My initial plan after residency was to return home and go into private practice. After working closely with students, I soon realized that I enjoyed being in an academic setting and hastened my decision to return to ICO. I was excited to work with students in different environments: small groups in the fast paced clinic and larger groups in the didactic setting. I was also eager to have the opportunity to work alongside my former professors. ICO has world-class learning facilities, renowned faculty who truly care about their students, and a clinic filled with complicated patients. These things combined with being in a culturally diverse city with fantastic food, festivals, concerts and other events make me proud to call Chicago and ICO my home.
Dr. To joined ICO as a full-time faculty member in 2011 with clinical and laboratory teaching responsibilities in the Pediatrics and Vision Therapy Department as well as didactic instruction in the Optometry sequence. She grew up in Canada and received her undergraduate degree in Natural Science with a concentration in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Calgary. She received her optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry and proceeded to complete her residency training in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy at the Southern California College of Optometry.
Pediatric optometry and binocular vision, developmental disabilities, research in accommodation and reading
Southern California College of Optometry, Pediatrics and Vision Therapy Residency
Illinois College of Optometry, OD
University of Calgary, BS
2011-present Illinois College of Optometry
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, llinois Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group
Consultant, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education