Scott A. Jens, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Message from Dr. Scott Jens
It is with a great deal of appreciation for your support that I announce a change in my professional career to my practice becoming part-time. This decision has not been made lightly as I took into consideration all of the variables including the satisfaction of the patients that have been so gracious to me throughout my twenty-plus years in practice.
Isthmus Eye Care is evolving, just as my practice did when I took over from Dr. Langer and then Dr. Bergenske. We have personable and incredibly competent new managing partners, and the process of providing them the reins of the practice is happening. I have already heard from a number of patients that they actually enjoy receiving care from the new doctors as much, or moreso, than from me!
In 2012, I lost my Mom after a four and a half year battle with ovarian cancer. As she came to the end of her life she encouraged me to take good care of my family, and myself, and to that end I have been reprioritizing my life. While my practice has been my life, I am committed to helping the profession of optometry more widely and will be spending a great deal of my time in that manner.
I will make every effort to continue to see those who have been so committed to me, but invariably there will be instances when we will not be able to see each other at your future visits. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Colin Connors, Dr. Callie Maursetter and Dr. Tim Wilson as I look forward to you being impressed with the future of Isthmus Eye Care.
Thank you for your support, both in the past and in the future.
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.