Welcome to Eyecare Associates
Your Optometrist in Columbus, NE

Call us at (402)-564-0545 today.

Welcome to Eyecare Associates in Columbus. Dr. Daniel Mickey and the Eyecare Associates team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Columbus office.

Our Mission is to preserve, protect and enhance each patient’s vision with the highest quality professional services, products and customer care available. Come and see the difference that quality eye care can deliver.

Our services include some of the most advanced eye care techniques available today. We offer the Cirrus OCT for examination for nerve and macular degeneration, ANNIDIS Retinal Imaging - Multispectral digital imaging of retnal and sub retinal layers and we even offer dilation free eye exams. We have products from the finest manufactures and a Money Back Guarantee on every product we sell.

Eyecare Associates is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Columbus area come to Eyecare Associates because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Mickey and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Eyecare Associates, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Eyecare Associates, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Mickey and the Eyecare Associates staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Columbus area. Our Columbus optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Columbus office at (402)-564-0545.

At Eyecare Associates, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (402)-564-0545.

Every Patient, Every Product, Every Time.

Dr. Daniel Mickey
Columbus Optometrist | Eyecare Associates
605 23rd Street
Columbus, NE 68601

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Daniel K. Mickey O.D.
    Dr. Mickey was born in Osceola, Nebraska. He was raised in and graduated from high school in Stromsburg, Nebraska. He received his B.S. from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University. Dr. Mickey is a member of both the Nebraska Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

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  • Dr.
    Kerry J. Krings O.D.
    Dr. Krings graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She spent two years working in neuro-oncology research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and was a published author in 1992. She then decided to continue her education and graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry in 1996 with her Doctorate.

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  • Dr.
    Ryan B. Stevens O.D.
    Dr. Stevens is a Columbus native who graduated from Columbus High School. HE received his B.A. in Biology from Mount Marty College and his Doctorate in Optometry from Indiana University. He is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Fraternity and the Nebraska Optometric Association.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Stevens is awesome! The staff is always pleasant and very helpful."
    Kim C.
  • "Such a fun friendly place! Dr. Mickey and the staff were great! Noah gives you guys a thumbs up!"
    Kimberly G.
  • "The quality of expertise here surpasses anywhere else I have ever been!"
    Kiara Z.

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