About Jackson Eye Care
Jackson Eye Care provides exceptional service at affordable prices by serving our patients with accurate diagnoses, the latest technology, and efficient care by all team members.
Jackson Eye Care’s vision is to serve our community as an eye care resource for honest and accurate diagnosis of optometric services. We use the latest advanced instrumentation for earliest detection of ocular medical conditions. We aim to be our community’s trusted eye care provider for life!
Dr. Mark D. Jackson is the first in Northern Colorado to be a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
At Jackson Eye Care, we accept patients of all ages. Rest assured, you will leave our office “Seeing Like The Pros.”
What is a Doctor of Optometry?
Doctors of optometry are independent, primary health care providers who: examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Doctors of Optometry also prescribe topical and oral medications to treat these conditions.
Also called Optometrists, Doctors of Optometry examine the internal and external structure of the eyes to diagnose:
- eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts and retinal disorders
- systemic diseases like hypertension and diabetes
- vision conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia
What Else Do Optometrists Do?
Optometrists also do testing to determine the patient’s ability to focus and coordinate the eyes, and to judge depth and see colors accurately. They prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, low vision aids, vision therapy and medicines to treat eye diseases.
As primary eye care providers, optometrists are an integral part of the health care team and an entry point into the health care system. They are skilled in the co-management of surgical and non-surgical care that affects the eye health and vision of their patients and an excellent source of referral to other health care professionals.
Just as your dentist completes four years of undergraduate school and four years of dentistry school, an optometrist completes four years of undergraduate school and four years of optometry school, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete a residency emphasizing ocular disease, vision therapy, specialty contact lenses, pediatric vision, or low vision.