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Doctors & Staff

Experienced & attentive doctors & an impeccably skilled staff!

Dr. Jennifer Wademan, OD


Dr. Wademan graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 2008.  After graduation, Dr. Wademan had dreams of owning her own private practice and in 2011, did just that at Bidwell Optometry.

She practices comprehensive optometry with training in family eye care, contact lens fittings, ocular disease, co-management of laser vision/cataract surgery and pediatrics. She has grown up in the Sacramento area, receiving her undergraduate degree from University of California at Davis in biology with emphasis in neurology, physiology and behavior.  She enjoys connecting with patients on a genuine level and desires to educate patients to enrich their lives.

Dr. Wademan enjoys her many roles at Bidwell Optometry but she also cherishes her role as mom of 2 girls, and a wife to an amazing husband.  Dr. Wademan is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Calif. Optometric Association, and the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society.


Dr. Purvi Patel, OD

Dr. Patel grew up in Dixon, California and received her bachelor’s degree in physiology from the University of California at Davis in 2003.  She then moved to Houston, Texas, for her optometric training. As an optometry student, she helped provide free eye care to the displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

She completed her externship training at the Palo Alto veterans Affairs hospital, as well as completing another rotation with a private practice in Houston.  Dr. Patel received her Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2007 and has practiced Optometry for over a decade. She enjoys providing primary eye care and fitting contact lenses, especially multi-focal contact lenses.  She also is certified in corneal reshaping therapy (CRT).  Dr. Patel strives to provide the best possible eye care for each and every patient.  When she is not providing patient care, Dr. Patel enjoys concerts, writing, swimming and spending time with her husband and young son.





Dr. Thomas Jonas, OD

Dr. Jonas is a 1977 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry.

In 1981Picture of Dr. Jonas. Dr. Jonas opened Bidwell Optometry (formerly Jonas Optometry) in Folsom, California and in 2019, he announced his full retirement.

His training and experience included 38 years practicing family eye care, specialty contact lens fitting, ocular disease, co-management of laser vision/cataract surgery and pediatrics.

Dr. Jonas and his wife, Nancy, sincerely thank all the patients of Bidwell Optometry

for the trust and loyalty to Bidwell Optometry over the past 38 years.

Dr Jonas looks forward to watching Bidwell Optometry grow for years and years to come.




Team members (…the best in the business!)


Our carefully selected and trained staff are from a diverse background of experience and expertise in the optical industry.

What they all have in common is a love for connecting with every patient who walks in the office.  Their level of attention and personalized care simply exceeds all the rest.

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