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Christina Morettin, OD, FAAO

Chief, Urgent Eye Care Services; Assistant Professor

Phone: 312-949-7735

Why ICO?

Why ICO? Because I love it here! We are a constantly evolving school that always has the students’ best interest in mind. We are not afraid of change, in fact, we welcome it. ICO provides an unparalleled clinical experience, to allow students and residents to be the best in our field. The faculty come from a diverse array of backgrounds to provide the best education to our students. On top of the educational aspect, Chicago is a world-renowned city rich in culture and history, with access to parks, beaches and the Lake Michigan lakefront.


Dr. Morettin completed her undergraduate education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in the Concurrent Education program while earning her Bachelor of Science with Honors. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario and pursued a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Dr. Morettin spends her time in clinical education. She works with second, third and fourth year students and residents in the Primary Care, Advanced Care and Urgent Care services in their clinical rotations.

Special Interests
Urgent eye care, primary eye care, ocular disease with interest in glaucoma, retina and neuro-ophthalmology

2014 Illinois College of Optometry, Primary Care/Ocular Disease Residency
2013 University of Waterloo, OD
2009 Queen’s University, BScH

Awards and Honors

2013 Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship program: by the American Optometric Foundation (AOF)
Research grant for “Visual Structure and Function in Contact Sport Athletes”

2013 Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
Research grant for “Visual Structure and Function in Contact Sport Athletes”

2013 Allergan
Disease Resident Fellowship Award, American Academy of Optometry meeting Seattle 2013

2010-2013 University of Waterloo
Dean’s Honour List

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Consultant, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education