Jeffrey Colegrove, OD

Head of Optometry

Dr. Colegrove was awarded his associate in science degree from Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. He obtained his bachelors degree in anatomical sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his optometry degree with honors from Indiana University. During his tenure at Indiana University, Dr. Colegrove completed an optometry student externship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville, Illinois, and a low vision externship at the Illinois Street Eye Clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana. He completed his optometry residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, where he trained in therapeutic optometry. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry since 1996. He joined Ochsner in 1993 as a staff optometrist and has self initiated and developed and is the current director of an optometry extern rotation with the Southern College of Optometry and the Illinois College of Optometry. He has adjunct faculty status with Southern College of Optometry and the Illinois College of Optometry. During his tenure at Ochsner, Dr. Colegrove has established a primary care optometry residency program at Ochsner that is affiliated with the Illinois College of Optometry. He holds therapeutic optometry licenses in Louisiana, Indiana, and Delaware and is a member of the American Optometric Association. In his daily practice Dr. Colegrove incorporates ocular therapeutics along with routine eye care and all types of contact lens fittings. He is involved in lecturing and grand rounds instruction for the ophthalmology residents. In addition to his low vision externship, Dr. Colegrove completed a low vision course at Lighthouse International in 1998, has been instrumental in developing an optical shop display of current low vision aids. He also conducts monthly low vision clinics. Dr. Colegrove practices at the Ochsner Health Center in Metairie, Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway, and the Ochsner Health Center in Covington.

Medical School

Indiana University School of Optometry

Internship

Veterans Administration Hospital, Danville, Illinois'

Residency

Veterans Affairs Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware

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