Eric Baas, OD, FAAO


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

Phone: 312-949-7193
Office: 2573

Eric Baas
Eric Baas

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.


whyico_circEver 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.



primary eye care, ocular disease, geriatric care and low vision, sports vision


2007  Illinois College of Optometry, Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency
2006  Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2002  University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS


2007-present  Illinois College of Optometry
2009-present  Marketplace Vision
2007-2009  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, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (2007-11)