Dr. Jones Honored in Gulfshore Business Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40
Southwest Florida cities are among the fastest-growing in the country. And with those increases, driven largely by sun-seeking baby boomers, come challenges that will be tasked to our younger generations.
Lucky for us, the next gen comes with some pretty impressive talents.
Meet this year’s 40-under-40 honorees, a collection of young professionals who have the vision and are quickly developing the know-how to keep Southwest Florida thriving.
Since 2003, Gulfshore Business has recognized the rising stars who have distinguished themselves in their professions and communities though their contributions to our economic, charitable and civic well-being. They hail from a variety of occupations, including education, law, medical, real estate, public service and the arts, as well as entrepreneurship.
Chosen from roughly 160 nominations, this year’s winners represent the talent Southwest Florida needs to move forward. The judges considered professional accomplishments, volunteer work and other plaudits from their nominators.
Stephen A. Jones | 35 | Ophthalmologist, Collins Vision
While most spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, Dr. Stephen Jones chooses to spend every year in Mexico, helping its impoverished residents fight blindness. When Jones is on these trips, he witnesses the moment when people realize they can see for the first time in years. In Fort Myers, Jones uses a holistic approach to diagnose and treat his patients.
“Every patient deserves my best, whether they are having a minor problem or a major surgery,” he says. “They have come to see me and are putting their trust in me, and I don’t take that lightly.”
Originally from Ohio, his love of the west coast of Florida drew him to the Fort Myers area where he enjoys archery, motorcycles and cooking.