Lester Efianayi, OD
RESIDENT - GRAND RAPIDS
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 in 2021. 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.
Dr. Efianayi’s passion for developmental optometry stemmed from his personal experience with binocular vision disorders. He is beyond excited and motivated to help patients reach their full potential through vision therapy and rehabilitation.
Dr. Efianayi is from Manchester, Connecticut. When he is not in the office, he enjoys exercising and instructing virtual and live personal training classes, flying his drone, cooking, and trying new food