Jacquelyn M. Horst is an optometrist who provides primary eye care to patients of all ages, specializing in eye glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Horst has experience with advanced contact lens fits including multi-focal contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, corneal refractive therapy, and hybrid contact lenses.
Dr. Horst is a native of the Reading area and graduated from Governor Mifflin High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with cum laude honors from Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia through their accelerated baccalaureate O.D. degree program. She is also Nationally Board Certified to diagnose and treat ocular diseases. Dr. Horst is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and she currently serves as treasurer of the Berks County Optometric Society.
Dr. Horst enjoys cooking, tennis, traveling, and spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
Dr. Horst was amazing! She was so sweet and thorough and took the time to answer all my questions. I am very happy I chose this office for my very first eye exam and would definitely recommend to a friend or colleague. — Autumn W.
Dr. Horst was very nice and very professional and was great at answering my questions and explaining everything. — Marlene L.
All of your staff is so kind and considerate. Dr. Horst is wonderful. I felt very safe at your office. I thank you for all the precautions that you have taken during the pandemic. — Carol F.
This practice is well organized, thorough, and well prepared for covid protection. I have seen both Dr. Horst and Dr. Tellez, and they are great! — Emma B.
This practice was always efficient. Even with the pandemic the office continues its high standards. The staff is courteous and friendly. Dr. Horst is a topnotch doctor. She is very thorough and caring. — Morena O.
Dr. Horst and Maria in Optical Dept are terrific — Anthony D.
The best place to go for eye care. I see Dr. Horst and I actually look forward to my appointments! She's very knowledgeable and the staff are friendly. — Julie M.
The office was set up and the staff followed procedures that provided very good compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. The office staff and Dr. Horst were professional and courteous at all times, listened to my comments and concerns and addressed all of my needs. Service was right-on-time with my scheduled appointment and was performed completely and swiftly. Well Done, Berks Eye!! — Kevin T.
Dr. Horst was very professional and did an excellent job explaining everything. — Kenneth F.
Dr. Calder, Dr. Horst, and all of the staff are wonderful. They are thorough, listen to any concerns and give the results of their exam. The staff are very pleasant and work tirelessly cleaning and checking on people when they enter the building. This is a very compassionate and professional office. — Felicia R.
Dr. Horst is always efficient but takes the time to field any concerns or questions I have. — Melanie M.
Berks Eye staff organized their office to make you feel welcomed and safe during this unprecedented time. Dr. Horst gave a thorough exam. — Joanne W.
Can you imagine calling a physician's office and getting into the office within one hour? That's what happened to me last Friday (during the Coronavirus Covid-19 quarantine) due to an emergency to my left eye. Thank you Dr. Horst (and staff) for being there when I needed you! — Christine R.
Great experience every time from the initial greeting in the waiting room to the courteous staff. I have never had a long wait for an appointment. Dr. Horst is very professional and listens to my questions and responds well. Not pushy about ordering eyeglasses at their on-site facility. — Douglas S.
Dr. Horst does an excellent job checking your eyes thoroughly and prescribing an accurate prescription. — Lori W.
Ladies at the desk are very helpful, especially Sandy. Dr. Horst is the best. — Patricia L.
Dr. Horst was wonderful. She answered all of my questions and was very thorough with the exam. — Jill H.
Dr. Horst noticed a change to the pressure level in my right eye. She added an extra test to better determine the degree of problem. Once completed, she spent time explaining to me the results of the test, discussed next step alternatives, listened and answered all of my questions so that I best understood the new situation. When I left my appointment, I felt that my future eye conditions were in good hands with her in the lead. — John B.
Dr. Horst took the time to listen to my concerns regarding fresnel prism lenses and made special considerations that I requested in my prescription. She explained the corrections and provided alternate prescriptions for different applications. — Randall L.
I have recommended Dr. Horst to several of my friends. — Marie P.
Dr. Horst is always very professional and will answer any questions I may have. The rest of the staff from the front desk to the check out ladies were friendly and helpful. — Stephanie F.
