Welcome to Prairie EyeCare Center
Your Optometrist in Broken Bow, NE

Call us at (308)-872-2291 today.

Welcome to Prairie EyeCare Center in Broken Bow. Dr. Jeffrey Sanger, Dr. Melinda Kennel, and the Prairie EyeCare Center team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Broken Bow office.

Prairie EyeCare Center is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Broken Bow area come to Prairie EyeCare Center because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Sanger, Dr. Melinda Kennel, and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Prairie EyeCare Center, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Prairie EyeCare Center, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Sanger and the Prairie EyeCare Center staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Broken Bow area. Our Broken Bow optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Broken Bow office at (308)-872-2291.

At Prairie EyeCare Center, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (308)-872-2291 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Jeffrey Sanger
Dr. Melinda Kennel
Broken Bow Optometrist | Prairie EyeCare Center | (308)-872-2291
408 S 8TH AVE
Broken Bow, NE 68822

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Hours of Operation

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Broken Bow Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment

Sunday:

Closed

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Jeff Sanger
    Dr. Jeffrey Sanger was born and raised in Bassett, Nebraska. After graduating from high school in 1983, he attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln until 1987.

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  • Dr. Melinda Kennel
    Dr. Melinda K (Wells) Kennel was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska. After graduating from high school in 1994, she attended Hastings College majored in Music and Pre-Optometry and then transferred to Wayne State College to focus her studies on Pre-Optometry.

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Thanks to Kristi, Tia, Kay, Tonya, Kerry, and Dr. Jeff Sanger for the
    professional but personal service I received during my recent visits. Having
    been in "retail" for over 30 years, I know what it's like (Thanks Kerry for your patience.)"
    Rick Maas
  • "The customer service at Prairie Eyecare is unbeatable. I am most impressed with the promptness in which the Doctor sees me. When I walk in the door I am greeted by the receptionist and almost immediately taken back to begin my exam. If they are running behind due to a walk in emergency, they call me. My time is valuable so not having to wait for long periods of time is important to me and my family."
    Happy Customer