Faculty Directory

Jeffrey D. Perotti

Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Fiscal Affairs

Jeffrey D. Perotti

OP 501


  • MS–1986 (Indiana University)
  • OD–1997 (Indiana University)
Courses Taught

V552–Anterior Segment Examination Techniques

V653–Posterior Segment Examination Techniques

V740 – Ocular Disease V:  Advanced Clinical Procedures

V680, V786, V787, V788, and V789–Optometry Clinics


Jeffrey D. Perotti received his B.A. in Chemistry from Wabash College in 1983 and an M.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University in 1986. He taught computer science at DePauw University until 1992 before deciding to change careers. In 1997 he received his O.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry and completed a fellowship at Eye Surgeons of Indiana the following year.

After working at a refractive surgery center in Indianapolis for several months, he shifted to the United States Public Health Service where he provided primary eye care to members of the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana, and to members of the San Carlos Apache Reservation in San Carlos, Arizona.

He returned to Bloomington in June of 2001, and soon thereafter joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Optometry part time as Chief of Rural Health Clinics. In January of 2006 he became a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor. He has served the school as Community Outreach Director - coordinating all of the outreach activities of the School of Optometry - for several years before turning his attention to teaching our Anterior Segment Examination Techniques and Posterior Segment Examination Techniques courses. He also teaches in our clinical courses.

Dr. Perotti is a member of the American Optometric Association, and has served three terms as the President of the Stonebelt Optometric Society of the Indiana Optometric Association, and was accepted as the first optometrist in the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Fellowship program in 2008. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Indiana Optometric Association in 2010.