Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Prayag Shah has been providing Rockford with quality eye care since 2007. After graduating second in his class at Elgin High School, he was accepted directly into a seven year optometry program at Gannon University.
Dr. Shah received his O.D. degree in 2002 at Illinois College of Optometry. After completing a residency in ocular disease at Illinois Eye Institute, he served as clinical professor at the College of Optometry for two years. In 2008, he started Shah Vision Consultants and has enjoyed building a loyal and extensive patient base. In 2015 Shah Vision Consultants was given a patient choice award winner for optometry by Opencare. Dr. Shah still resides in his hometown of Elgin where he enjoys his time with his wife and three wonderful children. He also enjoys rooting for the Bears, Cubs and Bulls!
Our latest addition to the Shah Vision Consultants team is Dr. Dixit Patel. He is a Chicago native through and through. He grew up in Itasca, IL and eventually chose to pursue his undergraduate education at Loyola University Chicago. While there, he received two Bachelor’s degrees in molecular biology and business management. Soon after, he attended Illinois College of Optometry for his Doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Patels clinical interests are dry eye therapy, vision therapy for patients with “lazy eyes” and specialty contact lens for abnormal corneas after transplants, or patients with keratoconus.
Outside of work, you can find Dr. Patel spending time with family and friends with his wife at their home in Des Plaines; trying new food in the city, or Chicago sporting events.