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Erica Ittner, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry; Chief, Urgent Eye Care Services





Why ICO?

ICO provides an excellent educational experience and learning environment. As an ICO alumna, I can personally attest to the superior education received by our students. The comprehensive didactic and clinical experience of ICO students and graduates continues to impress me and I am proud to be a graduate of ICO.


Dr. Ittner is an assistant professor at ICO, teaching third- and fourth-year optometry students in a primary care setting with a focus on ocular disease. In addition, she teaches the refraction course for the optometry sequence for first-year students. When not at work, Dr. Ittner can be found riding her bicycle around Chicago and enjoying the amazing food in this city.

Special Interests

Primary Eye Care, Ocular Disease, Glaucoma


2010 Illinois College of Optometry, Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease Residency
2009  Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2004  University of Illinois at Chicago, Honors College, BS


2010-present  Illinois College of Optometry
2011-present  Hawthorn Woods Family Eye Care

Awards & Honors

2011 Second Runner Up, American Academy of Optometry Ocular Photography Contest
2007 Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honors Fraternity
2007 Tomb and Key Honors Society

Professional Organizations

Member, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Women of Vision


Ittner EA, Bhakhri R, Newman T. Necrotising herpetic retinopathies: a review and progressive outer retinal necrosis case report.  Clin Exp Optom 2016;99(1):24-9.

WA Stone, EA Ittner, BA Teitelbaum, LV Messner: Progressive, asymptomatic papilledema as the presenting sign of a Chiari I malformation. Optometry – Jrnl Am Optom Assn 83:3, 2012

EA Ittner, SA Klemencic: Nutritional optic neuropathy secondary to topiramate-induced appetite suppression. Optometry – Jrnl Am Optom Assn 83:6, 2012

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