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Jaymeni Patel, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Optometry; Assistant Dean for Community Based Education and International Programs





Why ICO?

ICO's exceptional classroom experiences provide you with the building blocks necessary to become an outstanding clinician. The diverse population at the IEI provides a full scope clinical experience ensuring you are practicing confidently and providing the best medical care for your patient. While the journey is challenging, the faculty at ICO are here to support you and make certain you succeed.


After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 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 and joined the ICO faculty in 2017. Dr. Patel is the Assistant Dean for Community Based Education and International Programs and an Assistant Professor of Optometry at ICO. She is an attending optometrist in the Glaucoma Unit, Primary Care Clinic and Urgent Care Service 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 and American Optometric Association.

Special Interests

Primary Eye 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


Fromstein SR, Harthan JS, Patel J, Opitz DL. Demodex blepharitis: clinical perspectives. Clinical Optometry. 2018 Jul 4;10: 57-63.

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