Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make For Your Eyes Only the leading provider of vision care products and services in Omaha.
Dr. Cherie S. Lodl
Dr. Cherie S. Lodl grew up in Fremont, Nebraska. She has practiced in Omaha since 1993, returning to Nebraska after earning her Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. She provides primary eye care services within the scope of therapeutically licensed optometrists in Nebraska. In addition to her membership in the American Optometric Association, Nebraska Optometric Association and Eastern Nebraska Optometric Society, Dr. Lodl is also a Lion’s Club volunteer provider and participates in the See to Learn Program. Dr. Lodl enjoys spending time with her granddaughter. Occasionally she has time to attend a movie, concert, or sporting event.
Dr. Karen A. Culbertson
Dr. Karen A. Culbertson grew up in Blair, Nebraska. She has practiced in Omaha since 1980, returning to Nebraska after earning her Bachelor of Science from Pacific University and her Doctor of Optometry from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. She provides primary eye care services within the scope of therapeutically licensed optometrists in Nebraska, with her emphasis on fitting contact lenses. She loves the challenge of working with “hard-to-fit” patients! Dr. Culbertson is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association Section on Contact Lenses, the Nebraska Optometric Association, the Eastern Nebraska Optometric Society and participates in the See to Learn Program. Dr. Culbertson enjoys spending her time out of the office with her family – husband, Mark, and daughters, Gloria and Grace.
RaeDee, paraoptometric and office manager, has more than 20 years of experience in the optometric field. She has worked with Dr. Lodl since 1995, and is very efficiently handling the difficulties of coordinating schedules of both staff and patients. She keeps our office running smoothly and patient waiting time to a minimum. She is equally skilled at pre-testing patients prior to them seeing Dr. Lodl for their examination. While vision claims and health claims for eyes are very confusing for many of our patients, RaeDee is also well versed in helping patients determine their insurance benefits. Call her with questions about your specific plan. In her free time, RaeDee enjoys spending time with her husband Donny, and her three boys Ryan, Eric, and Dillon.
Dawn, paraoptometric and insurance claim manager, brings a lifetime of organizational skills with her. She tracks down overdue insurance claims, and gets denied claims reviewed and reprocessed for our patients. She isn’t satisfied until a claim is resolved. Dawn’s attention to detail is a perfect match for entering inventory and maintaining the office equipment. In her free time, Dawn enjoys traveling, cooking and reading.
Cat joined the team in June of 2012 as an optometric technician. She has five years of experience in the optical field, having worked not only as an optometric technician but also as an optician and optical lab technician. She is currently a student at Metropolitan Community College and is majoring in business management. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys spending time with her son, Atticus, playing sand volleyball, reading, baking, and attending concerts.
Maggie joined the team in November of 2012 as an experienced optician. She enjoys helping patients select frames and lenses they will love, with the precision optics they need. Maggie’s experience includes fitting glasses for people from ages six months to 90+ years. Having grown up in Chadron, NE and graduating from the University of Nebraska, she connects with people from all walks of life. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys photography, sports, and most of all, spending time with her family.