Dr. Jeffrey M. Pietrzyk

  • Dr.
    Jeffrey M. Pietrzyk

    Doctor Jeffrey M. Pietrzyk was born in Chicago and raised in the south suburbs. He attended Victor J. Andrew High School and Loyola University of Chicago. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 2001 and completed a post-graduate optometric residency program in ocular disease management at the prestigious Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

    Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Jeff accepted a position with Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in Louisville, KY. This experience prepared him to handle challenging and unusual ocular diseases, as well as surgical pre- and post-operative cases.

    Passionate about teaching, Dr. Jeff aided in the education of future and present optometrists while serving on the continuing education committee of the Kentucky Optometric Association. He has given several educational lectures to various groups including fellow doctors, optometry students, and nursing students. He continues to dedicate speaking time to students at local high schools who are interested in the profession of optometry. He is currently a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. 

    Illinois Eye Associates was founded in 2006 by Dr. Jeff and his wife, Dr. Christa Pietrzyk, also an Optometrist. They moved to Manhattan in December 2005 and remain active in the community they serve. Dr. Jeff was appointed to the board for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce in 2006. He served as President during the 2008-2009 term. In 2007, Dr. Jeff was appointed to the School Board for Manhattan District 114. In 2009 he was re-elected to the board for a four year term.  He served as the School Board President the final two years of his term.  Dr. Jeff did not run for re-election following the 2012-2013 school year to focus on his patients and growing family. In May of 2014 he attained Diplomate status with the American Board of Optometry, signaling his commitment to continuing his professional development.

    Loyola University Chicago  (Chicago, IL) - Bachelor of Science (1996)

    Illinois College of Optometry  (Chicago, IL) - Bachelor of Science, Visual Science (1999)
    Doctor of Optometry (2001)

    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute  (Miami, FL) -  Optometric Residency in Ocular Disease    2002

    American Optometric Association
    Illinois Optometric Association
    American Board of Optometry (Board Certified/Diplomate)