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Ashley Speilburg, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry; Chief, Advanced Care Service





Why ICO?

The ICO community is a family. I feel supported by my colleagues and our administration. I feel fulfilled working with our patients, growing as a doctor and passing my knowledge on to our students and residents.


Dr. Speilburg is an Associate Professor at ICO. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and graduated with valedictory honors from the Illinois College of Optometry. She has worked full time at ICO/IEI since completing their residency program in Primary Care and Ocular Disease. She teaches optometry students and residents in the laboratory, classroom and patient care clinics of ICO. Her research and clinical interests include glaucoma, ocular disease and primary eye care. She is the coordinator of the Primary Optometric Procedures curriculum and co-teaches glaucoma in the Ocular Disease curriculum. Dr. Speilburg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, American Optometric Association and Illinois Optometric Association.

Special Interests

Glaucoma, ocular disease, primary eye care


2011 Illinois College of Optometry, Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency
2010 Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2005 University of Michigan, BS


2011-present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards & Honors

2016  Service Award, Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation Free Health Clinic

2013  Illinois Society of the Prevention of Blindness Research Grant

2010  Valedictorian, Illinois College of Optometry

2010  Optometry Residency Match Top National Board of Examination in Optometry Score

2010  Excellent Tutor Award, Class of 2010

2010  Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Highest GPA recipient

2010  Tomb and Key Honor Society

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Optometry, Fellow 

American Board of Optometry, Diplomate

Ambassador Optometric Glaucoma Society, Member 

Accreditation Council of Optometry Education, Consultant 

American Optometric Association, Member 

Illinois Optometric Association, Member


King BJ, Swanson WH, Klemencic SA, Chaglasian M, Teitelbaum BA, Clark CA, Speilburg AM, Grogg JA, Peabody TD. Assessing the impact of en face retinal nerve fiber layer imaging on the clinical decision-making for glaucoma suspects. Optom Vis Sci.2020 Feb; 97(2): 54-61¬. 

Speilburg AM, Teitelbaum B, Pang Y, Ittiara S. Symmetry of peripheral retinal nonperfusion in diabetic retinopathy by ischemic index. J Optom (2018). 10.1016/j.optom.2017.11.005. 

Speilburg AM, Klemencic S. Ruptured Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm: Diagnosis and Management. J Optom (2013). 10.1016/j.optom.2013.08.002. 

Published Abstracts: 

Speilburg, AM. Reversible ‘fingerprint’ cataract following extreme blood glucose fluctuation. Optom Vis Sci 2018;95:E-abstract 185036. 

King BJ, Klemencic SA, Chaglasian M, Teitelbaum BA, Grogg JA, Peabody TA, Clark, CA, Speilburg AM, Swanson WH. Assessing contributions of en face RNFL reflectance measurements in clinical decision making. Optom Vis Sci 2018;95:E-abstract 180006. 

Speilburg, AM, Teitelbaum B, Pang Y. Symmetry of Peripheral Retinal Nonperfusion by Ischemic Index. Optom Vis Sci 2016;93:E-absract 165153. 

McMahon JM, Speilburg AM. Considerations in the Management of a 15 year old Anterior Chamber Foreign Body. Optom Vis Sci 2015;92:E-abstract 155028. 

Trimberger J, McLeod H, Speilburg A. Sarcoidosis-Related Panuveitis and Cystoid Macular Edema. Optom Vis Sci 2015;E-abstract 155 

Speilburg AM, Mothersbaugh E. Successive NAION in healthy, young male. Optom Vis Sci 2013;90:E-abstract 135084. 

Speilburg AM, et al. Is Peripheral Retinal Ischemia Associated with Systemic Atherosclerosis? Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013;55:ARVO E-Abstract 194 

Speilburg AS, Teitelbaum B, Messner LV. Peripheral Ischemia as a Risk Factor in the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema. Optom Vis Sci 2012;89:E-abstract 125036.

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