Shelly Jain

Shelly Jain, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology

Appointments: (614) 293-8116

About Me

I'm an ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma. I chose this specialty because I love the one-on-one relationships physicians have with their patients. I enjoy getting to know people and improving their quality of life.

I chose to work at Ohio State for many reasons. As an Ohio native, I take pride in our state and its people. When I was a medical student, a family member came to Ohio State and received excellent care. I was impressed with the physician’s ability and compassion. I wanted to be a part of that.

I've always appreciated how procedures like refraction and cataract surgery improve vision. But I was drawn to multifaceted ocular diseases, such as glaucoma. I enjoy the long-term relationships with patients and families as I work with them throughout their treatment.

Preventing vision loss is rewarding. I screen patients to see if they have early signs of glaucoma or other diseases. Early detection helps prevent vision loss.

My patients receive the best possible care. My goal is to give them a thorough eye exam, explain what’s going on, address any fears and answer all of their questions.


  • Developing new targeted glaucoma therapies
  • Co-authored book chapters on glaucoma
  • Research interests include glaucoma, ocular hypertension and imaging
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Ophthalmology – Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optic Nerve Diseases
  • Eye Injuries
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Optic Nerve Injuries
  • Eye Hemorrhage
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
  • Hordeolum
  • Keratoconjunctivitis, Infectious
  • Conjunctivitis, Viral
  • Eye Pain
  • Photophobia
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Optic Disk Drusen
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic
  • Papilledema
  • Aniridia
  • Exfoliation Syndrome
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • Optic Atrophies, Hereditary
  • Wolfram Syndrome
  • Optic Atrophy, Autosomal Dominant
  • Optic Atrophy, Hereditary, Leber
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma, Angle-Closure
  • Glaucoma, Neovascular
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle
  • Low Tension Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Hypotension
  • Cataract

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine


Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010


Wills Eye Hospital
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

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Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

My Department



294 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2018

best doctor I have ever had!!!

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2018

confident, informed, very friendly

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Always concerned questions regarding my eye & general health concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Took even more time with me than usual. Provided tests I needed immediately and provided results immediately to help me make decisions. Offered very good recommendations. Best eye exam I have had in many years. So glad I switched to Dr. Jain this year for my eye care.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Dr. Jain is a very gentle doctor and a very caring person.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2018

very professional, kind, and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2018

there was nothing bad, all went well.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

She was very soft and very concerned.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Jain has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.