Jennifer Deakins,O.D., FAAOClinical Assistant Professor
Originally from Houston, TX, Dr. Jennifer L. Deakins attended the University of Miami in Florida for undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, focusing on public health. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry, graduating Magna Cum Laude and completed internships focusing on glaucoma, retinal disease, and LASIK co-management. She completed a year-long residency in Ocular Disease at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, TX. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Optometric Association and is active in Grassroots and Legislative efforts. Dr. Deakins has presented continuing education on Neuroimaging, B Scan Technology, and Retina Vascular Complications. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a candidate for Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.
Currently, Dr. Deakins is the Clinic Director of Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth. An outreach clinic of UHCO, this clinic serves the under-privileged patients of Fort Worth and is a student externship site for UHCO and Rosenberg College of Optometry.
Mary Kate Sain,OD, FAAO, Diplomate ABOProfessor of Practice
Originally from Brenham, Texas, Dr. Mary Kate Sain attended Texas A&M University for undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Development. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and then completed an ocular disease residency at the Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth, TX.
Dr. Sain is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She serves on numerous optometric committees at the local and state level, is the Co-Leader for the Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup on the Texas Diabetes Council, is an Advisory Board member for the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, provides educational seminars to the public regarding eye health and delivers Continuing Education lectures to colleagues. Dr. Sain remains an active member of the Tarrant County Optometric Society, Texas Optometry Association, American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and Texas Public Health Vision Care Section among other organizations. Her favorite part of practicing is being able to help patients of all ages achieve their visual needs as well as helping students become excellent doctors of optometry.
Currently, Dr. Sain is the Clinic Director of the Northside Eye Care Center in Fort Worth. A partnership clinic of UHCO located inside of a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) that serves the under-privileged patients of the Tarrant County community and is a student externship site for UHCO.