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Daniel K. Roberts, OD, PhD


Phone: 312-949-7318

Why ICO?

Excellent clinical training environment with supportive faculty and programs.


Dr. Roberts has served as a full-time faculty member at ICO since 1987, and since then he has participated in clinical instruction, administration and research activities. He holds the rank of professor at the College, and he also has adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Ophthalmology and at the UIC School of Public Health, where he teaches epidemiologic methods.

Special Interests
Primary eye care, epidemiology; primary research include glaucoma, with emphasis on pigmentary glaucoma and pigment dispersion ocular syndromes, and infrared imaging techniques for examination of the iris.

University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD
University of Michigan, MS
VA Medical Center, Danville, Ill., residency
Indiana University School of Optometry, OD
Indiana University, BS


1987-present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards and Honors

2011 Excellence in Education Award, Illinois College of Optometry
1991, 1996-1997 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, Illinois College of Optometry
1988-1992, 1996-1997 Professionalism Award, Illinois College of Optometry

Professional Organizations

Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Academy Optometry
Member, Illinois Chapter of American Academy Optometry
Member, Optometric Glaucoma Society

Roberts DK, Yang Y, Lukic AS, Wilensky JT, Wernick MN. Iris transillumination defect spectrum in pigment dispersion syndrome. JSM Ophthalmol 2014.Roberts DK, Teitelbaum BA, Castells DD, Winters JE, Wilensky JT. Anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, and related measures in African-American females with long anterior zonules: a matched study with control for refractive error. J Glaucoma 2014.

Roberts DK, Newman TL, Roberts MF, Wilensky JT. Remnants of the anterior vasculosa lentis and age-related long anterior lens zonules. J Glaucoma 2013.

Roberts DK, Ayyagari R, McCarthy B, Xie H, Davis F, Wilensky JT. Investigating ocular dimensions in African-Americans with long anterior zonules. J Glaucoma 2013;22:393-7.

Roberts DK, Wilensky JT. Long anterior lens zonules. Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2012;40:764-6.

Roberts DK, Lukic A, Yang Y, Wilensky JT, Wernick M. Multispectral diagnostic imaging of the iris in pigment dispersion syndrome. J Glaucoma 2012;21:351-7.

Roberts DK, Yang Y, Lukic A, Wilensky JT, Wernick M. Quantification of pupil parameters in diseased and normal eyes with digital near infrared iris transillumination imaging. Ophthalmic Surg, Lasers Imaging 2012;43:196-204.

Roberts DK, Lukic A, Yang Y, Moroi SE, Wilensky JT, Wernick M. Novel observations and potential applications using digital infrared iris imaging. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging 2009;40:207-16.

Roberts DK, Ayyagari R, Moroi SE. Possible association between long anterior lens zonules and plateau iris configuration. J Glaucoma 2008;17:393-6.

Roberts DK, Wernick MN. Infrared imaging technique may help demonstrate iris transillumination defects in blacks who show other pigment dispersion syndrome clinical signs. J Glaucoma 2007;16:440-7.