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Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment; Coordinator, Private Practice Clerkship

Phone: 312-949-7016
Office: 2110

Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD
Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD

Dr. Goodfellow joined the ICO faculty in 2001, and he currently teaches physiological optics, instructs a variety of pediatrics/binocular vision laboratories, and coordinates the Private Practice Clerkship. He is an attending optometrist in the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Service of the Illinois Eye Institute. Dr. Goodfellow has served as the site coordinator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigators Group as well as the chief of the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Service. Dr. Goodfellow lives in Beecher, Illinois, with his wife and four children.


ICO offers an outstanding, well-rounded clinical education. As the oldest optometry school, ICO has a rich network of resources that encourages top-notch teaching and patient care. I’ve always felt a calling to work with students. Although I’ve enjoyed my interactions with a wide variety of other schools, ICO continues to be the best choice for optometry students, and I cannot imagine teaching anyplace else.


Pediatrics/binocular vision, optics


2002  Illinois College of Optometry Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Residency
2001  Illinois College of Optometry, OD
1997  Benedictine University, BS


2001-present  Illinois College of Optometry

Awards and Honors

2012  American Optometric Association Back to School Satellite Media Tour Spokesperson
2012  Varilux Optometry Student Bowl Judge
2011  Illinois College of Optometry Young Alumnus of the Year
2011  American Optometric Student Association Founders Award
2009, 2012  Teacher of the Year Award; Illinois College of Optometry Fourth Professional Year Class
2007-2011  Golden Apple Award; Illinois College of Optometry Fourth Year Class
2006-2007, 2011-2012  Teacher of the Year Award; Illinois College of Optometry First Professional Year Class
2006  Illinois Optometric Association Recruiter of the Year Award
2005, 2010  American Society of Ocularists Distinguished Service Award
2005  Illinois Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year
2003  Illinois College of Optometry Dare to Soar Faculty Award

Professional Organizations

Credential Assessment Committee Member, College of Optometrists of Ontario
Advisory Council Board Member, Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
Member, Transitions Pro Forum
Consultant-Evaluator Corps, Higher Learning Commission
Peer Reviewer, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Member, American Public Health Association Vision Section
SIG Participant, Association of Schools and Colleges in Optometry
Supporter, American Optometric Association Political Action Committee
Member and Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, Beta Sigma Kappa
Member and Committee Chair, American Optometric Association
Member and Past President, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, College of Optometrists in Vision
Member, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists
Member, American Heart Association
Executive Board Member, Vision First Foundation (2003-2012)
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2010)
Member, Vision Sciences Society  Member (2008-2009)
Member, Stakeholders Collaboration to Improve Student Health (2004-2009)
Member, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness  (2001-2009)


Pang Y, Allison C, Frantz KA, Block S, Goodfellow GW. A prospective pilot study of macular treatment outcomes for amblyopia associated with myopic anisometropia.  Arch Ophthalmol 2012 May;130(5):579-84.

Pang Y, Goodfellow GW, Allison C, Block S, Frantz KA. A prospective study of macular thickness in amblyopic children with unilateral high myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011 Apr 14;52(5):2444-9.

Pang Y, Trachimowicz R, Castells DD, Goodfellow GW, Maino DM. Optic nerve heads in pediatric African Americans using retinal tomography. Optom Vis Sci 2009 Dec;86(12):1346-51.

Goodfellow GW, Trachimowicz R, Steele G. Patient literacy levels in an inner-city optometry clinic. Optom 2008 Feb;79(2):98-103.

Goodfellow GW, Scharre J. Clinical models within optometric education. Optom Educ 2003 Fal;29(1):20-23.

Goodfellow GW, Allison CL, Schlange DG. Unusual eye movements in a patient with partial complex seizure disorder. Optom 2002 Mar;73(3):160-5.