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Danielle Piser, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Optometry; Chief, Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center for Vision and Aging





Why ICO?

I chose ICO because of the several opportunities it offered to me as I grew in my career. It has given me the opportunities to explore the many aspects that optometry has to offer. I love working with the students in clinic and seeing them grow into wonderful clinicians. I give them a lot of credit for making me a better clinician and keeping me on my toes to push me to learn more. I love the patients that I have the privilege to treat at the Eye Institute and the impact they have on me as a clinician and a person.


Dr. Danielle Piser (Poole) received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Mercyhurst University in 2003 and is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry (2007). She developed a passion for low vision and geriatric care and went on to complete her residency at the Illinois College of Optometry in low vision and ocular disease (2008).  Immediately following her residency, she became a clinical assistant professor at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Piser has co-authored an article on stroke rehabilitation and has given continuing education lectures on urgent care, cataract surgery co-management, vision rehabilitation, geriatrics and contact lenses. As an active member of the American Academy of Optometry, she received her fellowship in 2009. She is also a member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness and the vision section of the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Piser currently works as a full-time faculty instructor at the Illinois Eye Institute and serves as Chief, in the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center for Vision and Aging. She concentrates in geriatric eye care, ocular disease and vision rehabilitation. She also manages patients with ophthalmology performing cataract pre-operative and post-operative examinations.

Special Interests

Low Vision Rehabilitation Primary Care Ocular disease


2007-2008 Residency in Low Vision and Ocular Disease, the Illinois College of Optometry 

2003-2007 The Ohio State University College of Optometry

1999-2003 Mercyhurst University  


2019 - Present SoLo Eye Care & Eyewear Gallery - Bridgeport (part-time)

2008 - Present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards & Honors

2009 Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry 

Professional Organizations

Member, American Optometric Association

Member, American Academy of Optometry

Member, Illinois Optometric Association


Poole D, Chaudry F, Jay W. Stroke and Driving. Top Stroke Rehabil 2008; 15 (1): 37-41.

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