Sylvia Jones, OD MS – Class of 2006 – Notable Alumna

Sylvia JonesDr. Sylvia L. Jones, a native of Toledo, Ohio, came to The Ohio State University by way of the Ohio State Young Scholars Program. This program provides support throughout high school and full scholarships to academically gifted minority students. In 2002 she graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Biology. During her undergraduate studies, she worked at The OSU College of Optometry under the direction Dr. Mark Bullimore and Dr. Karla Zadnik. After graduation Dr. Jones applied and was accepted to the College of Optometry to pursue her OD degree. While at the College she served as the President of the National Optometric Student Association chapter at Ohio State, participated in the National Eye Institute-funded T-35 research program, and was a part of the combined OD/MS program. Dr. Jones graduated in 2006 from The Ohio State University Optometry with a Master’s in Vision Science and a Doctorate of Optometry.

Dr. Jones has a passion for public health. While pursuing her Master’s degree, she worked with the Ohio Optometric Association to assist in the treatment of diabetic patients. She developed a tool that is now used nationwide by optometrists to efficiently communicate with other healthcare providers about the ocular health of diabetic patients. In 2009, she purchased Dr. Jackie Davis’s private practice and is now the owner and CEO of Divine Family Eyecare, Inc. Through her private practice she serves her community by providing comprehensive vision care. Dr. Jones is a member of the Ohio Optometric Association, the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Dr. Jones is happily married and has three beautiful daughters.