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Our Optometrist: Dr. Barrett Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt is a native of Fremont and went to Linden elementary school. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1990 then attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1990-1994. He graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1998. Dr. Schmidt has been in practice for 17 years and specializes in Contact Lens, Eye Infections, Foreign Body Removal, Eye Allergy, and LASIK Co-Management. He is an IDOCs member and was named Best Optometrist & Optical in Fremont, 2016. When asked what made him specialize in his field, he says, “A great neighbor that...
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Please call our office at: 402-704-3020, if you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room or you would like to review our emergency page of tips, it’s up to you.

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EYE CARE SERVICES FOR YOU

Our eye care center in Fremont offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults.

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Eye Emergencies, Eye Exams & More

Our optometrist in Schmidt Family Eye Care provides eyewear prescriptions and offers corrective laser eye surgery co-management as well. You can get in touch with our eye doctor's office to set up an appointment at your convenience and learn more about some of our key services below.

 


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STYLES TO CHOSE FROM

Our optical offers the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors & materials.

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Quality Eyeglasses and Lenses in Fremont, Nebraska

Find the best fit of glasses for your specific needs and we can explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. They will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear.

New clients and all our current patients are welcome to visit our optical Schmidt Family Eye Care  with their current prescription - no appointment necessary.

 

 


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OUR INSURANCE PLANS

Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

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Eye Doctor Insurance in Fremont, NE

We accept most insurance plans.  If your vision insurance type is not shown below, it is possible that we will be able to provide out-of-network benefits for you.  For medical visits, we are also able to submit to major medical companies.  Please call us for any questions  you may have.

Here are just some of the plans that we accept:

Medical Plans We Accept

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care

Vision Plans We Accept

  • Davis Vision
  • Eye Med
  • Optum
  • VSP
  • Unum Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Eye Med
  • Optum
  • VSP
  • Unum Vision

We do accept other plans as well, so if you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.
If you have a specific insurance question, please do not hesitate to contact us at 402-727-0909.

Eyeglass Basics

Eyeglasses in Fremont, NE

Modern eyewear serves a dual purpose. In addition to being a vision-correcting medical device used to enhance your safety and quality of life, eyeglasses have become a major fashion accessory. Therefore, when it comes to selecting eyeglasses there are many important factors to consider.

The Frame

Frames are made from a large variety of materials ranging from acetates and hard plastics to metals and metal alloys. The quality of frame materials is very high nowadays with many cutting-edge manufacturers investing heavily in developing new innovations and materials to make stronger, more flexible, lighter and more beautiful frames.

In considering the optimal material for your eyeglass frame, your lifestyle plays a big role. Children and those with active lifestyles require durable and flexible frames that are resistant to breaks from hits and falls. Those who have skin allergies need to seek out frames made from hypoallergenic materials such as acetate, titanium or stainless steel. Other characteristics of frame materials to consider are the weight or flexibility of the material as well as the price. Many designers also use wood, bone or precious metals to adorn frames and add an extra .

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Hinges and nosepads also play an important role in durability and comfort of your frames. Children in particular can benefit from spring hinges and nosepads which can keep the frames from slipping off. Rimless or semi-rimless glasses are also an option for those that durability is not a primary concern.

Frame size is a very important factor in frame selection. Frames should fit well and not slip off the nose or be too tight and press against the temples or the sides of the nose.

More and more top fashion design brands are coming out with designer eyewear collections to suit every taste and style. Frames come in all colors, sizes and shapes so the choices are endless in finding a frame that suits your personal style and looks good with your face shape and coloring.

Lenses

Even though people spend much more time focusing on frame selection, as a medical device, the lenses of your eyeglasses are the most important part. It is therefore very important that you obtain your lenses (and therefore your glasses) from a reputable source. It is always best to buy eyeglasses through an eye doctor who is able to check that the lenses are made and fitted properly to ensure your best possible vision.

There are a number of variables to consider in selecting lenses.

If you have a high prescription which may require thicker lenses, you may want to ask for aspheric lenses which are thinner than normal lenses.

There are lenses that are made from materials that are more durable and shatter-resistant such as polycarbonate or trivex, which can be useful for children or sports eyewear.

Photochromic lenses can serve as eyeglasses and sunglasses as the lenses darken when exposed to the sunlight to block out the sunlight and UV rays.

Polarized lenses create greater eye comfort by reducing glare specifically from the water or snow and are great for sunglasses for those that spend time outdoors.

There are also a number of coating options that you can add onto lenses to enhance certain characteristics such as anti-reflective coatings, anti-scratch coatings or UV coatings to reduce exposure from the sun. Adding a coating may require special cleaning or treatment so ask your eye doctor or optician about special instructions.

Eyeglasses Over 40

Once you approach age 40 you are likely to begin to experience presbyopia which is the loss of the ability to focus on close objects. This happens as the eye begins to age and can easily be corrected with reading glasses. However, if you already have an eyeglass prescription for distance vision, you will need a solution that enables you to see your best both near and far.

There are a number of options available for presbyopes including bifocals, multifocals and progressive lenses with new technology improving the options all the time. You should speak to your eye doctor about the best solution for your individual needs.

Whether they are for a child’s first pair, a second pair of designer frames or a senior with a complicated prescription, you should always consult with your eye doctor for a new pair of glasses. Ultimately, your eyeglasses have a job and that it to help you to see your best to get the most out of every day.

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