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Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A


Phone: 312-949-7282

Why ICO?

The Illinois College of Optometry’s mission is “Excellence in Clinical Education.” All we do is built upon these four words. All we do for our students, our patients and the profession of optometry is built upon these four words. We mean excellence you can measure. ICO has routinely performed better than other schools on NBEO examinations. Our faculty and students offer excellent care, as measured by patient surveys. And our faculty is recognized for their excellence in all areas, as measured by the awards, recognition and international presentations they are asked to give. Excellence. That is why future students should join ICO’s family.


Dr. Maino specializes in children and adults with binocular vision problems, vision therapy, vision information processing anomalies, and those with a wide range of disabilities including traumatic brain injury, genetic anomalies, and other developmental disabilities. He is often utilized by the American Optometric Association as an expert on various topics from children’s vision to how the visual system is affected in the digital age. He has authored approximately 200 books, chapters and articles, and has given more than 100 presentations worldwide. Dominick is currently the associate, consulting, and/or contributing editor/manuscript reviewer for numerous publications. The British Medical Association awarded his book, Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs (Lippincott) first prize in the Health and Social Care category. Dr. Maino is in private practice in Chicago at Lyons Family Eye Care. His research interests include special populations, pediatrics, and binocular vision dysfunction. He is also interested in the arts, sings tenor (with various choirs,) and serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Filament Theatre in Chicago.

Special Interests
Pediatrics, binocular vision, strabismus/amblyopia, optometric vision therapy, patients with special needs (developmental disability, vision related learning problems, acquired brain injury, etc.)

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education, MEd
Illinois College of Optometry, Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Residency
Illinois College of Optometry, OD
Beloit College, BA


Illinois College of Optometry
Lyons Family Eye Care

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice
Leonardo Da Vinci Award of Excellence in Medicine, Order Sons of Italy
A.M. Skeffington Award, College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry Fellow
Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
Medical Advisory Board, Easter Seal Society of Metropolitan Chicago


Taub M, Bartuccio M, Maino D. (Eds) Visual Diagnosis and Care of The Patient with Special Needs; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Maino D, Schlange D. Improving vision function in the patient with traumatic brain injury. Published Abstract/Poster accepted by The International Brain Injury Association’s Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, Edinburgh, Scotland 3/12.

Schlange D, Maino D, Caden B. The Fischer Fixtest for Fixation and Saccade Reaction Time Differentiates Between Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Adult Patients. Published Abstract/Paper presentation at the College of Optometrists in Vision Development annual meeting Las Vegas, NV 10/11.

AOA Project Team Member: See Well, Learn Well: 3D in the Classroom.

Maino D. You can help your Patients See 3-D. Rev Optom. 2011;148(10):54-63.

Schlange D, Caden B, Maino D. The Interrelationship of Five Oculomotor Diagnostic Tests and their Associated Binocular Vision Correlates. Published abstract American Academy of Optometry meeting, Boston, MA 10/11

Maino D. The number of placebo controlled, double blind, prospective, and randomized strabismus surgery outcome clinical trials: none!. Optom Vis Dev. 2011;42(3):135-138.

Maino D, Chase C. Asthenopia: A Technology Induced Visual Impairment. Rev Optometry. 2011;June Supplement Part 2: 28-35.

Pang Y, Trachimowicz R, Castells D, Goodfellow GW, Maino DM. Optic Nerve Heads in Pediatric African Americans Using Retina Tomography. Optom Vis Sci. 2009 Dec;86(12):1346-51.

Maino DM. Viola, SG, Donati R. The Etiology of Autism. Opt Vis Dev 2009:(40)3:150-156.

Viola SG, Maino DM. Brain anatomy, electrophysiology and visual function/perception in children within the autism spectrum disorder. Opt Vis Dev 2009;40(3):157-163.

RJ Donati RJ, Maino DM, Bartell H, Kieffer M. Polypharmacy and the Lack of Oculo-Visual Complaints from those with Mental Illness and Dual Diagnosis.Optometry 2009;80:249-254.

Maino D. Neuroplasticity: Teaching an Old Brain New Tricks. Rev Optom 2009. 46(1):62-64,66-70.

Berry-Kravis E, Krause SE, Block SS, Guter S. Wuu J, Leurgans S, Decle P, Potanos E, Cook E, Salt J, Maino D, et al Effect of the AMPAKINE® COMPOUND CX516 on cognition and behavior in Fragile X syndrome. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2006; (5): 525–540

Maino D. Overview of special populations. In Scheiman M, Rouse M. (eds) Optometric management of learning related vision problems. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc. 2006;85-106.

Maino D, Steele G, Tahir S, Sajja R, Attitudes of optometry students toward individuals with disabilities. Optom Ed 2002;27(2): 45-50

Maino D. The young child with developmental disabilities: An introduction to mental retardation and genetic syndromes. In Moore BD (ed) Eye care for infants and young children. Butterworth–Heinemann, Newton, MA.1997:285-300.

Maino D (ed). Diagnosis and Management of Special Populations. Mosby-Yearbook Inc St. Louis, MO. 1995.

Maino D, King R. Oculo-visual dysfunction in the Fragile X syndrome. In Hagerman R, McKenzie P (eds). 1992 International Fragile X Conference Proceedings. Spectra Publishing Co., Dillon, CO, 1992:71-8.

Maino D, Wesson M, Schlange D, Cibis G, Maino J. Optometric findings in the fragile X syndrome. Optom Vis Sci 1991;68:634-40.