Dr. Shari Jurgensen joined her father at Dr. Jurgensen & Associates after earning her Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. She had been an optometric assistant and optician for her father since she was 15 years old. Dr. Shari took over the practice in 2000.
After completing her undergraduate work at the University of Iowa, Dr. Shari went on to Illinois College of Optometry. As a student, she was president of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) for 2 years and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and Gold Key Honor Society. Dr. Shari completed her externship at Wesley Jessen contact lens company (now Ciba Corporation) specializing in contact lenses and also was the recipient of the SunSoft Award for Achievement in Contact Lenses.Dr. Shari currently serves as a Board Member at TLC Laser Eye Centers. She is board certified in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and has completed numerous post-graduate courses in laser vision correction, corneal reshaping therapy, and therapeutic management of eye disease. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the Orthokeratology Academy of America, the Illinois Optometric Association, and the West Suburban Optometric Association. Dr. Shari specializes in pediatrics, corneal reshaping therapy, bifocal/specialty contact lens fitting, and pre/post-operative surgical care. She welcomes all new patients.