Dr. Manal Hajali, OD

Dr. Manal Hajali, OD

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Dr. Hajali is board certified by the American board of Optometry, she completed her undergraduate studies and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago, then finished her doctorate degree from Illinois College of Optometry graduating Magna cum Laude. During school, Dr. Hajali was elected to join the Tomb and Key Honor society, and she received an award for clinical excellence. She has gained her training in advanced care and ocular diseases at Kirk Eye Center and Panton Eye Center, where she also got her training in fitting contact lenses including specialty contacts. In addition to her training in pediatrics, vision therapy and low vision at the Illinois Eye institute, Dr. Hajali participated in the pediatric outreach program, where she examined a large number of infants, toddlers, and kids in many Chicago schools and daycares, she also participated in providing exams to patients with special needs in Illinois Center of Rehab and Education and in the Victor Newman Center. She finished her hospital-based externship at Jesse Brown VA medical Center, where she had an excellent training in diagnosing and managing many ocular diseases such as glaucoma. Later on, Dr Hajali was elected to become a faculty as a fellow at the Ophthalmology department in the University of Illinois Medical Center, where she completed a fellowship in hereditary retinal diseases and electrophysiology under the supervision of Dr. Gerald Fishman, where she has trained in providing retinal consultations and analyzing the genetic flow of retinal diseases in patient's families. She investigated several hereditary retinal diseases, and developed research projects and published articles to help in future treatment trials. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, and Illinois Association of Prevention of Blindness. Dr. Hajali's scope of interest includes patients of all ages; she also co-manages patients having laser vision correction or cataract surgeries, including those with bifocal implants. Her primary goal is to deliver the highest level of professional care to all patients in the area.

502 Waverly Dr

Elgin, IL 60120

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Optometry

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)


  • Allergy Treatment
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening
  • Vision Therapy (Orthoptics Therapy)

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of Illinois At Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Illinois College Of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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