Born and raised in central Ohio, Dr. Jay graduated from the Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in medical science before earning his doctorate of optometry with high honors from the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is the 2014 William Feinbloom and OSU Low Vision award winner for clinical excellence in vision rehabilitation and the 2013 national InfantSEE® Scholarship Grant winner for his essay promoting infant eye care.
Dr. Jay is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as well as a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA), and the World Council of Optometry (WCO). He serves as a trustee on the Central Ohio Optometric Association board and teaches students from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. In 2019, Dr. Jay went back to school to pursue a Master of Education to learn innovative ways to design and deliver continuing education to optometrists and optometry students around the world.
Dr. Jay is a licensed minister and lives in central Ohio with his wife and sons.