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Heather McLeod, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry





Why ICO?

ICO has an excellent didactic and clinical education program with faculty members who are dedicated and enthusiastic about teaching. The Illinois Eye Institute, ICO's onsite clinic, offers a rich and rewarding clinical experience.


Dr. Heather McLeod is an Associate Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) and Directory of Residency Programs.  She received her optometric degree from ICO and completed a residency in ocular disease and special testing at State University of New York College of Optometry.  Dr. McLeod is an attending optometrist in the Primary Care, Advance Care, and Urgent Care Services of the Illinois Eye Institute and teaches in the optometry methods and procedures sequence. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and member of the American Optometric Association.

Special Interests

Primary eye care, retinal disease, glaucoma, clinical optometric methods


SUNY College of Optometry, Ocular Disease and Special Testing Residency
Illinois College of Optometry, OD


2010-present Illinois College of Optometry
2007-2010 SUNY College of Optometry
2007-2010 Woodhull Hospital

Awards & Honors

Marcus and Theresa Levie Educational Fund Scholarship
Beta Sigma Kappa
Tomb and Key

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Women of Vision
ICO representative, ASCO Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Sig Group


Sherman J, McLeod H, Boneta J. Optic Nerve Drusen Related Optic Neuropathy, Pigmentary Glaucoma: Co-morbid Conditions or Separate Disease Entities?. Journal of Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology 2009; Volume 27

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