Mollie Hiatt, OD

Serving Greater Omaha, Nebraska- Leading Optometrist

Mollie Hiatt, OD is a native Nebraskan. She grew up in Grand Island and attended the University of Nebraska Omaha for her undergraduate education. Dr. Hiatt was excited to return to Omaha after graduating from Optometry school.

 

“I was excited to return to Omaha after graduating from Optometry school. I love exploring all things Omaha and engaging in the Omaha community!”

Why Did You Choose Eyecare?

From an early age, Dr. Hiatt has appreciated and valued the gift of sight. Like many, Dr. Hiatt grew up fairly nearsighted. She also grew up next to a sister with genetic eye condition. 

 

“After witnessing first hand my sister’s recovery from three surgeries, I had a deeper understanding of the importance of vision. Today, I am honored to provide eyecare and help construct a vision plan for each patient.”

 

“I’m very fortunate to have such a rewarding career and having so many opportunities to help people. Refractive surgery changes our patients’ lives for the better. I appreciate our patients and having the ability to provide quality care for them before and after going through such a life changing experience. Thank you for trusting me and the Kugler Vision team for your eyecare needs!”

Experience

Dr. Hiatt spark for Optometry was lit when she began working at an Optometry office during her undergraduate education. She became fascinated in how the eye operates and found herself wanting to learn more. Dr. Hiatt did just that at Indiana University where she attended Optometry school. She enjoyed her education and time in Bloomington where she graduated in 2014. During her time at IU she was fortunate enough to intern at a refractive clinic and two military bases. One of Dr. Hiatt’s favorite things to do is learn, she continues to furthering her education at various seminars.

Personal Life

When Dr. Hiatt is not working at Kugler Vision, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves a challenging card game, time on a lake, volleyball and exercising. To recharge from a long day, taking a quick nap, knitting or reading a good book does the trick.

“My dad taught me the value of persistence and hard work, and my mom instilled in me the importance of empathy and compassion.”

CURRICULUM VITAE
Mollie Hiatt, OD

CURRENT POSITION
Optometrist: Refractive Clinical Care, Teen, Adolescent and Sports Vision, Specialty Contact Lens
KuglerVision, KuglerVision, P.C., Omaha, Nebraska

EDUCATION
Doctor of Optometry, (OD)
Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO)
Bloomington, IN – May 2014

B.A. General Sciences magna cum laude
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE – May 2010

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
VisionWorks, Omaha, NE (11/2014 – 2016)
Precision Vision, Grand Island, NE (7/2014-2/2015)
Optometric Extern Rotations:
Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia SC (2-4/2014)
Atwater Eye Care Center, Bloomington IN (11/2013-1/2014)
Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Quantico VA (8-10/2013)
Lasik Pro, Orlando FL (5-7/2013)

EMPLOYMENT
VisionWorks, Omaha, NE (11/2014 – )
Precision Vision, Grand Island, NE (7/2014-2/2015)
IUSO Clinical Science Associate Instructor, Bloomington IN (8/2012-5/2013)
IUSO Optics Tutor, Bloomington IN (8/2011-5/2012)
Optician Precision Vision (5-8/2011)
Optician Invisions Eye Care, Omaha NE (1/2008-7/2010)

OFFICER POSITIONS
• Child Vision Collaborative Omaha, Building Healthy Futures- Omaha NE (2/2015-Current)
• Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors, Grand Island NE (8/2014- 3/2015)
• Academic Honor Committee, Bloomington IN (8/2012- 5/2013)
• IUSO VOSH  Treasurer, Bloomington IN (4/2012- 4/2013)
Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• American Optometric Association Member – Since 8/2010
• Nebraska Optometric Association Member – Since 7/2014
• NE VOSH Member – Since 7/2014
• UNO Young Alumni Academy, Omaha NE – Since 9/2014
• Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Bloomington IN (8/2012-5/2014)
• VOSH Volunteer Service Trip, Guanjuato, México  (3/2012 and 3/2013)