Dr. Horst is the quintessential professional. Her expertise and bedside manner are beyond reproach, and she's a great communicator about what's going on with my eyes. I can't imagine going to anyone else!!!!— W Scott Y.
A very pleasant appointment. The staff at front desk, Alyssa who took my stats in exam room and Dr. Horst are fantastic at their professions. Dr. Horst is efficient and answers all my questions relieving any fears. Highly recommend this practice. — Elizabeth G.
Great doctors and wonderful staff. Highly recommend this practice. Dr. Horst is the doctor I see for my glasses and contacts. — Julie M.
I have received exemplary care from Berks Eye (formerly Souders and Moll) for over 5 decades. The quality of services and specialty knowledge is second-to-none. Both my wife and I see Dr. Horst for our ophthalmic care and Drs. Tellez and Bronner have provided wonderful care for my mother for Glaucoma and macular degeneration, respectively. — Kevin T.
Dr. Horst was amazing! First time ever that anyone could figure out the perfect contact lenses for me. I completely trust her expertise & am so glad she is my families eye doctor!! — Nicole S.
Dr. Horst is great and the staff is friendly and very willing to provide great service. — Lori M.
The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. The assistant that completed the general eye exam was pleasant that thorough. Dr. Horst was explicit with directions, information concerning my eyes structures and explanation of cataracts, glaucoma, etc. Thank you for the personal attention. — Joanne W.
Was very pleased with Dr. Horst, she was very thorough and very nice. Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Gave me answers to my questions and explained everything to me very clear. I would definitely recommend her to everybody. The girls in the front were very friendly and helpful. Nice bunch of people working there. — Angela P.
Dr. Horst is great makes me feel comfortable and I have a lot of confidence in her. — Carl K.
Upon arriving at Berks I was pleasantly greeted by one of the women at the front desk. She was happy to see me and had a smile on her face. She got me checked in and set up with the paperwork I needed to fill out. I then waited briefly until a very nice assistant took me back into one of the rooms to get me checked out and ready for the Dr. She was also very happy and was very attentive. Lastly Dr. Horst came in to do my full check up. Not only was she extremely professional but she was thorough and had me out in no time! I am a diabetic and without hesitation she dilated my eyes to make sure everything was up to par with my eyes. Plus, she was also cheery and made good conversation! All of my interactions with the staff and doctors at Berks was more than pleasant. Their facility is also top notch, TV's while you wait and a nice selection of glasses to choose from, should you need them. I would highly recommend them to anyone! — David S.
I was very pleased with Dr. Horst. She discovered the reason I have trouble reading. Two other Drs have missed it! — Lori S.
My eye appt. was considered an emergency. Had sudden decreased vision in one eye. I saw Dr. Horst. She is wonderful. I was nervous. She put me at ease. The nurse who gave me my eye exam was also very kind. — Rosemary C.
Dr. Horst is so kind and knowledgeable, I would high recommend her for any contact issues. — Julie M.
I had an issue with my glasses. From the first person who helped me (Kelly) to the last (Paulette, I think), all were helpful and courteous. Dr. Horst got to the issue quickly and explained my choices clearly to me. I have only positive things to say. — Carole J.
Dr. Horst is wonderful, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Other staff friendly too! — Kurt B.
Went to urgent care for right eye pain & blood shot eye. They recommended I see an Eye Doctor since they did not have the proper equipment. They couldn't detect any thing in the eye or even a scratched eye. Next day called Berks Eye office and they had me come in right away. Dr. Horst removed something from the eye and found out I had two scratches on the eye. Thank you so much! — Joan J.
Dr. Horst is wonderful! Best eye exam I've ever had! — Jacob M.
Wonderful practice. I would highly recommend Dr. Horst! — Julie M.
Good service very happy with Dr. Horst. — Jean M.
Love Dr. Horst and her nurses! — Marie M.
Dr. Horst is the BEST!!! I am happy she takes the time to talk to you and answer any questions that I have. The office and staff are super nice and helpful. — Tammy M.
