EyeCare Specialties and the Center for Vision Development are proud to welcome Rachel Smith, OD, to our team of qualified optometrists. Dr. Smith will be conducting comprehensive eye exams at our Lincoln and Beatrice locations and will be joining the Vision Therapy Team helping patients with vision disorders that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts.
Originally from York, NE, Dr. Smith graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. She earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry in May of 2013. Following optometry school, Dr. Smith completed a residency in binocular vision and pediatrics at Heartland Eye Consultants in Omaha, NE.
Dr. Smith came to realize the benefits of vision therapy after being diagnosed with a binocular vision disorder. It was her experience as a patient through the Vision Therapy program at EyeCare Specialties that inspired her to become an optometrist. She is excited to help kids and adults improve reading comprehension and achieve success in school or in their careers.
Dr. Smith is married and enjoys running, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She is also active in community projects by volunteering her time to help with the Special Olympics and the Down Syndrome Association for Families.