Course Overview


Stephanie Adams, OD, PhD

Denise Alexopoulos, OD, FAAO

Christine Allison, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

John Baker, OD, MSEd

Barclay W. Bakkum, DC, PhD

Tahira Bedgood, BS

Raman Bhakhri, OD

Chelsea Bradley, OD

Brittney Brady, OD

Elyse L. Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Robert Donati, PhD

Katie Foreman, OD, FAAO

Kelly A. Frantz, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Stephanie Fromstein, OD, FAAO

Helen M. Gabriel, OD, FAAO

Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, FAAO

Greta Gregg, OD

Jennifer S. Harthan, OD, FAAO

Kathryn Hohs, OD

Erica Ittner, OD

Valerie Kattouf, OD

Darren Koenig, OD, PhD

Katherine Lynch, OD, FAAO

Michelle K. Man, OD, FAAO

Tracy Matchinski, OD, FAAO

Mallory McLaughlin, OD

Heather McLeod, OD, FAAO

Janice McMahon, OD, FAAO

Leonard Messner, OD, FAAO

Stephanie Messner, OD, FAAO

Christina Morettin, OD, FAAO

Tricia L. Newman, OD, FAAO

Dominick L. Opitz, OD, FAAO

Yi Pang, MD, OD, PhD, FAAO

Jaymeni Patel, OD, FAAO

Andria Pihos, OD, FAAO

Danielle Piser, OD

Harneet Randhawa, OD, FAAO

Daniel K. Roberts, OD, PhD

Anne Rozwat, OD, FAAO

Patricia Salazar, OD

Navjit K. Sanghera, OD, FAAO

Darrell G. Schlange, OD, DOS, FAAO

Lindsay Sicks, OD, FAAO

Ashley Speilburg, OD, FAAO

Wendy J. Stone, OD, FAAO

Bruce Teitelbaum, OD, FAAO

Christine Weber, MLS

Janis E. Winters, OD, FAAO

Elizabeth Wyles, OD, FAAO

Xiaohua Zhuang, PhD

Rebecca K. Zoltoski, PhD

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Jaymeni Patel, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Optometry; Externship Education Coordinator


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.


After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in both Biology and Psychology, Dr. Patel began her optometric career at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). She completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at ICO in 2017.

Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry, the Externship Education Coordinator, and the Ocular Disease II Laboratory Coordinator. She is an attending optometrist in the Primary Care and Urgent Care Services at the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI). Dr. Patel is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Illinois Optometric Society, American Optometric Association, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

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 & 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

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