s fall convention Oct. 15 through 17 in Kearney, was attended by approximately 300 optometrists, opticians and paraoptometric staff.

The Nebraska Optometric Association represents more than 220 doctors of optometry throughout the state.

Hudnall has practiced at Family Eyecare Center in Grand Island since 2005. He is a 1997 graduate of Northwest High School and a 2001 graduate of Doane College, where he received a bachelor of science in biology. He received his doctorate in optometry in 2005 from Indiana University.

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