Dr. Jeffrey Colegrove was awarded his associate in science degree from Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. He obtained his bachelor's 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.
Dr. Colegrave completed his optometry residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, where he trained in therapeutic optometry. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 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 the 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 that is affiliated with the Southern College of Optometry. 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 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 - Metairie, Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway, and Ochsner Health Center - Covington.
Indiana University School of Optometry - Bloomington, IN
Veterans Administration Hospital - Danville, IL
Veterans Affairs Hospital - Wilmington, DE