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Katherine Lynch, OD, FAAO

Phone: 312-949-7740

Assistant Professor; Externship Educational Coordinator


After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in both Zoology and Spanish, Dr. Lynch pursued her optometric education at the New England College of Optometry. She completed her residency at the VA West Haven, in Ocular Disease and Low Vision, with an additional focus in Acquired Brain Injury. Didactically, Dr. Lynch works in the first year Optometric Skills Sequence, Vision Rehabilitation, and Injections Laboratories. When in clinic, she works with third and fourth year students in Primary Eye Care, Advanced Care, and the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center for Vision and Aging. Dr. Lynch is involved in resident clinical education and serves in the Urgent Care Service.

Special Interests
Ocular disease, low vision, acquired brain injury

Veterans Affair Connecticut Healthcare System-West Haven, Ocular Disease and Low Vision Residency
New England College of Optometry, OD
University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS


Illinois College of Optometry

Awards and Honors

2012 William Feinbloom Low Vision Award

Professional Organizations
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member and ICO IOA Chapter President, Illinois Optometric Association