Meet Dr. Shah
Dr. Parisha Shah is a fellowship-trained optometrist who earned her doctor of optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She graduated with honors and began practicing in Chicago immediately after graduation. Dr. Shah is an optometrist at our eye care center, an active member of the American Optometric Association, and a member of the Illinois Optometric Association. Dr. Shah believes that trust between the patient and the doctor plays an important role in optometry, and she goes above and beyond to connect with each person on a deeply personal level when they walk through our doors.
Training and Experience
Dr. Parisha Shah is a medically oriented optometrist that provides comprehensive eye care. She has a particular interest in ocular disease, pre- and post-operative surgical care, and dry eye management. In addition, she has extensive experience with specialty contact lens fittings for various corneal diseases and myopia control via orthokeratology.
Dr. Shah understands the importance of creating a trusting patient-doctor relationship and strives to connect with each of her patients on a personal level.
Dr. Shah completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 2008. She then went on to receive her doctor of optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 2012. Here, she received honors for excellent patient care during her clinical rotations and graduated cum laude honors. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and Illinois Optometric Association.
Dr. Shah has been practicing in the Chicagoland area since 2012 and currently lives with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and above all, spending time with her friends and family.
"Had a great experience each time I’ve been here. I was having an eye issue that I went to five other physicians about that were not able to help me and Dr. Shah was able to quickly diagnose the problem and I’ve had no issues since! The rest of the staff was also very friendly and efficient. Had little to no wait time for my appointments. Would definitely recommend to others!!"
"Spark notes version: I received kind, prompt, and expert care here. The ladies at reception are downright wonderful and, though a few times there was a little wait, it was generally no more than 10 minutes or so. The office is clean and staff is friendly; I saw Dr. Shah who was incredibly knowledgeable and who inspired confidence that I was receiving excellent care. The story: At the start of the year, I had sudden and severe pain in my left eye--I'm not one to go to doctors (yes, yes, i know I should), but this was beyond "wait and let it heal." I went to the urgent care and they assumed I had severe pink eye. After a week of treatment and worsening conditions (I could no longer open my eye, and when I forced it open, I couldn't see out of it. I really thought I was going to go blind in my left eye) they finally referred to Lotus Eye Care. I was almost immediately diagnosed with Iritis (inflammation in the eye). Dr. Shah was amazing; she prescribed a couple different eye drops and monitored the situation closely over a couple months. The pain (not to mention emotional) relief was almost instantaneous. Everything throughout my healing process was explained to me and I really felt that I knew what was going on and why certain treatments were prescribed, etc. Would definitely recommend."
"Loved the environment and the people. Dr. SHAH WAS AWESOME! I wish I had found them years ago."
"All the staff working here was great. We ended up stepping my lens strength down because I thought my last eye doctor got it wrong. Dr. Christine is a good listener."
"Dr. Tepper took me of glaucoma meds that my previous doctor prescribed to me. He effectively controlled my eye pressure with meds that were much less caustic and much less expensive. Dr. Tepper is very through and attentive. He is also just a sincerely good person. Highly recommend him."