First Eye Associates is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!
Raymond M. Crossman, M.D.
Dr. Crossman received his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his Ophthalmology residency at UNMC.
Dr. Crossman is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and glaucoma surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and has two daughters.
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Stephanie J. Meyers, M.D.
Dr. Meyers earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her medical degree with Honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her internship and Ophthalmology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Meyers is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist, and she has a special interest in cataract and refractive surgery. She also serves on the clinical teaching faculty at UNMC, and has published numerous publications. Dr. Meyers has one daughter and one son.
Carol A. Drake, M.D.
Dr. Drake is a board certified ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience. She is a long time member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. She specializes in small incision cataract procedures.
Michael D. Griess, M.D.
Dr. Griess is a native Nebraskan. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at UNMC. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Following a career in academic medicine, he is excited to be back practicing in Nebraska. He has been an invited lecturer regionally and nationally and continues to be active with teaching residents and medical students in the region.
Janna Mixan, O.D.
Dr. Janna Mixan graduated from the University of Iowa College of Engineering before attending Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She accepts patients of all ages for primary eye care including pediatrics, contact lens fitting, diabetic eye exams, and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Janna has performed eye exams for volunteer programs such as OneSight Omaha, Project Homeless Connect, and Operation Stand Down. She is a member of the Nebraska Optometric Association and has contributed articles to publications for newly licensed optometrists. She and her husband Dr. Mark Mixan, who is also an optometrist, reside in Papillion with their cat, husky, and malamute puppy.
Mark Mixan, O.D.
Dr. Mark Mixan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He studied Biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and went on to Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Mixan provides comprehensive vision and medical eye care, including glaucoma management, treatment of ocular surface disease, and diabetic eye exams. In his free time, he enjoys board games, bicycling, and brewing beer. Dr. Mixan and his wife, a fellow optometrist at First Eye Associates, have their hands full with a cat and a recently rescued husky.
Our very own Ophthalmology Technician, Marlyn Munoz, recently volunteered her time for Omaha’s Project Homeless Connect. Homeless Connect offered many services to those in need: haircuts, housing assistance, immunizations, and dental exams. Marlyn spent much of her time that day helping to bring these people a clearer vision of their surroundings…and their future, we at First Eye Associates could not be more proud!
Our Ophthalmic Medical Team is an important part of our success at First Eye Associates. Each member of our team plays a vital role in the daily operations of our clinic. Each team member is Ophthalmic Scribe Certified. We have several who are Certified Ophthalmic Assistants or Certified Ophthalmic Technicians.