Dr. Stacey Jones is a therapeutic optometrist born and raised in northwest Kansas. She is a Registered Dietitian as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She is currently in private practice in Hays, Kansas. Her dedication and personal commitment to serving her patients provide for a thorough, comfortable and overall personal and precise experience each time.
After graduating with honors from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, Dr. Jones went on to obtain her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, Texas. She completed a rural family practice externship at York Eye Associates in Gainesville, Texas and an Ocular Disease rotation at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston, Texas. While at the University of Houston, her emphasis was in ocular disease management and pediatrics. Her motivation to become an optometrist began at an early age when she helped her younger brother with vision therapy after he was diagnosed with a vision related learning disability. Her background in nutrition and dietetics gives her a strong clinical background allowing her to excel in ocular disease management.
Dr. Jones prides herself in her ability to provide a high level of care to patients with a myriad of conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, emergency eye care, dry eye disease, and vision-related learning disabilities. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and has experience treating patients ages 6 months to beyond 100 years of age. After going on a service trip to Guatemala in 2017, Dr. Stacey became passionate about international optometry. Since then, she is committed to working with a team of professionals who provide eye exams, glasses, and surgery to people in underserved countries who desperately need their vision restored. Her experiences while practicing optometry abroad have expanded her clinical knowledge as she cares for her patients back home.
Dr. Stacey worked for Kendall Krug, OD in Hays, Kansas for over fifteen years before opening eyeSMILE Vision and Dental in January 2019 with her husband, Jarrod, who is a dentist. They have made Hays their home and always dreamed that they would one day practice together under the same roof. Together they enjoy spending time with their two daughters who are very active in their school and community. In her downtime, Dr. Stacey enjoys family vacations, cooking, gardening, and fitness activities.