Doctor Spotlight: Dan Novak, OD


Even as a boy, Dan Novak always knew he wanted to be in the medical field. There was something about the combination of equipment and helping people that made him excited about the opportunity. He got his first pair of glasses when he was about 10 years old and discovered how much better life was with clearer vision.

He can’t wait to come to work each day so that he can engage with his patients. Of course, he loves helping them take care of their eyes and helping them see clearly, but he actually enjoys getting to know everyone. He also gets a kick out of the rest of the ECS team.


He is a member of the St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus in Lincoln and works with the many charities they support. He also spends time with his wife and young family, reading to his children and taking them to the park.

Dr. Novak wants patients to know how important it is to get regular exams and protect your eyes from the sun or when playing sports or working around potentially dangerous equipment. “You only get one set,” he says. “Treat them as such.”