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.