Chad Hudnall

Past Chair

Dr Hudnall is a 1997 graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School and a 2001 graduate of Doane College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, was a two year Academic All-American in football and graduated with honors. In 2005, he graduated from Indiana University with a Doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Hudnall is a member of the Nebraska Optometric Association. He served as President of the NOA board in 2013 and was selected as the Political Action Key Person of the Year in 2011.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Northwest High School Education Foundation and is a member of the Grand Island Young Professionals. Chad serves on the executive committee of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce as past chair, and is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.  He serves as chair of the Grand Island Community Foundation board.  He was voted one of the “Top 35 under 35” in Grand Island in 2009. Dr. Hudnall has volunteered for the Heartland United Way and does speaking engagements on vision for various organizations including the diabetic education group at St. Francis Hospital and state School Nurse Association.

He specializes in the fitting of contact lenses of all types, including those patients with corneal disease that require specialty lenses, glaucoma and ocular disease management, and children’s vision.

Dr. Hudnall and his wife Kara attend Third City Christian Church, and are the proud parents of three beautiful kids, Jenna , Abby, Connor and the family dog Rizley. In his “spare time” Dr. Hudnall enjoys golfing, spending time on the family farm, reading, and of course Cornhusker Football.  Dr. Hudnall can be reached by email at