Chad Hudnall, OD

Chad Hudnall, OD


Dr. Chad Hudnall is a 1997 graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School and a 2001 graduate of 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. In 2005, he graduated from Indiana University with a Doctorate in Optometry.

Dr. Hudnall is a member of the Nebraska Optometric Association and served as the President of the NOA in 2013 and was selected as the Political Action Key Person of the Year in 2011. He was voted the Young Optometrist of the Year in Nebraska in 2014 and Optometrist of the Year for Nebraska in 2017.  

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest High School Education Foundation, is the Past-Chair of the Grand Island Community Foundation- having served as chair of the board in 2018, chairs the EyeAssure Board of Directors and is also a board member for Goodwill Industries. Dr. Hudnall served on the Board of Directors for the Grand Island area Chamber of Commerce, and was the Chair of the Board in 2014. He is also a graduate of the Hall County Leadership Tomorrow program.

He specializes in the fitting of contact lenses of all types, including those patients with corneal disease that require specialty contact lenses, glaucoma and ocular disease management, and children’s vision.

Dr. Hudnall and his wife Kara attend Third City Christian Church, and are the proud parents of three amazing kids, Jenna , Abby, and Connor and the family French bulldog Larry.  In his “spare time” Dr. Hudnall enjoys golfing, coaching his kids activities, reading, and of course Cornhusker Football. Dr. Hudnall can be reached by email at