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Meet Jared M. Jaynes OD, FAAO 

Dr. Jared M. Jaynes is originally from Overland Park, KS, and received his undergraduate degree in Marketing and International Business, with a minor in Biology, from Kansas State University. Dr. Jaynes worked for a prominent healthcare corporation prior to attending optometry school. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree, with honors, from Southern California College of Optometry. He completed his externships in ocular disease at the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Santa Fe New Mexico Indian Health Service hospital (IHS), and Lawton Oklahoma IHS.

After graduation, Dr. Jaynes received his residency training in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the Southern California College of Optometry. During his residency, Dr. Jaynes focused on management of irregular corneas, anterior segment disease, ocular prosthetics, pediatric contact lenses, and specialty contact lens designs. His contact lens concentration included scleral gas permeable lenses for anterior segment pathology, such as, keratoconus, dry eye syndrome, exposure keratopathy, and post-surgical ectasias. He also received official training in additional specialty lens designs (corneal gas permeable lenses, specialty soft contact lenses, reform eyes for ocular disfigurement, and scleral shell prosthetic lenses).

Dr. Jaynes has been active in continuing education lectures to optometrists in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. His lecture topics included foundations of scleral lens fitting and complex cornea grand round cases. He has served as the National Liaison for the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section (AOA CLCS) and written publications for the AOA CLCS newsletter and Contact Lens Spectrum. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Kansas Optometric Association, and Scleral Lens Education Society.

Dr. Jaynes is married and has three sons. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors with his family, running, exercising, and cheering on the Royals.


Southern California College of Optometry, Cornea and Contact Lenses Resident
Southern California College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
Kansas State University College of Business, B.S. Marketing and International Business, Minor: Biology


  • American Academy of Optometry Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies   2012 Section Travel Fellowship
  • Vistakon, Inc. Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care: recognizes 2012 excellence in clinical contact lens patient care, and a commitment to serving the individual needs of patients
  • American Optometric Foundation (AOF) – Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship: given to 2011 candidates who exemplify the highest level of commitment to clinical excellence and the profession of optometry
  • Dr. Herbert McCracken Dixon Memorial Endowed Scholarship: given for academic 2009 excellence – 3rd highest GPA in class
  • Dr. Sokol Scholarship: recognizes service and dedication to a student who is active 2008 in the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA)
  • Pfizer Inc. First in Class Award
  • Pfizer Inc. Vice President’s Cabinet Award 2006
  • Pfizer Inc. Regional Performance Award
  • Gloria Freeland Staff Management Award (Kansas State University)
  • Kansas State University Foundation Scholar

Related Experiences

  • American Optometric Association (AOA) Cornea and Contact Lenses Section (AOA CLCS) National Liaison 2010-2011
  • Cornea and Contact Lenses Section (AOA CLCS) Local Liaison 2009-2010

Lectures & Workshops

  • Complete Keratoconus Management. Cavanaugh Eye Center Optometry Continuing Education. October 2014
  • Co-Management of Anterior Segment Disease. Southern California College of Optometry Optometry Continuing Education, April 2014
  • Refractive Co-Management of the Modern Day Patient. Southern California College of Optometry Optometry Continuing Education, April 2014
  • Foundations of Scleral Lens Management. Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) Optometry Continuing Education, April 2013
  • Cornea and Contact Lens Grand Rounds. SCCO Continuing Education, April 2013
  • Challenging Cornea and Contact Lens Patient Cases, GP Lens Specialty Practice – Today and Tomorrow. SCCO Continuing Education, December 2012
  • Scleral Gas Permeable Contact Lens Patient Grand Rounds, GP Lens Specialty Practice – Today and Tomorrow. SCCO Continuing Education, December 2012
  • Multifocal Workshop Instructor. Southern California College of Optometry, August 2012
  • Crazy Contacts, Adventures in Science Lecture. SCCO Community Education, September 2012

Publications & Posters

  • "Predicting scleral GP lens entrapped tear layer oxygen tensions", Contact Lens & Anterior Eye
  • “Surgical Correction of Astigmatism, Part 2”, Contact Lens Spectrum, December 2013 
  • “Surgical Correction of Astigmatism, Part 1”, Contact Lens Spectrum, June 2013
  • “Managing Scleral Lens Flexure”, Contact Lens Spectrum, December 2012
  • “Cosmetic Treatment of a Phthisical Eye with a Scleral Shell Prosthesis”, American Academy of Optometry Poster, October 2012
  • “Review of Oxygen Related Terms Associated With Contact Lenses”, AOA CLCS Newsletter, Jan 2011
  • “Options for Patients With EBMD”, AOA CLCS Newsletter, Oct 2010
  • “Who is Prescribing Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses? Demographics Show – You Are!”, AOA CLCS Newsletter, Aug 2010
  • “Don’t Let Your Knowledge Dry Up: Common Systemic Medications Causing Secondary Dry Eye”, AOA CLCS Newsletter, June 2010
  • “Staying on Top: Are Today’s Students Receiving Proper Education in Medical Contact Lenses?”, AOA CLCS Newsletter, May 2010
  • “It’s Not Child’s Play: Contact Lens Insertion and Removal Tips in Pediatric Patients”, AOA CLCS Newsletter, April 2010

Licenses & Certifications

  • 2013 to Present: Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
  • 2013 to Present: Kansas State Optometry License
  • 2012 to Present: California State Optometry License, registration class: TLG
  • 2012 to Present: Paragon CRT (orthokeratology) Certification
  • 2008 to Present: CPR Certification, Adult and Infant
  • 2005: Certified Medical Representative Certification – Urinary & Respiratory System
  • 2004: Certified Medical Representative Certification – Cardiovascular System

Memberships & Volunteer Work 

Kansas Optometric Association Member (KOA)
Scleral Lens Education Society Member
Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society (BSK)
International Optometric Honor Society
Omega Phi Epsilon Treasurer, Southern California College of Optometry
Community Vision Screening Volunteer
  • Maria Shriver Health Fair, Los Angeles CA; 2010, 2011
  • Hispanic Community Health Screening, Santa Ana CA; 2008, 2009
  • Center for the Partially Sighted, Culver City CA; 2011
  • Braille Institute of Anaheim, Anaheim CA; 2011, 2012
American Optometric Association (AOA)
American Optometric Student Association (AOSA)
American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
Private Practice Club
Spanish Optometric Association
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Johnson County Community College
Student Senator, Kansas State University College of Arts/Sciences

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Cavanaugh Eye Center

Phone: (913) 897-9200

6200 W 135th St
Ste 300

Overland Park, KS 66223


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