Jade Coats, O.D., is a native of Hot Springs, AR. Her interest in eye care started at a very young age, as she has a high prescription herself. Through mentorship of her hometown eye care provider, she decided to pursue a profession of optometrist. Her hard work in her early career paid off as an Honors Graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jade has been recognized on state and national levels for scholarships, academic excellence, and giving back to the community. She has experience and training in ocular disease, primary care, perioperative care, contact lenses, pediatrics, and has worked closely with Ophthalmologists, Therapeutic Optometrists, and a Neuro-Optometrist. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Political Action Committee, and the Arkansas Optometric Association.
Dr. Coats is an active member of S.V.O.S.H. (Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity) and has seen over 4,000 patients in Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, and Nicaragua.
What is her favorite part about working with McDonald Eye Associates? She enjoys the family atmosphere and the ability to help patients with a wide range of eye care conditions. Interestingly, Jade is also married to an optometrist, Dr. Jeffrey Coats! You might catch Dr. Coats calling the hogs at a Razorback football game, traveling the world, or volunteering within the local community.