Dr. Jennifer J. Kungle
Dr. Jennifer Kungle, OD, is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelors of Science degree, Magnis Cum Honoribus, in Physiology. Upon earning her degree, she attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated, Magnum Cum Laude, in 2000 with her Doctor of Optometry degree. She then undertook several years of additional post-graduate training in the areas of visual development and vision rehabilitation. In 2004 she received her fellowship with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is currently board certified in vision development and vision therapy.
While training to become an optometrist and following graduation, Dr. Kungle gave back to the community by volunteering with various missionary organizations. A travel enthusiast, she has taken a series of mission trips (see pictures below). Her last mission trip, in 2009, was in Brasov, Romania, where she along with 7 other doctors, 28 student doctors, and 8 volunteers provided humanitarian vision care to the people of Romania. This mission trip provided over 3500 vision exams, and all of her trips have resulted in free vision evaluations to those most in need.
Dr. Kungle has been featured in Optometry Times Magazine, as well as local publications where she talks of everything from her latest seminars to current developments in vision care. She frequently lectures and provides seminars and workshops to parents, and professional and non-profit organizations about topics related to Developmental Vision and Neuro-Vision Rehabilitative Therapy. She is active in her state and local optometry associations and currently serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Maryland Optometric State Association. In 2010, Dr. Kungle was awarded with the Young Optometrist of the Year in 2010 by the Maryland Optometric Association. Formerly she served as president of the Anne Arundel County Optometric Society from 2007-2009. Dr. Kungle is a volunteer vision care provider for the InfantSEE program; a program that provides free evaluations to infants age 6-12 months of age.
Originally from a farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Kungle now resides in South Anne Arundel County with her husband, and two young daughters.
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Prior missions include:
Puntarenas, Costa Rica • May 1997 • Lions Club Internationale
Santa Anna, Costa Rica • May 1998 • Lions Club Internationale
Cusco, Peru • April 2006
Brasov, Romania • May 2009 • Volunteers de Santa Cruz
Dr. Kungle’s most recent missionary work involved travelling to Brasov, Romania, the home of vampires and Dracula. She joined a group of 7 doctors, 28 student doctors and 8 volunteers providing humanitarian vision care to the people of Romania. The Santa Cruz missionary organization, based out of Montreal, Canada, was led by Father Pierre Labine. Over the course of 7 days, over 3500 vision exams were performed with equal amounts of glasses being dispensed. Unfortunately there were no vampire sightings … the garlic must have worked!