I drove a friend here for his appointment and was favorably impressed with the facility. So, I scheduled an appointment for myself and was very pleased with the staff and with Dr. Horst. Everyone was very courteous and professional. After going to various eye care centers over the years I thought it was time to find one that offered a wider array of services and doctors. Berks Eye fulfills that need and more than met my expectations. — Rita H.
Dr. Horst was extremely nice and very willing to provide guidance to help me with my vision problem. — Sharon B.
I called around noontime last Friday, asking to be seen for eye pain. I was hoping to be able to have it checked out before the holiday weekend. I was very grateful that everyone made room for me to be seen on such short notice! Dr. Horst and the staff were very nice and accommodating. It turned out to be something that could be treated quickly, so they saved the holiday weekend for me! Thank you! — Mary W.
I have been a patient in this practice for many years. Always treatment professionally and with respect. As a nurse for my entire adult life this is important to me. I feel confident with the care that I receive from Dr. Horst and will continue as a patient of hers. — Mary Lou K.
My daughters and I are happy patients of Dr. Horst. — Michelle A.
I have been coming to this practice for over 30 years now with both Drs. Calder and Bronner. They are always so friendly and answer any questions that I might have. My husband also comes to this practice and has Dr. Horst. I would recommend this practice to anyone who needs special care and also regular eye examinations. – Susan S.
Berks Eye is a complete eye care facility and is able to meet all your needs. I recently returned to contact lenses wear after a number of years and was very satisfied with the care I received from Dr. Horst. - Carol A.
I called Berks Eye as a new patient, as I was having irritation with contact lens wear. The office was very accommodating, and was able to see me the next day. When following up for my medical visit I proceeded with having a routine exam and contact lens evaluation with Dr. Horst. She was professional and efficient. The whole staff was amazing. I couldn't be happier with my switch the Berks Eye. – Joe L.
Several years ago, Dr. Tellez performed cataract surgery, within a reasonable waiting period, on both my eyes. That went very well and I remain very pleased with the outcome.
Since that time I have returned several times for a checkup with Dr. Horst and made special appointments to evaluate a "floater" and after suffering a severe restriction in the width of my field of view. Dr. Horst has explained the "floater" to me very well and enabled me to rely on her monitoring the affected eye as well as my other eye. Dr. Horst was also able to accurately suggest what was happening with the severe restriction in in field of vision, suggesting I wait for 1/2 to one hour before moving as she believed I was having a migraine reaction and that it would clear up; she was right!
I now more fully recognize the importance of periodic eye checkups and I'm comforted knowing Dr. Horst is monitoring my aging process and providing excellent care from careful and attentive personable physicians. – Charles W.
I had my first visit with Dr. Horst in February 2019. I was very pleased with the thorough eye exam and recommendation for contact lenses. In March I have my yearly exam. The entire staff is very helpful and cares about your health and vision. – Joanne W.
Always have a good experience at Berks Eye Physicians. Dr. Horst is very professional and a great optometrist that always makes my girls feel very comfortable. She comes highly recommended by us. – Alexis M.
I had an eye that teared constantly. Drove me nuts. Water running down my face. My eye doctor at the time said it was caused by dry eye and there was nothing I could do about it. Also told I could never wear contacts because of a stigmatism existing in each eye. Switched eye doctors to Jacqueline Horst at Berks Eye Physicians. She quickly identified a clogged tear duct - Immediately scheduled surgery to replace it. No more "tears" running down my face. Dr Horst then fitted me for contact lenses which I've been enjoying wearing now for over 5 years. For these reasons, I would highly recommend the doctors at Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons. – Susan M.
I had a great experience with Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons. I had trouble with dry, itchy eyes, and was having trouble keeping my contacts in for work. I was given an appointment to be seen right away, and Dr. Horst was very helpful. She diagnosed my problem, and I went home the same day with the problem resolved, and new contact lenses. I am grateful for the prompt service, and very kind staff. My mom directed me to the practice, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone! My husband is now switching to be a patient there as well. – Rachel E.W.
