Faheemah Saeed, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor

Email: fsaeed@ico.edu
Phone: 312-949-7118
Office: 2012

Faheemah Saeed
Faheemah Saeed

Dr. Saeed joined the ICO faculty in 2006 after completing her residency training in low vision rehabilitation and ocular disease management. Since then, she has been involved in both clinical care and didactic teaching in the area of geometric and physical optics and low vision rehabilitation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and enjoys designing and participating in clinical research projects related to low vision rehabilitation.

The Illinois College of Optometry offers our students the most thorough and extensive clinical experience by involving them in clinical care from their first professional year. Being involved in didactic teaching myself, I know how much ICO emphasizes critical thinking and clinical applications of all concepts learned from day one. From student’s perspective, the course content is more meaningful and interesting when clinical applications are emphasized, allowing them to appreciate the relevance of the subject matter. When I selected ICO as a student in 2001, the College’s exceptional results in National Board Examinations and extensive clinical training were the key factors that helped me in making my decision. After completing my training at ICO and now serving as a faculty member, I know that I made the right choice. ICO still strives to provide the best education in optometry.


Low vision rehabilitation, ocular disease management, primary eye care


2006  Illinois College of Optometry/Spectrios Low Vision Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease Management Residency
2005  Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2001  University of Calgary, BS


2006-present  Illinois College of Optometry

Awards and Honors

2005  William Feinbloom Low Vision Award
2001-2004  Illinois College of Optometry Presidential Award
2001-2004  Beta Sigma Kappa
1999-2000 Recognition of Academic Achievement by University of Calgary Alumni

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Member, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness


Saeed, F. Nonsimultaneous bilateral nonrhegmatogenous retinal detachments presenting as a complication of panuveitis in the setting of idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome.Optometry. 2011 Dec; 82(12):728-38.

Pang Y, Gabriel H, Frantz KA, Saeed F. A Prospective study of different test targets for near point of convergence. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2010 May;30(3):298-303