About Us

NOA LogoThe Nebraska Optometric Association is the only organization representing the interests of optometrists in Nebraska. For over 100 years, the NOA has been dedicated to protecting and advancing the profession of optometry. The NOA focuses on advocacy – to lawmakers, regulators, third party insurance payors, and consumers - and on enhancing the professional knowledge and skills of members and their staffs, and maximizing the business success of members’ practices. NOA is dedicated to enhancing the vision care and health of the public and providing better access to the best eye care for the public.

The Nebraska Optometric Association’s membership includes over 275 licensed doctors of optometry throughout the state. Nebraska optometrists are independent primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the vision system, the eye, and associated structures, as well as diagnose related systemic conditions.


  • to improve the quality, availability and accessibility of eye and vision care in Nebraska
  • to represent the optometric profession to government, third parties, and the public
  • to assist members in conducting their practices successfully in accordance with the highest standards of patient care and efficiency
  • to develop a sense of community among members, thereby creating commitment to the profession of optometry

The NOA encourages high ethical standards and continued post-graduate level professional education and research. The NOA utilizes its resources to promote and maintain high professional standards of eye care in Nebraska.

Association is the premier authority in the optometric profession representing more than 40,000 optometric professionals dedicated to advancing the science, stature, and business of optometry.  Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.

Founded in 1898, the AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry, paraoptometric assistants and technicians.

Together, the AOA and its affiliates work to provide the public with quality vision and eye care. Through offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and metropolitan Washington, D.C., the AOA:

  • Sets the professional standards, helping its members conduct patient care efficiently and effectively
  • Lobbies government and other organizations on behalf of the optometric profession
  • Provides research and education leadership.