Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Fort Wayne Eye Doctor and Staff:
Dr. Faheemah Saeed graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in 2005. After obtaining her optometry degree, she completed her post-graduate residency training in Ocular Disease Management and Low Vision Rehabilitation at ICO.
Dr. Saeed served as an ICO faculty member, advancing to the position of Associate Professor. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Her teaching areas were primary care, low vision rehabilitation and geometric optics in the classroom, the teaching clinic and the laboratory. She received “Faculty of the Year” award in 2015, presented to her by the Student Association of ICO. During her teaching career, she also received various grants and teaching awards including the prestigious “Innovative Teaching award” presented by the American Optometric Foundation.
She has done extensive research involving vision rehabilitation for Hemianopic Vision loss following stroke and trauma and has recently lectured at the Parkview and Lutheran hospitals, to educate the health care teams at both hospitals regarding the latest rehabilitation options for their stroke patients with vision loss. She was invited as the guest speaker to the 9th Annual Stroke-Care-Now-Network Conference in Fort Wayne.
Dr. Saeed has designed elaborate research projects to help resolve vision problems faced by patients with Albinism. She is the first optometrist world-wide to have successfully fit therapeutic tinted contact lenses on legally blind patients with Albinism, enabling them to see well enough to drive.
Dr. Saeed entered private practice as the new owner of Optimal Sight with the goal of offering unique eye care to the Fort Wayne community. She has expanded the services offered at Optimal Sight to include low vision rehabilitation for patients with subnormal vision. Dr. Saeed is assisted by her staff, Melissa and Cynthia, our opticians, each with many years of experience in helping patients select the perfect eyewear. They help Dr. Saeed with the pretesting using our automated equipment and keeping things running at the front desk.
Zeki Nur is Dr. Saeed’s spouse and co-owner of the practice. He oversees Optimal Sight’s financial, business and marketing aspects.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Nur worked as a Consultant and at the Illinois College of Optometry as the Senior Director of Benefits and Compensation. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Finance. He developed two elective courses “Planning/Managing Debt & Career Goals” and “Investment Basics” for the students of ICO.
Mr. Nur is a Fulbright Scholar who received his degree with Honors from Roosevelt University in Actuarial Science. He pursued graduate studies in Actuarial Science at University of Iowa.
Mr. Nur has had the honor of being one of 13 (from among 15,000) Retirement Plan Administrators to serve on the Direct Client Advisory Council of TIAA-CREF (a Fortune 100 Financial Company)
He has provided consultation services to optometric practice owners in setting up their private practices, manage their debt and implement retirement plans for their employees.