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Janice McMahon, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry





Why ICO?

ICO is an institution with an ongoing dedication to student success. Adept, informed, well-rounded students become optometric colleagues who build the future of our profession.


Dr. McMahon graduated from SCO in 1998, completed a primary care residency at ICO in 1999, and began full time employment as an ICO faculty member immediately afterward. She has been involved in multiple services and areas of practice, with her current emphasis on primary care and ocular disease. She spent several years as part of a community clinic externship site and also several years in the pediatric outreach program. Dr. McMahon has been a didactic and laboratory instructor in the areas of clinical skills, ocular emergencies, ophthalmic optics, and injections. Among her other professional responsibilities, she has been an AOA committee chair/member as well as chair/member of the Illinois optometry board. 

Special Interests

Primary Eye Care


1999 Illinois College of Optometry Primary Care Residency
1998 Southern College of Optometry, OD


1999-present Illinois College of Optometry

Awards & Honors

2009 Editor’s Commendation, Optometry
2003 ICO Clinician of the Year

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Member, American Optometric Association

Member, Illinois Optometric Association


Characteristics of angle recession and traumatic glaucoma patients presenting to an urban optometric practice. AAO, October 2020.

Serial complications in herpetic uveitis. AOA, June 2020.

Post-operative considerations in cataract extraction with Kahook dual blade goniotomy. IOA, September 2019.

Comparison of the potential acuity meter, interferometer, and near super-pinhole in cataract patients. AOA, June 2019.

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