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  • EyeCare Specialties Welcomes New Doctor to Beatrice

    August 30th, 2016


    EyeCare Specialties welcomes Dr. Mikaela Betka to the clinic in Beatrice, NE.

    Dr. Mikaela Betka grew up in Diller, NE and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan with a Bachelor’s in BioPsychology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Notheastern State University.

    The roots of Dr. Betka’s desire to become an optometrist began in 4th grade when she was hit in the face during a basketball game. Her mother took her to the doctor to get her glassed fixed quickly, and they returned to the game. Unfortunately, one of the screws from her glasses actually went into her eye and caused additional complications. Young Mikaela became fascinated with the process of what was happening and knew immediately what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

    In high school, Mikaela started working at EyeCare Specialities in Beatrice as a clinic tech. During college, she added additional time in Lincoln with the Vision Therapy team. Mikaela loved being able to help the kids overcome their vision disorders. She is passionate about working with kids and giving them the tools they need to be successful.

    She is looking forward to being able to give back to her home community. “EyeCare Specialties has always felt like family to me. I’m just glad to be coming home.”

    Dr. Betka joins the team of now 13 optometrists at EyeCare Specialties. In addition to the Beatrice location, EyeCare Specialties has a new location in Fremont, NE as well as the four locations in Lincoln.


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