Dr. Speilburg earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and graduated with valedictory honors from the Illinois College of Optometry. She completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at ICO, where she currently works full time as an instructor of optometry. Dr. Speilburg serves as an attending optometrist in the Primary Care and Contact Lens services of the Illinois Eye Institute, educating second, third and fourth year students. In addition, Dr. Speilburg is involved in clinical laboratory education. She is a fellowship candidate with the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association.
As a relatively new optometry doctor, it was not so long ago that I was investigating the different schools and colleges of optometry across the country. The educational experience at ICO speaks for itself with respect to National Board scores, but I chose to attend ICO because of the comfortable atmosphere. I knew the patient population would create a superior clinical experience; the ability to see what you’ve learned with hands-on experience elevates the educational experience. The faculty at ICO are committed to the students and make learning top priority. I felt this commitment as student, and witness it daily as a faculty member. Classroom education, laboratories and clinical experiences meld together creating an environment that is both challenging and supportive. I never regretted my decision to attend ICO and I am proud to be a faculty member.