About Jones Eye Clinic

In 1971, the Jones Eye Clinic started in Sioux City, Iowa as the solo practice of Charles E. Jones M.D. The practice was general Ophthalmology and virtually all diseases, from pediatric strabismus to retinal detachments, were treated.  As the revolution in cataract surgery, called phaco-emulsification, started with a few innovative practices around the country, Dr. Jones joined them in perfecting the techniques, which led to safer and more satisfactory outcomes from the procedure.


In 1979, Dr. Jones dedicated his efforts exclusively to cataract surgery. With growing demand and the emerging trend of outpatient surgery, Dr. Jones designed and built the region's first Ambulatory Surgery Center in 1987.


A second office and ASC was built in 1990 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Today, the Jones Eye Clinic performs thousands of cataract procedures each year.  The clinic has grown to include a second generation of cataract specialists, Jason Jones M.D., oculoplastic specialist Yian Jones M.D., and Optometrists Wing Hsieh O.D. and Jacob Woldt O.D.


Our Doctors

Jason Jones MD

Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Dr. Jones pursued his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Jones obtained his medical degree from New York University in New York City followed by internship in Medicine and Ophthalmology at the University of Utah. Dr. Jones then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Utah. Realizing that the Midwest provided him the best setting to practice medicine, he returned to the area to offer the latest advances in ophthalmology.

Dr. Jones’ practice interests include advanced cataract extraction techniques, new IOL technologies and novel prosthetic devices designed to assist complicated or unusual cataract surgeries. Dr. Jones has further expertise in the clinical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Dr. Jones’ personal interests include skiing, hiking, mountain biking and digital photography. He has a functional ability to speak Spanish and is in the process of learning Chinese.

Yian Jones MD

Dr. Yian Jones specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyelids. After finishing her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, one of the country’s top training programs for eye surgeons, she completed a prestigious fellowship in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyes with the oculoplastic surgery technique pioneer, Dr. Richard Anderson, at the Center for Facial Appearances in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and has written text book chapters for eye surgery, recently “Eyelids,” in Clinical Eye Atlas, ed. Daniel Gold and Richard Lewis (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011, 2nd edition). Dr. Jones continues to pursue her academic endeavor in private practice as a sub-investigator in numerous FDA clinical trials.  She twice traveled to villages in the African countries of Mali and Ghana with a medical team to provide much needed surgical eye care.  

Dr. Jones grew up in Beijing, China. As a teenager she moved with her family to Salt Lake City. While in medical school she fell in love with Iowa native Dr. Jason Jones. She enjoys bringing her unique skills to help patients look and feel better through functional and cosmetic surgeries as well as nonsurgical treatments.








Wing Hsieh OD

Raised in San Francisco, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where graduated with a Biophysics degree.  He attended Indiana University School of Optometry and received a Doctorate of Optometry.  He then completed a post-graduate residency in ocular disease at the Vision Educational Foundation Eye Center and Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK.

Dr. Hsieh has enjoyed the acclaim from his peers by receiving the prestigious Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association, the Presidential Citation from the Nebraska Optometric Association, America’s Top Optometrist from the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.  He is a clinical examination proctor for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, an adjunct clinical faculty member of the Southern College of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Hsieh has published in American and Canadian journals and his article on “Advanced medical management of postoperative cataract complications” has been translated into foreign languages for practitioners in other countries.  He presents clinical seminars to optometrists throughout the Midwest and has lectured nationally and in Canada.  Dr. Hsieh is a clinical sub-investigator in FDA clinical trials and many areas of clinical research and has been a member of the Jones Eye Clinic since 1989.

Jacob Woldt, O.D.

Dr. Woldt is a Midwestern native who graduated with honors from South Dakota State University and then completed his Doctorate in Optometry with honors at Indiana University School of Optometry. While at Indiana University, he served as an associate instructor for ophthalmic optics and as president of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society- IUSO Chapter.

Dr. Woldt pursued advanced training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. This Ocular Disease Residency focused on treatment and management of ocular disease with emphasis on retina, cornea/anterior segment, glaucoma, neurologic disorders, and primary care. The renowned Institute ranked No. 1 nationally in ophthalmology for the past ten years in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. Dr. Woldt is a clinical sub-investigator in FDA clinical trials and many areas of clinical research.

George J.C. Jin MD PhD

George J.C. Jin, MD, PhD is the director of clinical research at Jones Eye Clinic and adjunct professor of ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Jin has published over seventy peer reviewed papers in major ophthalmic journals as first or second author and has written chapters in several ophthalmic text books. His research interests concentrate on cataract, glaucoma, and refractive surgeries.

Dr. Jin earned his medical degree in Beijing, China, at Beijing University Medical School and completed his residency and PhD training at Peking Union Medical College and the Eye Research center at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. As an associate professor at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Dr. Jin was the first in China to perform extra-capsular cataract extraction with IOL implantation combined with trabeculectomy. He was also the first surgeon to introduce glaucoma laser surgery to China.

He completed two post-doctorate fellowship programs at the Department of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of Miami University. Prior to joining Jones Eye Clinic, he was director of clinical research at the Eye Institute of Utah for 18 years.

He is one of the senior editors of a new textbook, Cataract Surgery from Routine to Complex: a Practical Guide, published in 2011 by SLACK Incorporated.