Hemali Dave, O.D.

" I believe in comprehensive eye care. "

-Hemali Dave, O.D. 

Dr. Dave joined Midwest Center for Sight in 2015 and provides comprehensive eye exams, chronic and acute ocular disease management, surgical co-management, and specialty contact lens fittings.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, earning a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.  She went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL, and has practiced optometry in the Chicagoland area since 2005.

During her formal training, she completed externships in a variety of practice settings,that enabled her to work closely with diverse patient populations and ultimately gain valuable patient care experiences.  She completed a primary care rotation at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, where she focused on diagnosing and treating ocular diseases.  She also completed an externship at the Kirk Eye Center, a group ophthalmology practice in River Forest, IL, where she participated in comprehensive eye examinations, specialty contact lens fittings, cataract evaluations, and Lasik pre- and post-operative visits.  Additionally, she completed externships at the Chicago Lighthouse and the Illinois Eye Institute, that allowed her to build a strong understanding in treating a broad patient base ranging from geriatric to pediatric  patients.

Dr. Dave enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their 2 children and their extended family.  She also enjoys travelling, reading, and giving back to the community. She has volunteered her time at the Community Health free clinic in Chicago's West Town neighborhood, providing comprehensive eye exam to diabetic patients.  In addition, she has participated in numerous OneSight Vision Clinics to provide free eye exams and prescription glasses to Chicago school children.


Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
Doctor of Optometry, May 2005

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, May 2001

Professional Experience

 The Midwest Center for sight 2015-present

 Dougal, McClellan, & Sullivan Eye Associates, Chicago, IL 2007-2015

Volunteer Experience

Community Health, Chicago, IL - August 2010 to May 2011

One Sight, Chicago, IL - October 2005 to May 2007

Clinical Externships/Experience

Lossman Eye Care Associates, Lake Zurich, IL - February 2005 to May 2005
Contact Lens Externship

Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL - November 2004 to February 2005
Pediatric Optometry

Ocular Disease Service

Jesse Brown V.A. Hospital, Chicago, IL - August 2004 to November 2004
Primary Care Externship

Kirk Eye Center, River Forest, IL - May 2004 to August 2004
Ocular Disease Externship


  • Spanish-basic conversational proficiency
  • Gujarati-fluent

Our Location
The Midwest Center for Sight

8901 West Golf Road • Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Please park in the back of the building.
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