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Janice McMahon, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor

Phone: 312-949-7323

Why ICO?

ICO is an institution with an ongoing dedication to student success. Adept, informed, well-rounded students become optometric colleagues who build the future of our profession.


Dr. McMahon has been at ICO for more than 12 years and has been involved in multiple services and areas of practice. She mainly works in the Primary Care Service, supervising adult eye exams. She also participates in the Advanced Care Clinic with ophthalmologists specializing in glaucoma, cataracts, oculoplastics and neurologic disease. She spent several years as part of a community clinic externship site and also several years in the Pediatric Outreach program. Dr. McMahon teaches the ocular emergencies course and has worked in laboratories for optometry skills, contact lenses, ophthalmic optics, and injections. She currently sits on several committees at the state level and has ongoing involvement with both state and national organizations.

Special Interests
Primary Eye Care

1999 Illinois College of Optometry Primary Care Residency
1998 Southern College of Optometry, OD


1999-present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards and Honors

2009 Editor’s Commendation, Optometry
2003 ICO Clinician of the Year

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association


Use of High Definition OCT to Elicit Diagnosis of Solar Maculopathy, SECO, March 2011

McMahon JM. The long-term effect of experimental beta-radiation therapy on the human cornea. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye; 30(2007)249-253

McMahon J. and Beckerman S. Testing Safety Eyewear: How Frame and Lens Design Affects Lens Retention. Optometry 2007;78:78-87

Evidence of Glaucomatous Changes in a Patient with Breast Cancer Metastatic to the Eye, AAO, December 2002