Dr. Preston Smith is one of the lead optometrists at Eyeconic Family Eyecare, and he values patient education. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, he grew up in a family-oriented community. Diagnosed with nearsightedness as a child, as he became very interested in visual and ocular health.
Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies at the Eastern Illinois University, and his Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. He received honors in clinical care while completing externships Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute. Dr. Smith developed a deeper passion for healthcare during optometry school when he realized optometry was more than prescribing glasses and contact lenses. Eyecare provided him an avenue to evaluate a person’s overall health. Dr. Smith resides in Georgia with his wife and daughter, and he enjoys sports, traveling and eating aa 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 (IAUPRSO). Dr. James graduated IAUPRSO 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.