Dr. Jenkins earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Houston – Central Campus and her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO). She received her externship training at Texan Eye Care in Austin. During her training, she worked closely with several ophthalmologists specializing in anterior segment, LASIK and other refractive surgeries, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal-vitreal disease, and oculoplasty. She received training at Plano Eye Associates, a private optometric practice in Plano where she provided comprehensive eye exams to all age groups and gained considerable knowledge in contact lenses, the management of ocular diseases and surgical and refractive procedures. Upon the completion of her academic and clinical training, she was awarded a Clinical Letter of Excellence from the UHCO faculty.
Dr. Jenkins has over 26 years of experience in the Optometric industry, working as an optician as well as practicing as a therapeutic optometrist and as an optometric glaucoma specialist. She specializes in geriatric and pediatric vision, computer vision syndrome (CVS) as well as challenging contact lens fittings for soft and rigid gas permeable bifocal contact lenses, keratoconus and post refractive surgery. Her strengths include the management of pre- and post-operative refractive surgeries and the diagnosis, treatment, and management of dry eyes syndrome, glaucoma, and other ocular diseases.
She is an annual supporter for the Research to Prevent Blindness and the Lions Club International, which are non-profit voluntary organizations. She is also part of the See to Succeed Program (STS), providing free eye care for Houston’s underserved school children. Her passion is to serve on vision mission trips to help empower and restore vision to many underprivileged areas of the world.
In her spare time, Dr. Jenkins enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants, traveling, racing marathons and triathlons, Crossfit, meditations, yoga, and many other sports and outdoor activities with her two daughters: Olivia and Evelyn along with her pup Skouty.
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