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Elizabeth Wyles, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry





Why ICO?

The Illinois College of Optometry offers a unique blend of a rigorous didactic education with a strong clinical experience. The Illinois Eye Institute is an incredible educational clinic that provides the opportunity to our students to experience all that they have learned in the classroom.


Dr. Wyles is an assistant professor ICO and is the Primary Care Educational Coordinator. She received her optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry and completed a residency in hospital-based primary care optometry at the Crownpoint Indian Health Care Facility in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Dr. Wyles is an attending optometrist in the Primary Care Service of the Illinois Eye Institute and teaches several didactic and elective courses. She has authored papers and co-authored a chapter in a text book. She has participated extensively with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry as a committee member for the Applied Basic Science Exam and previously served as the ICO site coordinator for the Clinical Skills Examination. Dr. Wyles is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Special Interests

Primary eye care, with a special interest in retina


1999 Southern California College of Optometry Crownpoint Indian Health Care Facility, Hospital Based Primary Care Residency
1998 Southern California College of Optometry, OD
1996 Southern California College of Optometry, BSVS


2006-present Illinois College of Optometry
2001-2006 Pacific University College of Optometry
January 2003, March 2004 Pennsylvania College of Optometry
1999-2001 Pacific University College of Optometry

Awards & Honors

Professional Organizations

Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


Zoltoski, R.K., Wyles, E., and Kuszak, J.R. Correlation Lens Anterior Star Suture Changes to an Accommodative Response. IOVS 51, 2010

Zoltoski, R.K., Wyles, E., Knighton, E.A., Brandt, J., Vogt, S., O’Brien, A.J., Mazurkiewicz, M., and Kuszak, J.R. Measuring Lens Anterior Star Suture Response to an Accommodative Stimulus Across Age. IOVS 50, 2009

Wyles, E., Messner, L.V., Lillie, N.V. Inner Retinal Cystic Degeneration Following a Central Retinal Artery Occlusion. OVS, 2009

Zoltoski, R.K., Wyles, E., Mazurkiewicz, M., and Kuszak, J.R. Changes in human lens anterior star suture appearance during dynamic accommodation as presbyopia develops. International Society of Presbyopia Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany 2008

Zoltoski, R.K., Wyles, E., Burke, M., Mazurkiewicz, M., and Kuszak, J.R. In situ observation of the human crystalline lens response to dynamic accommodation across age. IOVS 49, 2008

Zoltoski, R.K., Wyles, E., Mazurkiewicz, M., and Kuszak, J.R. In situ observation of dynamic accommodation. Cooperative Cataract Research Group Biannual meeting, Kona, HI, 2008

Lonsberry, B., Wyles, E., Goodwin, D., Casser, L., Lingel, N.J. Cornea. Clinical Ocular Pharmacology, fifth edition. Bartlett, J.D., et al., 2007

Peake, E.W. (published under different name). What Today’s Research Tells Us About Treating Ocular Allergy? Ophthalmic Drugs, Review of Optometry, 2003

Peake, E.W. (published under different name). Match Your Allergy Therapy to the Patient. Optometric Study Center, Review of Optometry, 2002

Steinhauser, S., Wyles, E., Glover, S. Determination of the Time Interval at Which Intraocular Pressure is Clinically Affected with Repeated Goldmann Applanation Tonometry Measurements in Non-Glaucomatous Patients. OVS, 1999

Wyles, E., Lee, R., Simmons, P., The Effect of Patient Wear on Acanthamoeba Adsorption on Etafilcon A Lenses With Pseudomonas Aeruginosa or Staphylococcus Epidermidis Biofilm. OVS, 1998

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