Dr. Samantha Jahnke (Dr. J) graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2013. During her four years in school she was an active member in the American Optometric Student Association and a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa National Optometric Society. She completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science. She is an active member of the Optometric Nutrition Society, which has allowed her to combine her passions for both eye care and nutrition. This allows her to discuss the importance of a proper diet as it relates to ocular and systemic health. She has had continuing education training to recommend the best ocular supplements for the treatments of various eye conditions, such as dry eye disease.
She began her career as an optician before becoming an optometrist and has over 8 years of experience in eye care. Dr. Jahnke received her external training at various medical clinics and practices across the Midwest including the John-Kenyon American Eye Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, Fort Knox Army Base-Ireland Hospital, and Indianapolis Eye Care Center. It was at these clinics where she received extensive training in fitting contact lenses and diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Dr. Jahnke lives in Indianapolis with husband, Derek, and dog, Kiki. You can catch them walking their dog around Fountain Square and downtown Indy pretty much any time the weather is nice. In her free time, Dr. Jahnke likes to enjoy the local community by shopping at local stores, eating at the many nearby restaurants on Mass Ave and enjoying a cold brew next door at St. Joseph brewery.
Dr. Jahnke joined the Frechette Eye Center family in early 2017 and we are excited at the level of experience and professionalism she brings to our staff.