Welcome to Athens Eye Associates, an ophthalmology and optometry practice, where we are dedicated to providing high quality service, standards of excellence and expertise to care for your vision needs. Athens Eye doctors and office personnel are here to help you by offering a variety of eye care services including routine eye examinations, ocular disease management, laser therapy, and other surgical procedures in our office to help you reach your optimal vision. We also have a low vision rehabilitation/training suite and an optical lab for your convenience.
Our mission is to care for patients not only within the scope of ophthalmology but extending beyond. We aim to accomplish this goal exemplifying our core values of compassion, integrity, and respect.
Athens Eye Associates- putting patients first!
Michael S. Jacobs, M.D.
Michael S. Jacobs, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology as well as cataract and implant surgery.
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Michael Jacobs was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1970-80s, learning to love the Atlanta Braves, Mellow Mushroom, and classic rock & roll. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Emory University School of Medicine, followed by an internship in general surgery and residency in ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Storm Eye Institute.
While completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, Dr. Jacobs was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude with highest honors. Dr. Jacobs is now a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology practicing in the Athens area with affiliations at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and the Surgery Center of Athens, where he served as Medical Director from 2016 to 2019. Outside of work, Michael cherishes being a father and husband, attending outdoor music festivals, field goal kicking, and taking road trips in his camper van along with his dog Charlie.
Jessica P. Kenney, O.D.
Dr. Kenney received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated Cum Laude. She is originally from Florida and completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Florida with a Bachelors in Microbiology and Cell Science.
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Dr. Kenney completed her clinical training at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Cedar Crest Vision Care in Allentown, Pennsylvania with a concentration in primary care. She then went on to complete a one year residency at Omni Eye Services of Atlanta with an emphasis on ocular disease where she worked with cornea, cataract, retina, and glaucoma specialists. In her free time, Dr. Kenney enjoys traveling with her husband, going to boxing classes, hiking, and of course watching college football.
Shop for eyewear and contact lenses while you are here to receive seamless, expert care in one appointment. For a personal touch, our licensed, certified opticians offer one-on-one service from beginning to end.