Dr. Frantz graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1985, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision. She joined the ICO faculty in 1986, and currently serves as attending faculty in the Pediatric/Binocular Vision Service. She teaches several courses at ICO on binocular vision disorders and their treatment. Dr. Frantz holds the designation of Diplomate, Binocular Vision, Perception & Pediatric Optometry in the American Academy of Optometry. She is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and serves on the organization’s journal review board. She is also continuing education coordinator for the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, International, and faculty advisor to the FCO student chapter at ICO. Dr. Frantz has taught optometric continuing education courses at state, national and international meetings. Her publications include research studies, review articles, case reports, and textbook chapters on binocular vision testing and treatment, applications of prisms in binocular vision, and evaluation of children’s vision.
ICO provides an excellent clinical as well as didactic education to its students. Our patient population is diverse and very challenging, affording a wonderful training opportunity for students as they care for patients. Our faculty members are very approachable and truly enjoy teaching. Our student body is diverse and enthusiastic about learning as well as participating in the many extra-curricular activities ICO offers. I personally have found ICO to be a welcoming, professional environment that challenges both students and faculty to continue learning. I am happy to have served on the ICO faculty for more than 25 years.