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.