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Denise Alexopoulos, OD, FAAO

Instructor of Optometry


Why ICO?

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.

Special Interests
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 and Honors

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, May 2017
Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Member, February 2017 – Present
Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship, March 2016
Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Member, August 2014 – May 2017
Tomb & Key Honor Society, Member, August 2014 – May 2017

Professional Organizations

New York State Optometric Association, OSCONY Young Advocate Committee Representative
InfantSee, Provider
American Optometric Association, Member
College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Member
American Academy of Optometry, Member



Effect of Pinhole Size on Visual Acuity, Illinois College of Optometry, December 2015 – May 2016