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Aubrey Breithaupt, OD, FCOVD

Assistant Professor of Optometry; Interim Coordinator, Pediatric and Binocular Vision Residency





Why ICO?

As one of the oldest optometric institutions in the country, ICO has provided our profession with a strong foundation for continued learning and advancement for over a century. There is something special about an institution that has been successful at providing exceptional education and patient care for such a long time! Not only does ICO have one of the richest institutional histories in the profession, but it also has some of the most knowledgeable, friendliest, and most genuinely caring faculty and administration I have had the pleasure of working with.


Doctor Aubrey Breithaupt is currently a full-time Assistant Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry where she specializes in pediatrics, vision therapy, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. She holds bachelor’s degrees in biomedical sciences and music performance from Western Michigan University, and she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree as Valedictorian from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2014. She completed her residency at Wow Vision therapy in St. Joseph, Michigan, after which she worked at a private vision therapy practice in Austin, Texas. She has been a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) since 2017, and she served as Chief of Pediatrics at the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry from 2018-2023. She has provided international guest-lectures in Pereira, Colombia and taught courses in pediatrics, case analysis, vision screenings, and ophthalmic optics. Dr. Breithaupt is excited to share her passion and excitement for the field of optometry and vision development with her students, colleagues, and patients!

Special Interests

Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, Vision Therapy, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation


Western Michigan University 

Michigan College of Optometry 


Wow Vision Therapy (St. Joseph, MI) 

Optometry Center for Vision Therapy (Austin, TX) 

UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (San Antonio, TX)

Awards & Honors

COVD Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy 

NBEO Certificate of Commendation

Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Member & Past Chapter President 

MCO Academic Achievement Award 

Walmart/Sam’s Optical Scholarship

Professional Organizations

Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development 

Member, American Optometric Association 

Member, Illinois Optometric Association


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