YOUR EYE DOCTORS
Dr. Snehali Upadhyay
Dr. Upadhyay received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Illinois at Chicago and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 2009. During her education at Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Upadhyay was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, American Optometric Association, and Illinois Optometric Association. She also volunteered to provide Optometric services in multiple community settings, including Gift of Sight Program and Illinois Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program.
Following graduation, Dr. Upadhyay pursued a Post-Doctoral Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute where she gained proficiency and experience in treating glaucoma, retina, and various ocular diseases. She also participated in after hours urgent care facility, grand rounds presentations, as a lab instructor, and conferences involving students, residents, and faculty. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Upadhyay began working at the inherited retinal disease clinic at The Chicago Lighthouse, while continuing to serve as a clinical faculty member at the Illinois Eye Institute. As a clinical instructor, she teaches students to provide patients with highest level of optometric care.
Dr. Achyut Desai
Dr. Desai grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Desai graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Illinois at Chicago. He received a Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. A Post-Doctoral Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute was performed the following year, allowing for specialization in Ocular Disease and the ability to become a Clinical Attending Doctor within an eye care teaching institution.
As an optometry student, Dr. Desai received awards for leadership and held several leadership positions with the American Optometric Students Association and Illinois Optometric Association. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked for four years as a Business Systems Analyst at a corporation in a northern suburb of Chicago. His time as a Clinical Attending Doctor has exposed him to many complicated primary care, pediatric, and disease management cases that have enabled him to teach his students the importance of compassion and excellence in eye care.
Currently, both Dr. Desai and Dr. Upadhyay are available to provide comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fitting, dry eye management, diabetic eye examinations, and treat and manage a broad spectrum of eye diseases.