Dr. Jazmin Blankman is a uniquely qualified and highly prized eye doctor, who cares deeply for her patients and her community.
Among her many licenses and degrees she holds a State of Ohio Optometry License, National Board of Optometry Therapeutic License, Doctor of Optometry, BSc in Biological Science, Completion of Pre-med sequence and Minors in Psychology, Math, Spanish and Chemistry. She graduated Cum Laude with Honors from Florida State University and made the Dean’s list there as well. She is a recipient of the American Cancer Society Fisher Fellowship Award and the Duffens Optical Award for published works.
Dr. Blankman has been in practice for 14 years, specializes in Emergency Care, Specialty Contact Lens Fittings and Family Eye Care, and is a past member of the A.O.A, A.O.S.A, I.O.A, Golden Key National Honor Society and Alpha Epsilon Delta. She is currently a member if the E.C.P. Network.
Born in Panama and raised in Miami, Florida, Dr. Blankman was a preemie and had poor eye sight growing up, and knew the importance of vision, leading her to be interested in eye health from an early age. She also had a passion for helping to care for others very early on and was fascinated by the medical field and science.
In her free time, Dr. Blankman referees Seniors Volley Ball at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, volunteers at North Dearborn Elementary School helping teachers and faculty, is the Captain of the Caring Ministry, is on the Media Team, the Heavenly Grounds Team, and is secretary at the Administrative Council for Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church. She is also prayer partner for Junior and Senior High Boys small group, volunteers at Young Voices of Indiana events, and at South Eastern Emmaus Conference events.
Dr. Blankman loves to go for long walks and lift weights, but volunteering her time for those God puts in her life is her passion, starting with her precious children. She has a beautiful daughter who is active on the East Central Swim team and loves to fill her life with song, dance and laughter. She also has an incredibly talented son who is in multiple choirs and can create the most amazing things on the computer and helps Dr. Blankman to view life from completely different perspectives. Together, they help her enjoy every moment of her life and she says it’s been great to grow with them.
Dr. Kevin Prezgay is a great optometrist with many years of successful practice under his belt.
Dr. Prezgay has a Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and also did a one year residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham. His specialties include Primary Care Optometry, Contact Lenses and Ocular Diseases such as dry eye and glaucoma.
Dr. Prezgay is also a member of the Ohio Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, and has been practicing optometry for 16 years.
Raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Pittsburgh, Dr. Prezgay was born with a condition in one of his eyes, requiring him to visit eye doctors all of his life, which gave him an understanding and an interest in the field of optometry.
In his free time, Dr. Prezgay enjoys working out, traveling with his wife, Dr. Barbara Houde, who is also an optometrist, biking and playing with his son, Julian.
If you’re looking for an eye doctor with unique skills and qualifications, Lora Ledford is your optometrist.
Beyond her BSc. In Physiological Optics and Doctor of Optometry from University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Ledford is also a certified fitter of Corneal Refractive Therapy Lenses through Paragon. She also specializes in Specialty contact lens fitting, Dry Eyes and Primary Eye Care.
Dr. Ledford has been in practice for 14 years and is a member of the American Optometric Association, Cornea and Contact Lens Section and the ECP Network, Board of Directors.
Dr. Ledford grew up on a farm in Alexandria, KY. Her father is one of the founders of Opticare Vision Centers, where she began working with him as a youngster and over time came to appreciate being able to interact with patients and help them see their best.
In her free time, Dr. Ledford enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children. She enjoys the outdoors, particularly gardening or getting out on the tractor on her farm. She also enjoys traveling with her family.
Dr. Ledford’s goal in practice, every day, is to serve and educate her patients. She wants them to receive the best care available from her compassionate and knowledgeable teams with the end result being that they can see to the best of their potential. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to care for her patients and to have such great teams around her.
When asked for her favorite patient story, Dr. Ledford relates:
“My favorite patient story was that of a little boy who came in for his first exam simply because his mom wanted him to have a check up done. He was a bright and healthy child with no complaints. Throughout his exam numerous little data points did not add up. The more I investigated and examined him the more certain I became that there was something very serious going on. After a quick referral for further testing the child was diagnosed with a tumor and quickly started on treatment. I still have the distinct pleasure of seeing this patient, who is now an adult, and he always brings a smile to my face.”