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Janelle J. Brown, OD


Augustana College – Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Spanish minor, with Honors 2011

Illinois College of Optometry – Doctor of Optometry, with Honors 2015


Member American Optometric Association

Member Illinois Optometric Association

Member Bloomington Regional Optometric Society

A Pontiac-native, Dr. Brown excitedly returned to the area following graduation as an associate optometrist for Pontiac Family Eye Care and Fairbury Vision Center. She became a partner of the practice in January of 2017 with the retirement of Dr. Robin Coady from the Fairbury office. Dr. Brown sees patients in our Pontiac and Fairbury locations.

Her training at clinics throughout the Chicagoland area have provided Dr. Brown with extensive knowledge on the diagnosis and management of various ocular diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease. Throughout her training, she has also developed interests in Contact Lenses, Pediatrics/Vision Therapy, Low Vision, and Post-Surgical Management. During optometry school, she was the recipient of various scholarships and honors recognizing her academic and clinical achievements, commitment to the profession, and service to the community.

Dr. Brown resides in Lexington with her husband Corey and their two dogs and reptile pets. She serves on the board of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Fairbury Rotary Club. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and walking her dogs.