THE EYE BANK OPENED MY EYES
Kenneth P. Toler, Jr., M.D., knew from his very first day in medical school exactly what he wanted to do for a career, and he hasn’t looked back since.
“When I started out at medical school, I had a job at the eye bank harvesting eyes,” Toler recounts. “I would deliver corneas to different ophthalmologists, and they would be gracious enough to let me watch them do surgery. I was so fortunate to watch countless surgeries that first year and I thought that was just the absolute, coolest thing in the world. So, from day one in med school, that's what I wanted to do.”
His interest pays dividends to his patients. “First and foremost, I enjoy seeing patients in the office and then treating their different diseases. I love doing surgery because performing surgery makes my patients better and allows them to see things that they couldn't see before. Performing cataract surgeries or Lasik surgeries brings joy back to my patients and I enjoy that."
“It's the energy and commitment to patients that makes Jackson Eye Associates stand out. We are different from other eye clinics because we do have so many specialists and we can treat so many different things. It's convenient to the patients whenever they come to see us because with such a large and closely connected group, we always have someone that can take care of the patient's needs. It’s also just a lot of fun to work with so many awesome and smart people that are all committed to providing the very best care to our patients.” Toler expresses.
When he’s not at the clinic, he still has an equal zeal for life and loves to travel with his wife. “We've been married for about six years now, but I still feel like we're still on our honeymoon. We have a lot of fun together and I love to travel with her and see what adventures come our way.”