John Goertz, OD

Omaha, NE

Dr. Goertz is a board-certified optometrist with more than two decades of experience and who loves building relationships with his patients and his fellow optometrists in the Omaha community. Read More


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Meet Dr. Goertz

Dr. Goertz specializes in the pre- and post-operative management of refractive and cataract surgery patients and corneal disease and glaucoma cases. He also brings extensive refractive co-management experience to Vance Thompson Vision in Omaha.

Dr. Goertz began his optometry career shortly after the excimer laser was approved by the FDA in 1995, and he has been a respected member of the optometric community in Omaha for more than 20 years. Because his career started at the same time as laser surgery, his skill and expertise has grown right along with the industry. To date, he has cared for more than 60,000 LASIK patients.

Dr. Goertz is a member of several optometry organizations and enjoys lecturing on refractive and cataract surgery.


  • Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Baltimore/Fort Howard Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Residency

Personal & Hobbies

John enjoys home improvement projects with his wife Kelly, playing golf with their three children, spending time with his dog Milo, and vacationing with his family at their favorite Caribbean beach destinations.

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Goertz upholds the importance of research at Vance Thompson Vision by participating in numerous clinical trials.

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John Goertz, OD Reviews

January 9, 2024

Dr. Goertz and the entire staff at Vance Thompson were amazing! They are very professional and friendly and my surgery was an absolute success.

October 10, 2023

Dr Goertz is efficient, knowledgeable, and skilled. He is kind and personable. Dr Goertz never seemed to be rushed. He is a good listener. He explained all of my options and answered all of my questions. I am very pleased with my results. Highly recommend Vance Thompson Vision.

November 3, 2022

Wow! I love Vance Thompson Vision and am so grateful that my optometrist recommended Dr. Brandon Baartman at the Omaha office! I just had cataract surgery and after only a day following the second eye surgery, my long distance vision is 20/20 again without the increasing haze, blurriness, color blindness and night glare etc. Dr. Goertz provided the optometric recommendation for cataract surgery and he was also top notch! The entire staff was caring and accommodating at all times. What a blessing to be served by such trustworthy professionals. Thank you, Doctors and staff. I’ll be recommending you to all my friends in eye care need.

October 10, 2022

I had a consultation for a chalazion that was on my eyelid for 6 months and they were able to get me in in a timely manner and scheduled me for the procedure that same day! Both Dr. Goertz and Dr Baartman were phenomenal! Everyone in the office were super nice, I would highly recommend them!

November 9, 2021

My entire experience has been wonderful! From Jodi at the front desk who always greets you with a smile to Sarah H and Dr Goertz who I have seen each visit , to those in the surgery center… Everyone has been friendly, helpful and their enthusiasm is contagious. You have celebrated my victories and have cheered me on. I’d recommend your clinic without hesitation. I’m thankful for the personal care.

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