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Denise Skiadopoulos, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry, Director of Contract Research





Why ICO?

As an ICO student, I had the most incredible faculty and mentors. I wanted to be part of the team that makes the ICO experience so amazing for the next generation of ODs. My ultimate goal is to make as much of an impact on our students’ lives and careers as my mentors made on mine.


After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Alexopoulos began her optometric journey at ICO, where she discovered her love for pediatric eye care. She completed the Pediatric & Infant Vision Residency at the SUNY College of Optometry, gaining valuable experience in both a university-based clinic and a high-volume hospital. She is full time member of the ICO Faculty, where she works as a clinical attending for third and fourth year students and teaches a Pediatric Optometry course. Dr. Alexopoulos also serves as ICO's Director of Contract Research, participates in several clinical research studies and is an investigator for PEDIG.

Special Interests

Pediatrics/Binocular Vision, Infant Vision, Children with Special Needs, Myopia Control


SUNY College of Optometry, OD

Illinois College of Optometry

Loyola University Chicago


University Eye Center, New York, NY

Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Awards & Honors

Invited interviewee, Four Eyes Optometry Podcast

Investigator, Chaperone Study Gold Medal Site

Mentor, Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation

Member, Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society

Cribb Leadership & Service Award

Faculty Scholarship

Polly Flink Eastland Memorial Award

Richard J. O’Brien II Memorial Award

Summa Cum Laude Honors

Professional Organizations

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, Consultant

Academic Optometry Society, Member

International Myopia Institute, Member

InfantSee, Provider

American Optometric Association, Member

Illinois Optometric Association, Member

College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Member

American Academy of Optometry, Fellow


Alexopoulos D, Matchinski TL. A case of ablepharon macrostomia syndrome requiring multidisciplinary care. Clinical and Experimental Optometry 2021;104(4):541-543.

Alexopoulos D, Vricella M. Limbal vernal keratoconjunctivitis: Prompt treatment can prevent visually threatening complications. Optom Vis Perf 2019;7(4):213-21.

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