Like any endeavor worth pursuing in life, it takes careful preparation to become an optometrist.
Students are at the heart of our mission.
Get involved in our thriving alumni community.
SCO is one of the nation's leading optometry schools.
Take time to recognize these significant achievements.
Enter a search request and press enter. Press Esc or the X to close.
Matt Willis, OD ’11, of Omaha, was named the Nebraska Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year during the association’s virtual annual convention. This honor is given to an association member who has been licensed 10 years or less and has contributed time and talent in the most outstanding manner for the betterment of the visual health and welfare of the public, and to the profession.
Dr. Willis currently serves as vice-president of the association and has served on its board of directors since 2016. He is a graduate of the NOA Leadership Institute, serves on the association’s education and legislative committees, and helps coordinate optometrists’ involvement in advocacy and political affairs.
Dr. Willis practices at Midwest Eye Care in Omaha. He graduated magna cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 2011 and served on the board of the American Optometric Student Association for three years while in optometry school. Since entering optometric practice in Nebraska, he has been a volunteer for multiple programs providing free vision care in the Omaha area, has spoken to pre-optometry clubs, and is an active member at St. Columbkille Church in Papillion.