ICO offers an outstanding, well-rounded clinical education. As the oldest optometry school, ICO has a rich network of resources that encourages top-notch teaching and patient care. I’ve always felt a calling to work with students, and ICO continues to be the best choice for optometry students, and I cannot imagine teaching anyplace else.
Dr. Goodfellow joined the faculty in 2001 after completing a residency in Pediatrics / Binocular Vision, and he currently serves as ICO's Associate Dean for Academic Assessment and Records. He also teaches Ophthalmic Optics I and II and Vision Rehabilitation lab. Dr. Goodfellow is an active volunteer within both the Illinois and American Optometric Associations.
Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, Optics, Higher Education, Accreditation
2002 Illinois College of Optometry Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Residency
2001 Illinois College of Optometry, OD
1997 Benedictine University, BS
2001-present Illinois College of Optometry
Awards & Honors
Excellence in Education Award; Illinois College of Optometry (2020)
Essilor Academic Challenge Panelist/Judge; American Academy of Optometry (2018-2019)
Optometrist of the Year Award; Illinois Optometric Association (2017)
Thomas Lawless Keyperson of the Year Award; Illinois Optometric Association (2016)
Varilux Optometry Student Bowl Judge; Essilor (2012)
Teacher of the Year Award; Illinois College of Optometry Fourth Professional Year Class and Student Association (2009,2012)
Teacher of the Year Award; Illinois College of Optometry First Professional Year Class and Student Association (2006-2007,2011-2013)
AOSA Founders Award; American Optometric Student Association (2011)
Young Alumnus of the Year; Illinois College of Optometry (2011)
Golden Apple Award; Illinois College of Optometry Fourth Year Class and Student Association (2007-2011)
Distinguished Service Award; American Society of Ocularists (2005, 2010)
Recruiter of the Year Award; Illinois Optometric Association (2006)
Young Optometrist of the Year; Illinois Optometric Association (2005)
Dare to Soar Faculty Award; Illinois College of Optometry (2003)
Member, Blind Children’s Foundation Board of Directors
Member, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Member, Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authorities of Canada Credential Assessment Committee
Member, Higher Learning Commission Consultant-Evaluator Corps
Peer Reviewer, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Member, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Professional Optometric Degree Committee
Member, American Public Health Association Member
Member, Association of Schools and Colleges in Optometry Educational Technology Special Interest Group
Member and Past Chair, Association of Schools and Colleges in Optometry Ophthalmic Optics Educators Special Interest Group
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, Illinois State Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry
Member, Beta Sigma Kappa
Member, American Optometric Association
Chair, American Optometric Association Content Review Board • Member and Past President, Illinois Optometric Association
Chair, Illinois Optometric Association Future Practice Initiative Committee
Associate, College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Member, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists
Pang Y, Frantz KA, Block SS, Goodfellow GW, Allison CL. Effect of amblyopia treatment on macular thickness in eyes with myopic anisometropic amblyopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2015 56(4):2677-83.
Wyles E, McLeod H, Goodfellow GW. A novel approach to bridge the gap between didactic and clinical education. Optom Educ 2013 Fall;39(1):12-19.
Pang Y, Allison C, Frantz KA, Block S, Goodfellow GW. A prospective pilot study of macular treatment outcomes for amblyopia associated with myopic anisometropia. Arch Ophthalmol 2012 May;130(5):579-84.
Pang Y, Goodfellow GW, Allison C, Block S, Frantz KA. A prospective study of macular thickness in amblyopic children with unilateral high myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011 Apr 14;52(5):2444-9.
Pang Y, Trachimowicz R, Castells DD, Goodfellow GW, Maino DM. Optic nerve heads in pediatric African Americans using retinal tomography. Optom Vis Sci 2009 Dec;86(12):1346-51.
Goodfellow GW, Trachimowicz R, Steele G. Patient literacy levels in an inner-city optometry clinic. Optom 2008 Feb;79(2):98-103.
Goodfellow GW, Scharre J. Clinical models within optometric education. Optom Educ 2003 Fal;29(1):20-23.
Goodfellow GW, Allison CL, Schlange DG. Unusual eye movements in a patient with partial complex seizure disorder. Optom 2002 Mar;73(3):160-5.