Jenna Steffen, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Meet Dr. Jenna
Jenna joined the optometric team at Highline in 2017.
Enthusiastic, smart and driven, Dr. Jenna Steffen has a passion for improving the quality of her patients’ lives.
She was born and grew up in Winfield, Kansas with her Mom, Dad and sister. The first time she began to think about Optometry as a career was as a little girl during the local Halloween parade. It was a windy day and a tiny piece of metal blew into her eye. Her optometrist removed it for her and immediately made most of the pain go away. From then on, optometry as a career always had a place in the back of her mind.
Jenna eventually found her way to the University of Kansas where she studied Organismal Biology and Business. To take a closer look at what it meant to work in eye care, she took a position at a private practice where she worked in almost every department throughout her time at KU. It was there that she first learned about how vision impacts development and learning, how Optometry can help people find relief after traumatic brain injuries and how satisfying it can be to show someone the world through a new pair of glasses. She was hooked! She went on to earn her doctor of optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and achieved fellowship with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Jenna has a passion for pediatric vision care. As an aunt to two little boys, she strives to make eye exams fun and not intimidating. She believes that early detection and treatment of vision problems is crucial because vision guides development and learning. Not only is this important in children, but for adults as well. Dr. Jenna has family members who have suffered from vision loss and has experienced how devastating it can be. This drives her to take extra care with each exam. She strongly believes in preventative, comprehensive eye health and vision care so that her patients can not only reach their potential, but maintain healthy vision for a lifetime.
Dr. Jenna is a proud Jayhawk and loves cheering on the Rockies, Broncos and Rapids. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her fiancé and two poodles.