Awards & Recognition

Jay S. Folkman, O.D.

Dr. Folkman, an Albuquerque Native, received his B.S. Degree from New Mexico State University in 1977 before going on to study optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He interned at the UHCO clinic and then returned to Albuquerque to intern at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. After receiving his optometry degree in 1981, Dr. Folkman became a full partner in the practice of Dr. Charles R. Briggs, a pioneer in contact lens development and manufacturing. In early 1987, Dr. Folkman took over Dr. Briggs' practice.

Dr. Folkman has done extensive research on contact lenses and served as a consultant for Sunsoft Corp., an Albuquerque manufacturer of soft contact lenses. He was board certified in ocular therapeutics in 1985. Dr. Folkman is a member of the American and New Mexico Optometric Association as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

The results are in for the 2015 Albuquerque Journal Readers’ Choice Awards!

​​​Folkman Eye Clinic

Best Optometry Services

Dr. Folkman has received many awards for being Optometrist of the Year 
as well as being a pillar in the New Mexico Optometrists community.

For the past thirty years, Dr. Folkman has been providing superb optical care with a very personal touch to the people of New Mexico.  Each patient receives the same high standard of care whether they are a new patient or an old friend.  Over the years, Dr. Folkman has developed an expected level of care which the entire office holds itself to.  We firmly believe in providing exceptional optical care "for a lifetime".

Company Profile

Thousands of Albuquerque Journal readers voted for their favorite businesses in 96 categories and Dr. Folkman was voted #3 in the Optometrist category.