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Jaymeni Patel, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Optometry


Why ICO?

ICO provides a superior education in both the classroom and in the clinical setting. The fundamentals of optometry are instilled in you through the outstanding professors, and are the building blocks of your optometric career. These are translated to a clinical setting immediately, as your exposure to clinic begins early during your first year of school. The diverse population provides a full scope clinical experience and ensures you are practicing confidently, and providing the best medical care for your patients post-graduation. While the journey is challenging, the faculty at ICO are there to support you and ensure success.


Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree and residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Special Interests
Primary care, ocular disease

2017 Illinois College of Optometry, Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency
2016 Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
2012 University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences


2016-Present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards and Honors

2016 Lawrence P. Feigenbaum Clinical Optometry Memorial Award
2016 Clinical Excellence Award

Professional Organizations

American Optometric Association
American Academy of Optometry
Illinois Optometric Association