Most of the other reviews here are not for Dr. Jerkins, and should not reflect on his professionalism or care. I have been a patient of Dr. Jerkins' for thirty years, since I moved to Nashville. Because of high pressure inside my eyes and a family history of glaucoma. I now see him at least once a year, and sometimes twice. I also have poor vision, extreme astigmatism and a very difficult prescription for progressive lenses. In the years I have consulted him, I have never had a complaint with my care or the way I was treated by Dr. Jerkins and his staff. His office team is professional and friendly. His technicians are first-rate. Dr. Jerkins himself spends time answering any questions I have and asks that I return to his office, free of charge, to make sure each new prescription for my lenses has been prepared correctly. It does take a while to get a new appointment; I assume this is due to the fact that he is in high demand for his services. (I have probably made this worse, since my entire family now consults him and I refer everyone who asks me to his care.) The potentially long wait doesn't bother me, since I schedule my regular appointments with Dr. Jerkins well in advance.Sorry for the long review. i was astonished to see a lukewarm rating for this caring and highly competent doctor and even more distressed to see that the poor ratings were not even for him.