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Michelle K. Man, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor

Phone: 312-949-7090

Why ICO?

I am returning to ICO as a faculty member because I had the best experience as a resident. I formed lifelong relationships with my mentors and that inspires me to give back to ICO students. ICO provides students with unparalleled clinical experiences with its access to new technologies, diverse patient population and 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 excited to return to the ICO family full-time, with a focus on working with students in clinic and laboratory teaching.

Special Interests
Cornea and contact lens, myopia management, dry eye disease, primary eye care

2016 Illinois College of Optometry, Cornea and Contact Lens Residency

2015 UC Berkeley School of Optometry, OD

2010 University of California Los Angeles, BS


2018-present Illinois College of Optometry

2016-2018 Midwest Eye Professionals/Palos Eye Professionals

Awards and 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

Scleral Lens Education Society