Denise Alexopoulos, OD, FAAO
Assistant Professor of Optometry
As an ICO student, I had the most incredible faculty and mentors. I wanted to be part of the team that makes the ICO experience so amazing for the next generation of ODs. My ultimate goal is to make as much of an impact on our students’ lives and careers as my mentors made on mine.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Alexopoulos began her optometric journey at ICO, where she discovered her love for pediatric eye care. She completed the Pediatric & Infant Vision Residency at the SUNY College of Optometry, gaining valuable experience in both a university-based clinic and a high-volume hospital. She has now joined the ICO faculty full time as a clinical attending for third and fourth year students.
Pediatrics/Binocular Vision, Infant Vision, Children with Special Needs
SUNY College of Optometry, OD
Illinois College of Optometry
Loyola University Chicago
University Eye Center, New York, NY
Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Awards & Honors
February 2017 – Present Member; Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
May 2017 Cribb Leadership & Service Award
May 2017 Faculty Scholarship
May 2017 Polly Flink Eastland Memorial Award
May 2017 Richard J. O’Brien II Memorial Award
May 2017 Summa Cum Laude Honors
New York State Optometric Association, OSCONY Young Advocate Committee Representative
American Optometric Association, Member
College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Member
American Academy of Optometry, Member
Alexopoulos D, Vricella M. Limbal vernal keratoconjunctivitis: Prompt treatment can prevent visually threatening complications. Optom Vis Perf 2019;7(4)213-21.