Dr. Sony Thomas, OD, FAAO
Dr. Sony Thomas grew up in Des Plaines, Illinois. After completing his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois- Chicago (UIC), he earned his doctorate from the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.
Upon graduation, Dr. Thomas moved to Tallahassee, Florida to complete a one-year residency at the Tallahassee Veteran’s Affairs Hospital where he served our nation’s Veterans. After completing his residency, Dr. Thomas stayed on as staff optometrist for another year before moving back to the Chicagoland area to be closer to his family.
In 2018, Dr. Thomas received his fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). He has special interest in medical optometry managing ocular disease, dry eye syndrome, hard to fit contact lenses, and surgical co-management.
During his free time, Dr. Thomas enjoys traveling, playing basketball, scuba diving, and photography.
Dr. Avjit Shahi, OD
Dr. Avjit Shahi completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola University – Chicago majoring in biology. Dr. Shahi received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. During her clinical internships, Dr. Shahi rotated through the University of Kentucky, William Chappell Jr. Veteran Outpatient Clinic in Daytona Beach, FL, and the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago.
Upon graduation, Dr. Shahi pursued her residency at the Louis Stokes Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio where she worked with our nation’s Veterans. She specialized in ocular disease. Dr. Shahi has a special interest in contact lenses, and the management of ocular conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye and diabetic/macular degeneration conditions.
Dr. Shahi is an Illinois native and returned home after residency to continue her career in private practice.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Shahi loves to travel, read, exercise, spend time with family, and enjoys a good cupcake!