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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

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Dr. Jill Tamsett-Schmidt

Dr. Tamsett-Schmidt practices comprehensive eyecare for all ages. She enjoys co-managing ophthalmic surgery cases and is experienced in pre and post op refractive surgery care. She also specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease as well as the fitting of contact lenses and glasses.

Dr. Tamsett-Schmidt is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the North East Florida Optometric Society. Dr. Tamsett-Schmidt is a Florida native and a graduate of Florida State University. She received her Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry. In 1999, she and her husband relocated to Orange Park, Florida.

Dr. Tamsett is very active in the community. Having 1 son in high school and 1 in elementary school keeps her busy year round. In her free time, she is also involved in tennis as well as running events.

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Jennifer Henson, OD

Dr Henson grew up in Walhalla, SC located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is an alumna of College of Charleston where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr Henson then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree with honors. After graduation she relocated to Jacksonville and worked in a private ophthalmology practice. There she provided comprehensive eye care, contact lens evaluations, managed pre and post operative surgical cataract and oculoplastic patients, as well as, glaucoma, and eye infections. She has also practiced in Memphis, TN. Her family recently returned to Jacksonville after several military moves and she is excited to have joined Island Eyecare. Dr. Henson’s professional affiliations include: the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the North East Florida Optometric Society.

When not at work she enjoys going to Cub Scouts and karate with her son and attending various military events.