Dr. Sims was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to south Florida at an early age. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with general honors from the University of Chicago in 1997. She returned to the Sunshine State and graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2002 and stayed to complete an Internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Ophthalmology and Fellowship in Glaucoma.

In search of an area where she and her husband could enjoy their love of the outdoors, they fell in love with the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Oregon. When they arrived in Eugene in 2007, Dr. Sims began her practice of ophthalmology, while her husband, Jonathan Sims, MD, joined Radiology Associates, P.C., as a full time radiologist. They have since enjoyed raising their two sons in Eugene.

Dr. Sims brought to Lane County her expertise in the diagnosis, medical management and surgical treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Sims performs advanced glaucoma procedures including multiple modalities of laser treatments and surgeries. Some of these procedures include laser trabeculoplasty, micropulse cyclophotocoagulation, microincisional glaucoma procedures, trabeculectomy and shunt implantation.

Dr. Sims also specializes in cataract surgery and refractive procedures including refractive lens exchange, premium lens implantation, astigmatism correction, iLASIK and PRK. 

Dr. Sims has a strong interest in innovation and participates in research opportunities investigating potentially sight saving devices and medications. She is currently involved in clinical research studies including new medications at the forefront of glaucoma treatment, intraocular lenses to achieve spectacle independence and devices to treat visual symptoms caused by chronic eye diseases.

Dr. Sims is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, Lane County Medical Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Women Leaders. She enjoys teaching courses at the University of Oregon and serves as a preceptor for Oregon Health Science University as an Affiliate Instructor of Ophthalmology. She also holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Sims performs surgery at the Oregon Eye Surgery Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.  She provides comprehensive eye care for patients with all types of eye problems. Her practice includes, but is not limited to, medical eye exams, vision checkups and refractive surgery evaluations. In providing specialized glaucoma care, Dr. Sims welcomes consultations for advanced and refractory cases.

  • University of South Florida Tampa, FL
    Department of Ophthalmology
    Glaucoma Fellowship
    July 2006 through June 2007
  • University of South Florida Tampa, FL
    Department of Ophthalmology
    July 2003 through June 2006
  • University of South Florida Tampa, FL
    Department of Internal Medicine
    July 2002 through June 2003
  • University of South Florida Tampa, FL
    College of Medicine Medical
    August 1998 through May 2002
  • University of Chicago Chicago, IL
    Bachelor of Science, June 1997
    Dean’s List, Graduated with General Honors
    Biology Major
  • Lane County Medical Society
  • Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Chief Resident Ophthalmology 2005-2006
  • Graduated top third medical school class
  • Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Associate October 2010 to present
  • John D. Polansky, M.D., P.C. Associate September 2007 to September 2010
  • University of South Florida James A Haley Veterans Administration Fee Basis Physician July 2004 through 2007
  • Bausch & Lomb Ocular Anatomy Course Instructor April 2006 through 2007
  • Spontaneous Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage in a Patient with Low Grade DIC
    Case report published on Digital Journal of Ophthalmology, www.djo.harvard.edu February 2007
  • Fine, I.H., Hoffman, R.S., Sims, A.C., Lim, J.M. “Corneoscleral Pocket Technique.” Advanced IOL Fixation Techniques: Strategies for Compromised or Missing Capsular Support. Eds. D. Chang, B. Lee, A. Agarwal. SLACK Incorporated. Thorofare, NJ, 2019, pp 223-228.
  • University of South Florida Grand Rounds:
    Prothrombin Gene 20210A Mutation and Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
    Management of Uveitic Glaucoma in a Monocular Patient Intolerant to Medical Management