Dr. Jacob Wittman
- Ocular Disease
- Dry Eye
Family Details: Engaged to be married; has a Great Dane named Bruce
Hobbies and Interests: watching sports (Packers, Brewers, and the Badgers), traveling, trying new foods
Why did you choose optometry as your profession?
I have been wearing glasses and contacts my whole life. I remember the life changing moment I put glasses on for the first time and saw what “clear” actually is. I love that every day I have a role in helping people share and maintain that same feeling I had many years ago.
What do you want your patients to know about your approach to care?
An eye exam is so much more than prescribing glasses and contacts. While prescribing these devices is very important, evaluating the health of the eye and a patient’s binocular vision skills are just as important. Yearly comprehensive eye exams allow us to be a part of the healthcare team to monitor systemic diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure and many others, as well as monitoring for vision-threatening conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Illinois College of Optometry