Optometric Center of Columbus, P.C.

3702 23rd Street
Columbus, NE 68601


Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thur 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Sat 8:00 am - 11:45 am
(August - April only)

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About Us

The Optometric Center of Columbus, P.C. was formed in 1979 by Dr. Charles Gray and the late Dr. Chuck Seeger.

Dr. Jay Trofholz joined the practice in 1980, and Dr. Kevin Hobbs joined the practice in 1987. Drs. Gray, Trofholz, and Hobbs practiced together until Dr. Gray's retirement in 2000.

Dr. Matthew Dinslage joined the practice in 2011, coinciding with Dr. Trofholz' retirement.

The Optometric Center is founded on the principal that you, the patient, are the most important person in the office. It is because of this principal that we are committed to providing you and your family with eye care of the highest standard.

Our Optometrists

Dr. Hobbs Dr. Dinslage

Dr. Kevin M. Hobbs

Dr. Matthew Dinslage

Dr. Hobbs was born and raised in Wilber, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University College of Optometry, Cum Laude, in 1986. Dr. Hobbs practiced in Hastings, Nebraska for one year before coming to Columbus. He and his wife, Michelle have two children. His hobbies include snow skiing, water skiing, basketball and fishing. Dr. Dinslage was born and raised in Seward, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2002 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry, Cum Laude, in 2006. Dr. Dinslage practiced in Hastings and Lincoln from 2006-2010 before coming to Columbus. He and his wife Krystal have one son. His hobbies include golfing and snow skiing.

Doctors Hobbs and Dinslage are licensed to practice optometry by the Nebraska Board of Optometry, certified in diagnostics, therapeutics and glaucoma treatment. Both are members of the Nebraska Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Optometric Services

The doctors and staff of the Optometric Center are dedicated to providing the best in eye health and vision care for you and your family. Doctors Hobbs and Dinslage provide a thorough examination of the eye and visual system on every patient with the latest equipment and most updated techniques.

The Optometric Center offers comprehensive eye care, including the following services:

  • Comprehensive Adult & Pediatric Eye Health Examinations
  • Contact Lenses - All Types
  • Designer Eyewear for All Budgets
  • LASIK & Cataract Pre & Post Surgical Care
  • Foreign Body & Red Eye Treatment
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Diagnosis & Management of Eye Diseases Including Glaucoma & Macular Degeneration
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Saturday and Evening Hours

We are providers for and participate with many major medical and vision care plans, including:

  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • VSP (Vision Service Plan)
  • EyeMed
  • Workers Comp
  • Medicaid
  • Coventry
  • Midlands Choice
  • VBA (Vision Benefits of America)
  • NVA (National Vision Administrators)
  • And Many More

Our Privacy Practice

To view our policy regarding what information is shared with other health organizations and authorities, click here.

Because of of many kind referrals from our existing patients, our practice continues to grow. We always welcome new patients and thank you for your confidence in recommending our practice to your friends or relatives for their eye care.

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