Course Overview


Stephanie Adams, OD, PhD

Denise Alexopoulos, OD, FAAO

Christine Allison, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

John Baker, OD, MSEd

Barclay W. Bakkum, DC, PhD

Tahira Bedgood, BS

Raman Bhakhri, OD

Chelsea Bradley, OD

Brittney Brady, OD

Elyse L. Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Robert Donati, PhD

Katie Foreman, OD, FAAO

Kelly A. Frantz, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Stephanie Fromstein, OD, FAAO

Helen M. Gabriel, OD, FAAO

Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, FAAO

Greta Gregg, OD

Jennifer S. Harthan, OD, FAAO

Kathryn Hohs, OD

Erica Ittner, OD

Valerie Kattouf, OD

Darren Koenig, OD, PhD

Katherine Lynch, OD, FAAO

Michelle K. Man, OD, FAAO

Tracy Matchinski, OD, FAAO

Mallory McLaughlin, OD

Heather McLeod, OD, FAAO

Janice McMahon, OD, FAAO

Leonard Messner, OD, FAAO

Stephanie Messner, OD, FAAO

Christina Morettin, OD, FAAO

Tricia L. Newman, OD, FAAO

Dominick L. Opitz, OD, FAAO

Yi Pang, MD, OD, PhD, FAAO

Jaymeni Patel, OD, FAAO

Andria Pihos, OD, FAAO

Danielle Piser, OD

Harneet Randhawa, OD, FAAO

Daniel K. Roberts, OD, PhD

Anne Rozwat, OD, FAAO

Patricia Salazar, OD

Navjit K. Sanghera, OD, FAAO

Darrell G. Schlange, OD, DOS, FAAO

Lindsay Sicks, OD, FAAO

Ashley Speilburg, OD, FAAO

Wendy J. Stone, OD, FAAO

Bruce Teitelbaum, OD, FAAO

Christine Weber, MLS

Janis E. Winters, OD, FAAO

Elizabeth Wyles, OD, FAAO

Xiaohua Zhuang, PhD

Rebecca K. Zoltoski, PhD

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Academic Calendar


Jennifer S. Harthan, OD, FAAO

Professor; Chief, Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence




Why ICO?

ICO provides superior didactic and clinical education to all students. The technological advances and the diversity in the coursework and patient population offer students a well-rounded education; so they are well-prepared for practice once they graduate.


Dr. Harthan received her bachelor of science degree in biology from Bethel College in Minnesota in 2002 and her optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2006. She completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses at ICO in 2007, joining the faculty after completion of her residency. Throughout her clinical experience, Dr. Harthan has also worked in private practice and hospital-based settings and continues to work in private practice part time. Dr. Harthan is currently an attending optometrist/assistant professor in the Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence of the Illinois Eye Institute. Dr. Harthan also is chief of the Urgent Eyecare Service where she works with both students and residents. She has received several awards for her clinical work and has presented numerous research projects/case reports at meetings throughout the year. Dr. Harthan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and actively involved with the American Optometric Association as a committee chair for the Contact Lens and Cornea Section. Dr. Harthan is experienced with a wide variety of contact lens fittings, including specialty lenses. Dr. Harthan is not only passionate about her career but also believes her patients deserve the best care.

Special Interests

Corneal diseases and contact lenses, urgent eye care, anterior segment disease


2007 Illinois College of Optometry, Cornea and Contact Lenses Residency
2006  Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2002 Bethel University, BS


2008-present Glenview Vision Care
2007-present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards & Honors

2013 Fourth Year Clinical Faculty of the Year
2010-2013 Illinois College of Optometry Research Symposium Award
2007 Dr. George Mertz Travel Award
2007 Robert D. Newcomb Leadership Award

Professional Organizations

Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, College of Optometrists in Vision Development


Harthan J, Reeder R Peripheral ulcerative keratitis in association with sarcoidosis. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 2013 Dec;366(6):313-17.

Harthan J. Therapeutic use of mini-scleral lenses in a patient with Graves’ ophthal-mopathy. J of Optom. 2013.

Harthan J, Borgman C. Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus-Induced Oculomotor Nerve Palsy. J of Optom. 2012 Sept.

Eiden SB, DeNaeyer GW, Brafman S, Harthan JS, Davis R. Using advanced technologies for contact lens fitting. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2012 Aug.

Opitz D, Harthan J. Review of Azithromycin Ophthalmic 1% Solution (AzaSite®) for the Treatment of Ocular Infections. Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases. 2012;4:1-14.

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