Children. Eye Exams.

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Vision Specialists 156th & West Maple

3606 N. 156th St., Suites 105
Omaha, NE 68116

(402) 520-6990

Your child should not have to answer the same "which is better, 1 or 2" question over and over again? The world has changed and so has eye care. Vision Specialists uses the most advanced medical technology to reduce or eliminate the parts of the eye exam we all dread.

Vision Specialists 156th & Maple in Omaha is proud to provide simple, modern eye care for children of all ages. We’re proud to continually support our community and provide our patients with the best eye care in the Midwest!

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Start Early. Stay Healthy.
Start With Simple Steps


Before your child sees Dr. Kate Holthaus they experience 3 quick high definition scans for their prescription and ocular health. This allows their exam to be complete and efficient.

Glasses Prescription Scan:  Through high definition scans, your glasses prescription is more detailed than ever before with little to no "which is better, 1 or 2" questioning.

No Puff Eye Pressure:  No more scary puff of air directly into your eyes. With the iCare® Tonometer, we can determine your risk for glaucoma with no puff of air.

Retinal Scan:  With scanning laser technology, we scan and capture 82% of your retina in one image, eliminating the need for most patients to be dilated.

Catch Problems Sooner
Pediatric Eye Exam


At Vision Specialists, we believe that we provide the best eye exams in the world!  Through advanced technology, your child's eye exam can be more comprehensive and more efficient than ever before. The best part of any eye exam should be the end, when Dr. Kate Holthaus carefully educates you and clearly lays out next steps for your child.


At Vision Specialists 156th & West Maple, we take this one step further, with the Vision Experience Summary for each patient. Dr. Kate Holthaus is InfantSee® Certified.


Your Exam Summary - We want you to leave our office empowered with a complete understanding of your child's eyes.  Every patient at Vision Specialists leaves with a concise one-page summary of the doctor's findings and next steps.

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Choosing Your Child’s Glasses


One size does not fit all. We understand that each child is unique and pride ourselves with personalizing next steps for each child.  After their eye exam, the doctor will work with our vision care team to determine next steps for your child's glasses, contact lenses, and ocular health management.

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Always In-Network

Each Vision Specialists doctor at our 156th & West Maple location in Omaha is chosen from the top candidates from across the nation. Our doctor network has direct access to the most advanced eye care professional education system in the United States.


Additionally, our doctors come from a variety of specialties, and our network is designed for collaboration. This ensures that our patients receive the best eye care in Omaha and all of Nebraska for years to come.

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