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Lester Efianayi OD

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Dr. Efianayi graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He continued his education at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), where he received his Doctorate of Optometry. While attending ICO, he was an inaugural member of ICO's Black Student Union. He was also a member of the National Optometric Student Association and Gold Key International Honor Society.

He was recognized and honored with several awards for leadership and service to the community. As a student, Dr. Efianayi orchestrated a successful vision screening mission trip to his grandfather's village of Egba community, Edo State Nigeria, and is the co-creator of the Inspirational mural and Seeing Is Believing: Black Doctors Matter featured in Chicago, Illinois.

After graduating from ICO, Dr. Efianayi completed a residency program in Vision Rehabilitation with emphasis on Vision Therapy, Vision Rehabilitation, and Pediatric Optometry.


Dr. Efianayi's passion for developmental optometry stemmed from his personal experience with binocular vision disorders.

In addition to being a developmental optometrist, Dr. Efianayi has experience working with athletes to improve their performance through optimizing their visual efficiency and information processing, as a sports vision optometrist. He is currently working towards completing a fellowship with both the College of Optometrist in Vision Development as well as the International Sports Vision Association.


He is beyond excited and motivated to help patients reach their full potential through vision therapy and rehabilitation.

Dr. Efianayi is from Manchester, Connecticut. His hobbies include exercising and instructing virtual and live personal training classes, flying his drone, and “do it yourself” projects!

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