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Denise Alexopoulos, OD

Instructor of Optometry


Why ICO?

As an ICO student, I had the most incredible faculty and mentors. I wanted to be part of the team that makes the ICO experience so amazing for the next generation of ODs. My ultimate goal is to make as much of an impact on our students’ lives and careers as my mentors made on mine.


After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Alexopoulos began her optometric journey at ICO, where she discovered her love for pediatric eye care. She completed the Pediatric & Infant Vision Residency at the SUNY College of Optometry, gaining valuable experience in both a university-based clinic and a high-volume hospital. She has now joined the ICO faculty full time as a clinical attending for third and fourth year students.

Special Interests
Pediatrics/Binocular Vision, Infant Vision, Children with Special Needs
SUNY College of Optometry, OD Illinois College of Optometry Loyola University Chicago
University Eye Center, New York, NY Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Awards and Honors
Cribb Leadership & Service Award, May 2017 Faculty Scholarship, May 2017 Polly Flink Eastland Memorial Award, May 2017 Richard J. O’Brien II Memorial Award, May 2017 Summa Cum Laude Honors, May 2017 Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Member, February 2017 – Present Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship, March 2016 Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Member, August 2014 – May 2017 Tomb & Key Honor Society, Member, August 2014 – May 2017
Professional Organizations
New York State Optometric Association, OSCONY Young Advocate Committee Representative InfantSee, Provider American Optometric Association, Member College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Member American Academy of Optometry, Member 
Effect of Pinhole Size on Visual Acuity, Illinois College of Optometry, December 2015 – May 2016