top of page

About Nehs Family Vision Center

We are proud of our long tradition of providing quality vision and eye health care. Founded by Dr. Douglas Nehs of Waukesha in 1960, the practice continues in the family with his eldest son Steven Nehs and Dr. Jennifer Hillmann. At Nehs Family Vision Center, there is a strong sense of family and professionalism to our office, which insures you receive not only the best eye care but honest personal attention found nowhere else.

By using the latest in eye care technology, our optometrist and eye care specialists surpass the standards for eye health care. With our large eyeglass boutique and on-site lab, Nehs Family Vision Center is Waukesha’s premier source for beautiful, affordable Designer Frames, Eyewear, Sunglasses, Shooting Glasses, contact lenses and optical repairs. Our highly trained staff will answer all of your questions and make recommendations on lenses and frames that not only fit your lifestyle but meet all of your eyeglass requirements. Whether you want a new look or the latest in Contact Lens technology, we will ensure that your visit with us will be a personalized and pleasurable one.

Dr. Jennifer Hillmann

Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 2.39.59 PM.png

Dr. Jennifer Hillmann is originally from Fennimore, in southwestern Wisconsin. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a major in Pre-Optometry/Zoology. She was awarded a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 2005.

Steven Nehs

Steve Nehs is an American Board Certified Optician and a Fellow National Academy of Opticians. Steve was raised in Waukesha, WI and started his career in the optometric profession as an apprentice optician working with his father, Dr. Douglas Nehs, the founder of Nehs family Vision Center.  With more than 30 years experience in the optical industry, Steve managed a large optical laboratory that fabricated 100’s of pairs of glasses a day for doctor’s all over the Midwest, trained top opticians and techs in dispensing and headed seminars on the newest lens technologies and how to apply them for the largest lens manufacturer in the world. Steve uses his vast knowledge and skills to provide the highest level of care available to every patient he serves.

Steve is married with two adult children, seven grandchildren, and two amazing dogs. He volunteers his time with the Waukesha Lion’s Club and is the Chairman of the sight conservation committee. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, the shooting sports, and the never ending projects at home among other things.

bottom of page