Jessica N. Lemons, O.D.


Education:

  • University of Houston College of Optometry
    Houston, TX
    Magna Cum Laude, 2010
  • Baylor University
    Waco, TX
    Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, 2006
  • Ballinger High School
    Ballinger, TX
    Valedictorian, 2002


Certification:

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology
    (certification received 10/14/2012; expires 2022)


Experience:

  • Braverman-Terry-Oei Eye Associates, San Antonio, TX
    June 2012-Present
    FDA study position for the PresVIEW Scleral Implant (PSI) for the treatment of presbyopia. Duties include pre and post-operative exams, recruitment of patients, and paperwork for the clinical trial.
    December 2012-Present Medically oriented position that includes performing pre and post-operative exams on cataract, pterygium, cornea, and glaucoma surgery patients. Conducting ocular health exams that treat various eye diseases including dry eye, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
  • UltraVision, San Antonio, TX
    February 2011-June 2012 Medically oriented position that included performing pre and post-operative exams on refractive, cataract, pterygium, and corneal surgery patients. Routine eye exams including standard contact lens fittings and treatment of anterior and posterior segment disease, glaucoma, and dry eye. Also, several challenging post-surgical RGP fits.
  • Eyetx Vision Center, San Antonio, TX
    August 2010-February 2011 Primary care optometric position which included performing routine and contact lens exams, treating anterior and posterior segment disease, glaucoma, dry eye, and co-managing post-op refractive surgery care. Helped offices transition to electronic medical records.
  • Space Center Eye Associates, Houston, TXSpring 2010 Clinical rotation which emphasized primary care to include management of dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, cataract post-ops, specialty contact lens fitting, and anterior and posterior segment disease. Increased proficiency with use of autorefractor, topographer, retinal camera, and optical coherence tomography.
  • University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX
    2006-Fall 2009 Clinical rotations included the Family Practice Service, Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Disease Service, Cornea and Contact Lens Service, Center for Sight Enhancement Low Vision Service, Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Service, and Optical Dispensary
  • Sharp Eye Consultants, San Antonio, TX
    Summer 2009 Patient diagnosis and management primarily included posterior segment disease with an emphasis on glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, and cataract post-operative care.
  • Teaching Assistant, Clinical Application I Lab, Houston, TX
    Fall 2009 A clinical lab that assisted first year students in preliminary testing, direct ophthalmoscopy, and the basics of biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy.

  • Professional Memberships:

    • Texas Optometric Association Member
    • American Optometric Association Member
    • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
    • Student Optometric Practice Management Association
    • Fourth year class representative at UHCO
    • Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority-Treasurer, Stompfest Team Captain


    Publications:

    • Apolipoprote in E epsilon4 offers protection against age-related macular degenration
      Friedman DA, Lukiw JW, Hill JM, Med Hypotheses;68(5):1047-1055.
    • Color Atlas of Ophthalmology: The Quick-Reference Manual for Diagnosis and Treatment. 2nd ed
      Agarwal and Jacob eds., Thieme publishing; Chpt 14 Ocular Pharmacology
    • Quantification of fluorescein-stained drusen associated with age-related macular degeneration
      Friedman D, Parker J, Kimble J, Delori F, McGwin G, Curcio C., Retina;32(1):19-24


    Languages:

    • English - native language
    • Spanish - speak, read, and write with basic competence


    Memberships:

    • American Academ of Ophthalmology
    • American Society of Retina Surgeons
    • Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology
    • American Medical Association
    • Alpha Omega Alpha


    Additional Skills and Training:

    • Proficient with various instruments: OCT, Humphrey Visual Field, Zeiss Fundus Camera, Optos, GDx, Optomap, iTrace, Visante, Automated Phoropter
    • Proficient with electronic medical records (OfficeMate/ExamWriter/IO)
    • Proficient with medical coding and billing


    Awards and Publications:

    • Letter of Recommendation for superior clinical skills, Summer 2008
    • Grand Rounds paper selected for publication in the Institute of Optometric Practice, Fall 2009
    • Alcon Laboratories Excellence Award for an outstanding case report, Spring 2010
    • Several articles published in San Antonio‚Äôs NSIDE Magazine, 2011