age: 33 | Optometrist | Wiggins Eye Center
Dr. Jessica Trichel Smith knows being an optometrist is exactly what she is supposed to be. She applied to Optometry School on a whim, and things seemed to just fall into place. “God put me in an exact place at an exact time and moved every obstacle out of the way,” she explains. “In no way am I here, in this place on my own. It just doesn’t work that way.”
As an Optometrist with Wiggins Eye Center, Jessica diagnoses, treats and manages many ocular diseases. She also writes prescriptions for glasses and contacts. Passionate about her career choice, Jessica loves extending eye care and wants her patients to know they receive top notch care right here at home from someone who cares about them and extends a caring heart.
Best piece of advice:
“WORK HARD, BE KIND AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FALL INTO PLACE.” – MIKE SMITH, JESSICA’S HUSBAND
In her free time, Jessica can be found traveling, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Caroline. She also loves snow skiing, being on the water and losing track of time working with her flowers.
Supporting local schools is important to Jessica. She explains, “Education is a passion of mine. I am also involved with Women for the Arts and recently showcased a piece of art in the 18th annual Party with Picassos event. I have also volunteered with Texarkana Community Ballet in their annual production of ‘The Nutcracker.’”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I was in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2001, 2002 and 2003 with the Mike Miller Dance Team.”