Scott A. Jens, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Message from Dr. Scott Jens
Dear Isthmus Eye Care Patients,
Today is the first day of a new tomorrow. I write to you today to announce that as of December 15, 2015, I will be retiring from the practice of eye care. While continuing as an advisory role to the tremendous partners of Isthmus Eye Care, I am entirely transitioning the care of patients to them.
Some of you have known me since my first days in practice on the East side of Madison in 1991, and others have come to know me just in the last year. I have cared for some of you and your children, and some of you since you were children. Across the board, I have been privileged to become a trusted advocate for your sight and eye health.
In the last few years, I've been in the clinic a few Mondays each month and many of you have sensed more change coming, but this truly is a new decision. Some of you have already successfully converted your commitment from me to the Isthmus Eye Care partners. I now strongly encourage and recommend for everyone to join me in transitioning our eye care to Dr. Tim Wilson, Dr. Callie Maursetter, and Dr. Colin Connors, along with former partner Dr. Vic Connors on a reduced schedule, as they continue the superior tradition at Isthmus Eye Care. While my outside endeavor to create software for eye doctors has taken more of my time, many of you will know that this decision is a reflection of my primary commitment in life to my family. This decision will allow me to focus more of my time to them, a wish that my Mom had for me before she passed away in 2012. This decision honors her request for me to simplify my life.
The decorated American writer, Maya Angelou, once wrote, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." I am honored by how you have made me feel in my interactions with you. Thank you, sincerely, for putting your trust and confidence in me for nearly twenty-five years. I hope to cross paths with you in the community in the coming years. Peace and prosperity to each and every one of you.
Warm personal thanks,
Meet Dr. Scott Jens
Dr. Scott A. Jens grew up in the eastern Wisconsin community of Kiel and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Jens received his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree in 1991 and since then has practiced family-oriented optometry in Dane County.
He achieved the status of Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), and has been an active member and volunteer in the Wisconsin Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. His service has included time on the WOA Board of Directors including serving as President in 1997, as well as the AOA InfantSEE® Committee which he chaired from 2003 to 2009.
Dr. Jens is proud of the recognition given to him by his peers; he is the only doctor in Wisconsin to have been awarded both the Young Optometrist of the Year Award (1996) and Optometrist of the Year Award (2000). In 2002 he received the WOA’s highest volunteer recognition, the Dr. Curtis F. Kenitz Optometric Service Award, for his efforts to establish a fully benevolent eye care clinic in the inner city of Milwaukee. He received the WOA Presidential Special Service Award in 2005 and an AOA House of Delegates Presidential Resolution in 2006 for his role in the development and national launch of the AOA InfantSEE® public health program.
Since 2005, Dr. Jens has been involved in developing a cloud-based electronic health record software system for eye doctors. This unique software service, called RevolutionEHR, allows eye doctors and their staff to have secure access to patient data from any computer on the internet, and increases the accuracy of patient care by providing constant opportunities to evaluate patient records. RevolutionEHR is now installed in eye doctor practices in almost 50 states with over one thousand optometrists and their staff using it every day to document every patient care experience.
Dr. Jens has been very active in the Middleton community. He was long-standing secretary for the Sunset Ridge Elementary School PTA, and served on the school district's enrollment management committee in 2002. He has been an active youth sports coach for local teams in softball, ice hockey, baseball, flag football and soccer.
Ultimately, Scott’s life is centered around his family. Cheryl, his wife, has a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, and now enjoys caring for their three children, Blake, Shay and Bryn. Their regular family trips to Walt Disney World are a testament to their belief in the Disney principle of “dream, believe, dare, do.” Recreational activities include running, golf, swimming and any of the sports that his children enjoy. Scott also loves to use the newest computer technology.