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Eric Baas, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor; Chief, Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging

Phone: 312-949-7193

Why ICO?

Ever since I was a student at ICO I knew that I wanted to return as a full-time faculty member. The clinical education is unrivaled and the faculty, staff and administration work as a cohesive unit to ensure that every single student is provided the tools they need to become a successful optometrist. My current position allows me to utilize both my clinical and administrative skills in an academic setting and I am excited to be a part of the ICO/IEI team.


Upon completing his bachelors degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Baas received his optometric and residency training at ICO, where he has been a part-time faculty member since 2007. In 2009 Dr. Baas founded Marketplace Vision, a private practice, where he continues to see patients and manage the office. He is active with the IEI Sports Vision Service conducting vision screenings and providing care for collegiate and professional athletes in the Chicago area. Dr. Baas is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has lectured on numerous topics in practice management.

Special Interests
Primary Eye Care, Ocular Disease, Geriatric Care and Low Vision, Sports Vision

2007 ICO:IEI – Residency-Primary Care and Ocular Disease
2006 Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2002 University of Wisconsin-Madison B.S. Biology


2009-present Co-Founder and President, Marketplace Vision
2007-2012 Assistant Clinical Instructor, ICO
2007-2009 Associate, Southland Eye

Awards and Honors

2006 Lawrence P. Feigenbaum Clinical Optometry Award
2006 Richard J. O’Brien II Memorial Award
2006 Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship
2006 Award for Clinical Excellence
2006 Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society
2006 Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Board Member, Guild for the Blind (2010-11)
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (2007-11)