Dr. David Michaels received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1993 he founded Millard Family Eyecare as a private practice. Dr. Michaels specializes in prescribing custom contact lenses and co-management of refractive surgery. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Nebraska Optometric Association, and past recipient of the NOA's Young Optometrist of the Year Award. He has volunteered for several years with the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and is a member of the Vision USA Program. He and his wife, Angie, enjoy spending time with their children Nathan and Elizabeth. They are active in sports, scouting, and fishing.
Dr. Ellen Weiss earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her Optometry degree from the University of Missouri - St. Louis School of Optometry. She joined Millard Family Eyecare as a partner in 1995. Dr. Weiss has a special interest and expertise in the areas of pediatrics, special needs, and vision therapy. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, president of the Heart of America Contact Lens Society, president of Nebraska VOSH, past-President of the Nebraska Optometric Association, and past-President of the Millard Lions Club. She participates in VOSH mission trips yearly, traveling to under-developed countries and providing free eye exams and glasses for their communities. Dr. Weiss also served for seven years as the coordinator for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes, where Special Olympics athletes are provided an eye exam and glasses if needed. She and her husband, Carl, have three children.
Dr. Desinee Drakulich, a native of Omaha,is a graduate of Millard South High School. She received her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and continued her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Neuropharmacology. She earned her Optometric degree with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.. In 2007, she began practicing optometry at Millard Family Eyecare. Dr. Drakulich has special interests in disease treatment and specialty contact lens fitting. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Nebraska Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Drakulich is past-president of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry Lions Club, and is a current member of the Nebraska Optometric Association’s Board of Directors
When entering our office you will be welcomed by our reception staff. They will help you with any questions you may have regarding your visit, and schedule follow up appointments for continued care. Millard Family Eyecare is proud to accept a variety of vision insurance plans and our reception team is happy to discuss your insurance coverage with you.
Our doctors assistants will gather preliminary information using the latest available technology to get you ready for your exam. They can help with questions and concerns you may have about your ocular health to present to your doctor. If you are new to contact lenses we will help you with care and handling, as well as insertion and removal techniques.
We will help you find that perfect frame to suit your style! Our expert opticians have extensive training and experience in assisting patients with making the best choice in frames and lenses for any style. Our staff also offers expertise in pediatric care so your little ones will have the best eyewear imaginable.
“My sons first visit was today and he can’t wait to come back!”
“Excellent service all the time. Everyone in the building is top notch. Thank you for everything you do for us!”
“Did great with my daughter and I know working with 3year olds is hard!"
“Everyone was wonderful to work with. I will be a “lifer” from this moment forward!”
“Best eyecare in town! I’m constantly praising the quality of service and expertise provided”
“I referred my grandmother before the exam today. They are always fast and friendly here at MFE”
“I refer people every chance I get. You have all been so wonderful with my son Tyler. Thank you for all that you do!”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Weiss for 15+ years. Love her!”
“Everyone is always extremely friendly and kind. I feel I am among friends when I come here."
“Thank you for taking such good care of my children!”
Millard Family Eyecare 12660 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68137 Tel: (402) 896-3300