Meet Our Team
Optometrist: DR. SHIRA M. GELB
Dr. Gelb is a native of Chicago where she went to University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction in Biological Sciences. She then went on to pursue her optometric degree at Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 2004. Dr. Gelb attended her externships at West Side Veterans Hospital, Illinois Eye Institute and St. James Hospital. Her professional affiliations include: American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, Associate member of College Of Vision Development (COVD) and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Dr. Gelb has worked in and around the West Rogers Park area of Chicago for the last 8 years. She is experienced in
- Performing comprehensive eye examinations for all ages
- Fitting the latest technology in both rigid and soft contact lenses
- Diagnosis and treating a wide range of ocular diseases and infections
- Evaluating and managing vision therapy
- Conducting pre/post-operative patient care and emergency services.
Her treatment philosophy is to provide you with the most comprehensive quality eye care with a personal touch! She believes that communication and patient education are an essential aspect of vision care.
In Dr. Gelb’s free time she enjoys crafting, running, and spending family time with her husband and two young boys.
Occupational Therapist/ Vision Therapist:
JENNIFER HARRIS, OTR/L
Jennifer was born in Chicago and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology. She went on to pursue her career in occupational therapy and received her masters from Rush University Medical Center. Jennifer completed her externship at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago Public School, and Easter Seals
Jennifer has built her experience through outpatient pediatric settings, as well as working within the Chicago Public School System for the last 4 years.
Her objectives include individualizing treatment plans and facilitating progress through the integration of occupational and vision therapy. She strives to promote optimal outcome for therapy through continual communication and consultation with patients, family and caregivers.
In her free time Jennifer enjoys photography and videography, spending time with family, yoga, and traveling.