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Stephanie Fromstein, OD, FAAO


Assistant Professor

Email: sfromstein@ico.edu
Phone: (312)949-7733
Office: 2007

Stephanie Fromstein
Stephanie Fromstein

Dr. Fromstein completed her undergraduate education at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, earning her Bachelor of Science. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida and pursued a residency in Cornea and Contact Lens at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Dr. Fromstein spends her time in clinical education. She works with second, third and fourth year students and residents in the Cornea and Contact Lens, Primary Care, and Urgent Care services in their clinical rotations. She is also involved in laboratory (basic and specialty contact lenses) and didactic education (Ocular Disease 1).

ICO provides a unique clinical experience, exposing students to patient care early on in their careers. They help to manage the complex clinical cases that are a mainstay of the Illinois Eye Institute, and graduate ready to take on the same. Combined with a solid didactic program and based in the wonderful city of Chicago, the ICO experience is a rich and rewarding one.

Special Interests

Cornea and contact lens, primary eye care, urgent eye care

Education

2014 Illinois College of Optometry, Cornea and Contact Lens
2013 Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Optometry
2009 McGill University, Bachelor of Science

Experience

2014-Present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards and Honors

Primary Care Clinical Achievement Award recipient for excellence in primary care
American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section resident writing competition winner
Merit-based scholarship, Nova Southeastern University

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
American Optometric Association – Staff Writer
American Academy of Optometry
Canadian Association of Optometry

Publications

Tear break-up time: practical or passé? Fromstein SR. American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section Newsletter. Electronically Published February 2014. 

Microbial keratitis with extended wear: a multifactorial mechanism. American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section Newsletter. Electronically Published September 2013.