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Mon - Wed: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Thurs: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Fri: 8:30am to 12:30pm

1414 W 12th Street
Hastings, NE 68901  (402) 462-9191

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Steven B. Nicholson OD, FCOVD

Dr. Nicholson brings special expertise to central Nebraska. After growing up in Geneva, Nebraska, Dr. Nicholson attended undergraduate school at the University of Nebraska and then traveled to the Southern California College of Optometry to study for his Doctorate. Following graduation, Dr. Nicholson was accepted into the Residency program at the State University of New York, where he stayed an additional year on the faculty. Dr. Nicholson also spent a number of years on faculty at the University of Missouri School of Optometry prior to joining Dr. Robert Sneller in Hastings, Nebraska.

Dr. Nicholson enjoys seeing patients of all ages and all types of eye health and vision concerns. He has a special interest in childrens vision, vision therapy, and functional vision problems. These problems require specialized testing and complex treatment. The personal rewards of this treatment are well worth it as futures are changed when a vision problem no longer interferes with a child's learning.

Andrea M. Eigenberg, OD 

Dr. Eigenberg is a native of Hastings and is excited to return to her home town to practice optometry.  After graduating from Hasings High School, she received a bachelors degree in Biopsychology from Nebraska Wesleyan. Dr. Eigenberg then graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago with special interest in contact lenses and eye disease. In addition to primary care training at the Illinois Eye Institute, she also studied at the Black Hills VA Health center as well as the Victorian College of Optometry, in Carlton, Australia.

Dr. Eigenberg  enjoys working with patients of all ages. Her interests range from helping preschool children develop the skills they will need in school to working with adults that have lost eyesight due to disease.  For patients with macular degeneration she performs special  Low Vision evaluations. Dr. Eigenberg also has special expertise in fitting complex contact lens patients, such as patients with high astigmatism, bifocal wearers, or keratoconus.

Nathan A. Bolen, OD

After graduating from Kearney High School, Dr. Bolen received his bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  He then graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.  Following graduation, Dr. Bolen completed a Primary Care Residency at the Memphis VA Medical Center and practiced for one year in Memphis before returning to Central Nebraska.  Dr. Bolen practiced for many years in Hastings before joining Drs. Nicholson and Eigenberg to form Advanced Eye Care in 2013.

Dr. Bolen currently practices full scope optometry, seeing patients of all ages with an emphasis in managing eye diseases.  From managing glaucoma and monitoring macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease to treating Dry Eye Syndrome, Dr. Bolen is accepting new patients and is ready to help you.

Erin C. Ridder, OD

Dr. Ridder grew up on a ranch near Callaway, Nebraska. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology from Chadron State College. She is a graduate of Northeastern State University College of Optometry with special interests in contact lenses and children’s vision. Dr. Ridder graduated with honors from Northeastern State University and was the recipient of the American Optometric Foundation Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. Following graduation, Dr. Ridder practiced in Holdrege and Alma prior to joining Advanced Eye Care.

Dr. Ridder enjoys seeing patients of all ages providing comprehensive eye examinations. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Nebraska Optometric Association, the AOA InfantSEE program and the NOA See to Learn program.

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