Dr. Janelle OD received her undergraduate degree in biology from the Xavier University of Louisiana. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Janelle OD matriculated to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she received her Doctorate in Optometry in 2006. Her passions include Dry eye disease, Ocular aesthetics, Diabetic eye disease, and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Janelle is the Founder and CEO of Brilliant Eyes Vision Center and Premier Dry Eye Spa in Marietta, Ga. Dr. Janelle OD and her office have been featured in numerous national optometric publications, she was featured on the 2011 Cover of Women in Optometry magazine. She is a highly respected speaker and lecturer among the community and her colleagues recently hosting a webinar entitled “How to Build an Eye Spa” for Black Eye Care Perspective. Dr. Janelle is a STEM advocate and mentor. Her office is also a current internship site for the Work-Based Learning Program at McEachern High School, providing over 5000 hours of mentorship and healthcare experience for junior and senior students, since 2011. She also serves as a CTAE Healthcare Board Advisor for Cobb County Schools.
Dr. Janelle is a STEM champion for minority youth. Co-founding S.C.O.R.E., INC. 501c3 non-profit with her younger sister, Dr. Joya DDS. Their nonprofit aims to expose, empower and encourage minority high school girls to pursue STEM careers. Since establishment in 2017 the organization has awarded $10,000k in scholarship and 15 high school juniors have matriculated through the healthcare summer internship programs.
Dr. Janelle OD is a highly respected industry leader served as a Georgia Optometric Association Board of Trustee for the greater Atlanta District in 2014. She is a proud member of the National Optometric Association and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Zeta Omega Chapter.
She is an award-winning optometrist receiving the 2018 Xavier University of Louisiana 40 under 40 award, 2019 National Coalition 100 Black Women: Women of Impact Award for Health, and 2019 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Cluster V Eva Bonner Youth Mentoring Award.
Her charitable contributions include annual donations to Must Ministries, Optometry Gift of Site, the Lions Club and S.C.O.R.E., INC.
Dr. Janelle is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is a proud wife and mother of two children.