Scott Jens knew, from an early age, that seeing clearly is not something to take for granted.

Jens remembers how his brother, four years younger, had such severe myopia, or nearsightedness, as a child that he “couldn’t walk around a room” without glasses on.

It left an impression. Jens become an optometrist and in 1991, with a business partner, opened his first clinic, Isthmus Eye Care, at 3225 E. Washington Ave. A second clinic followed in Middleton.

By then, optometrists in Wisconsin started to expand their patient services beyond regular vision care to include treating eye diseases and minor surgical procedures, Jens said. Their record-keeping load quickly rose. Read the full story here.