Dr. Horst is very thorough. She found a mark inside my eye and had me follow up for more extensive testing with Dr. Bronner. He was just as thorough. Turned out to be nothing serious, but I'm very happy they were proactive about it. I highly recommend them! – Stacey O.
Both my husband and myself see Dr. Horst. She is very professional and has a down to earth personality. I was able to get an appointment within 24 hours of having my first visual migraine. Dr. Horst was very informative, to the possible triggers that bring on the visual migraines. They have a great selection of glasses and a very friendly staff. -Lori F.
I have going here for several years. I see Dr. Jacklyn Horst. She is so very nice and patient. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a good eye doctor. I give it 5 stars! – JoAnne M.
It has been at least five years that I have been going to Berks Eye. In the past two of the five years, I have been seeing Jacquelyn M. Horst, O.D. This has been the best eye experience since I have been going to an eye doctor in the last 50 years. Dr. Horst is polite, nice and does an excellent job of checking your eyes. The pair of glasses I got last year using Dr. Horst's prescription, was the best, correct prescription I have gotten from any eye doctor. I can see perfectly!!! No need to return for corrective action. Thanks, Dr. Horst from my husband and myself. – Lori W.
We use Berks Eye for my son and usually see Dr Horst. The staff is always knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and we never wait long. Their professionalism in front of clients is something our old vision provider seriously lacked. They make a not so fun appointment for a kid much easier. – Crystal T.
I had a very positive experience from the moment I walked through the doors. Every staff member was very polite, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Horst was very polite and thorough for the exam and she took the time to answer all of my questions. – Timothy B.
I had my annual eye visit, Dr Horst was absolutely amazing. She reminded me on the tooth fairy gliding across the room taking care of all my needs. She answered all my questions and was very friendly.
Berks Eye was prompt and courteous, the staff was very professional. – Terry T.
It has been a long time since I had an eye exam. The office is clean, staff are friendly and Dr Horst was great. I will be going back! – Edgar B.
Everyone in the practice from the receptionist to the doctor are very attentive, caring and accommodating! Dr. Horst is just fantastic!- Joseph C.
From the minute I checked in until I left I had excellent customer service & Dr Horst is exceptional!!- Evonne K.
I loved Dr. Horst, she was thorough, patient and very kind. She asked questions and I certainly did not feel rushed or like just a number. She was personable and friendly and very helpful. – Bonnie G.
Dr. Horst is a very good eye doctor. Informed, patient and attentive.- Kurt B.
Dr. Horst is a wonderful eye doctor. Everyone there is very nice. Never had any issues.- Joann M.
Reception and administration were extremely helpful and PLEASANT! Dr Horst was her usual self, interested, listened and covered everything I needed during my visit. It was a nice visit. Thanks to all!- Charles L.
In my most recent check-up, both Lori and Dr. Horst gave me thorough, professional care ensuring that all of my concerns were discussed. They are up-to-date on on examination processes and technology and address nuances relative to my health history and age. I have nothing but high praise to offer about the entire staff at Berks Eye!- Kevin T.
Always a professional and thorough exam. I’m a very nervous patient but Dr Horst is always patient and kind.- Kathy F.
Dr. Horst and the staff were very friendly and professional. All my questions were answered. Thank you very much.- Ronald H.
Dr. Horst fit me into her schedule the day that I called about an eye problem. She is always very nice and explained everything to me. I am very appreciative.- Marlene L.
I was greeted by Ryan, who was professional and pleasant. He then placed me in the hands of Dr. Horst. She was great. She works so efficiently and has a pleasant "chair side" manner.- Elizabeth A.
I’ve worn glasses since I was 5 and I’ve never liked going to the eye doctor but this is the first time it was a pleasant experience for me. Dr. Horst was quick and efficient and very nice. Picking out glasses was super easy and the man helping me thoroughly explained what my insurance covered while making great recommendations on lenses and add ons.- Dezirae A.
Waiting time was just a few minutes. I appreciate that Dr. Horst takes the time to communicate her concerns and treatment options. Explanations are key to have a trusting doctor/patient relationship.- Phyllis D.