Dr. Preston Smith is one of the lead optometrists at Eyeconic Family Eyecare who values patient education and enlightenment of ocular health. Originally from Bloomington, IL he grew up in a family oriented community. It was there that he was first introduced to glasses and contact lenses, and garnered much interest in visual and ocular health.
Dr. Smith earned his Bachelors of Science in biological studies at the Eastern Illinois University and Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry, where he received honors in clinical care while on externship at Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute. Dr. Smith’s passion for healthcare elevated during optometry school due to optometry being more than making sure people can see. Yet optometry is about optimizing a person’s health by way of the eyes. Dr. Smith resides in Cobb County with his wife, Janis, where he enjoys sports, traveling and variety of cuisines. He is a member of the National Optometric Association.
Dr. Janis James is one of the lead optometrists at Eyeconic Family Eyecare. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, she completed her high school and undergraduate education right here in Georgia. As a college student, she became interested in optometry while working as an optometric technician and optician. After graduating from Georgia State University with her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, she moved abroad to Puerto Rico to complete her optometric education at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry (IAUPR). Dr. James graduated IAUPR with honors, and returned to Atlanta, Georgia to further her optometric education. Intrigued by ocular disease, Dr. James completed a residency in ocular disease and ocular and refractive surgery at Woolfson Eye Institute.
Dr. James is an active member of the National Optometric Association and is a board member of the National Optometric Foundation. She is passionate about educating her patients regarding their ocular health and ensuring they have the best options for their visual needs.