Michelle K. Man, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Assistant Professor of Optometry; Specialty Care Educational Coordinator

Michelle K.




Why ICO?

I had the best experience as an ICO resident and formed lifelong relationships with my mentors. That inspires me to give back to ICO students now as a full-time faculty member. ICO provides students with unparalleled clinical experience with its access to new technologies, a diverse patient population, and a high volume of patient encounters. Plus, Chicago is a great city!


Dr. Man graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She pursued a residency in Cornea and Contact Lens at the Illinois College of Optometry where she gained experience in academic, private practice, and hospital settings. Upon completing residency training, Dr. Man joined a private practice and also served as part-time adjunct clinical instructor to ICO externship students. She is now part of the ICO family full-time, with a focus on laboratory teaching and working with students and residents in the Cornea and Urgent Care Clinics.

Special Interests

Cornea and Contact Lens, Keratoconus, Myopia Management, Dry Eye Disease, Primary Eye Care


2016 Illinois College of Optometry, Cornea and Contact Lens Residency

2015 University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

2010 University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science 


2018-present Illinois College of Optometry

2016-2018 Midwest Eye Professionals

Awards & Honors

2016 Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award

2015 CooperVision Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowship

2015 GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award

2015 Dr. Cheslyn Gan and Dr. Linda Cushing Scholarship for Contact Lens Management

2011-2014 Dean’s Departmental Award, Clinical Honors – UC Berkeley Optometry

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

Illinois Optometric Association

Fellow, Scleral Lens Education Society


Brady, B and Man, MK. “Alternative Therapies for Treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Associated with Sjogren’s Syndrome.” Optometric Clinical Practice. 2020; 2(2):12