For Doctors Jessie and Ben Konynenbelt, it was love at first sight! Their paths first crossed during their time at Indiana University School of Optometry. When they weren’t studying, they found time volunteering for multiple student organizations including the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity. This allowed Ben to use his proficiency in Spanish during service trips to help the underserved in Mexico and Honduras. A fun fact is that Jessie and Ben were once within a few hundred feet of each other while Jessie was volunteering in Tegucigalpa, Honduras two years before they ever met!
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Dr. Jessie completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University in Biochemistry and was awarded “high distinction” for being the top of her class. After graduating with honors at Indiana University School of Optometry, Dr. Jessie completed a residency in ocular disease through the Southern College of Optometry. She received her fellowship through the American Academy of Optometry in 2020. Dr. Jessie has advanced training in urgent eye care, dry eye, glaucoma management, cataract evaluations, and early intervention of macular degeneration. Dr. Jessie is a member of both the Florida Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
Dr. Ben completed his undergraduate studies with high honors in Biology and Spanish at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating with high honors at Indiana University School of Optometry, Dr. Ben completed a residency in pediatric eye care and vision therapy at the Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Ben has advanced training in neuro-developmental optometry enabling him to see children of all ages and developmental capabilities as well as adults with vision issues secondary to traumatic or acquired brain injuries. Dr. Ben is an InfantSEE provider offering free evaluations of infants 6-12 months of age. Dr. Ben is also a certified fitter of many specialty contact lenses such as rigid gas permeable, hybrid, or scleral lenses. Dr. Ben has a passion for managing corneal diseases such as keratoconus and post-refractive ectasia. Dr. Ben is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Florida Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.