Dr. Jennifer L. Johnson
Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry
Dr. Jennifer L. Johnson is originally from the East Texas town of Nacogdoches. She attended kindergarten through college there where she was involved in swimming and playing the piano as well as the clarinet in the junior high and high school bands.
Dr. Johnson became interested in optometry at an early age due to her need for glasses at the age of 4. Becoming an optometrist became a goal she started in junior high and continued to pursue through college.
After graduating from Nacogdoches High School in 1992 she began her pre-professional studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. During this time she worked for an optometrist in Nacogdoches where she gained valuable skills as an optometric technician.
She was also a certified American Red Cross swim instructor and spent part of her summers teaching swimming lessons. After graduating from SFA in 1996, she was accepted into Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
While attending optometry school, Dr. Johnson was active in a student volunteer organization that enabled her to travel to Costa Rica along with several of her fellow students to provide eye care for the underserved people of that beautiful country.
She was also a member of an organization called Hands on Memphis in which she served as a volunteer for many community projects.
After graduating with honors from SCO in May of 2000, she moved to San Antonio, TX to be close to her future husband Michael.
Soon after moving to San Antonio, she joined an ophthalmology practice on the south side of town where she focused on diagnosing and treating glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and many other ocular diseases. She also managed patients pre- and post-operatively for LASIK, cataract and other laser procedures.
Dr. Johnson became very active in the Bexar County Optometric Society soon after moving to San Antonio. She served as its Vice President in 2003 and 2004 and has continued to be an active member. She is also a member of the Texas and American Optometric Associations as well as the prestigious American Academy of Optometry.
In 2004 she joined an ophthalmology practice in the medical center area of San Antonio where for 7 years she focused on ocular disease, specifically corneal disease, as well as pediatrics and primary eye care. She also spent a lot of that time fitting specialty contact lenses. In July of 2009, Dr. Johnson and her husband Michael, an internal medicine doctor in Fredericksburg, TX, moved to Fair Oaks Ranch with their two daughters, Cate and Grace and dog Panda.
In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys running and has completed one half marathon and one full marathon.