Our Alumni

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Jackie Benoit, OD

2019 – 2020 Residency Graduate

jaqueline.benoit@osumc.edu

Jacqueline Benoit is the current Contact Lens and Ocular Disease Resident at The Ohio State Havener Eye Institute. She graduated from the SUNY College of Optometry in May 2019. She was the recipient of the GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award for Outstanding Clinical Proficiency in Contact Lenses, the Beta Sigma Kappa Award for Academic Excellence and the Dr. William M. Eisenberg Memorial Award for Excellence in Ocular Disease. She is currently pursuing her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).

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Marcus Noyes, OD, FAAO, FSLS

2018 – 2019 Residency Graduate 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic
marcus-noyes@uiowa.edu

Marcus Noyes is originally from Cedar Rapids, IA. He completed his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2018, and then a residency in Cornea & Contact Lens/Ocular Disease at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute in 2019. Since then he has achieved Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and Fellowship of the Scleral Lens Society (FSLS).

He currently works at a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology in the Specialty Contact Lens department, and is a member of the Scleral Lens Society fellowship committee.

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Pratik Patel, OD, FAAO

2017 – 2018 Residency Graduate

Instructor in Ophthalmology
Contact Lens and Ocular Disease
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
prp9043@med.cornell.edu

Dr. Pratik Patel is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Optometry. He went on to complete a contact lens and ocular disease residency at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute in 2017-18. He was awarded the Sheldon Weschsler Contact Lens Residency Award at the 2018 American Academy of Optometry conference.

Dr. Patel has moved back to New York City where he is currently a clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology and staff optometrist at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. His focus is anterior segment management and specialty contact lens fittings for patients with corneal and ocular surface disease. He also teaches topics such as refraction and contact lenses to ophthalmology residents. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

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Bita Asghari, OD, FAAO

2016 – 2017 Residency Graduate 

BostonSight PROSE Provider
BAsghari@bostonsight.org

Dr. Asghari is a Southern California native who graduated from Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). During her external rotations at SCCO, she quickly recognized her passion for specialty contact lenses and care of patients with anterior segment diseases. Recognizing the association between ocular surface disease and concomitant ocular pathologies, she decided to complete a residency which focused on specialty contact lenses with emphasis in comprehensive eye care as well as subspecialties of ophthalmology including glaucoma, retina, etc.

Dr. Asghari’s decision to complete a contact lens and ocular disease residency at The Ohio State University’s Havener Eye Institute provided her with the skills, experience and knowledge she carries with her today. Upon completion of her residency, she began working at BostonSight, a nonprofit organization which treats patients with complex corneal diseases through prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) treatment, a highly customized scleral lens fitting and management process. At BostonSight, she serves as adjunct clinical faculty for the students and residents from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), New England College of Optometry (NECO) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI). She continues with her commitment to life-long learning and academia via her involvement in research, publications and lectures.

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Abigail (Graeff) Menner, OD, FAAO, FSLS

2015 – 2016 Residency Graduate

Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
menner.10@osu.edu

Abigail Menner graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2015. She then went on to complete the Contact Lens and Ocular Disease Residency at Havener Eye Institute in 2016. After her residency, Dr. Menner joined Vision Professionals, a private practice in Columbus, Ohio.

She recently joined the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Optometry as an Associated Clinical faculty member. There, she is involved with clinical education with an emphasis on contact lenses, primary care, and clinical research. She also is involved with the STAPLE (Soft Toric and Presbyopic Lens Education) Program, where she speaks at Optometry schools educating students about soft contact lenses. She also continues to practice at Vision Professionals seeing specialty contact lens patients. She is a Fellow of The American Academy of Optometry as well as the Scleral Lens Education Society.

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Stephanie Pisano, OD, FAAO, FSLS

2014 – 2015 Residency Graduate

Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
stephanie.pisano@osumc.edu

Dr. Stephanie Pisano completed her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2014. After graduating, she went on to complete a residency in Cornea & Contact Lens/Ocular Disease at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute in 2015. Upon completion of her residency, she joined the Department of Ophthalmology as a full time faculty member and clinical assistant professor.

Dr. Pisano is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (FSLS) and the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). Her clinic focuses on anterior segment disease and specialty contact lenses for patients with various corneal conditions and ocular surface disease. She is preceptor for The Ohio State University College of Optometry fourth year extern program and teaches ophthalmology residents as well.

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