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Katie Foreman, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry; Community Screening Coordinator; Primary Care Educational Coordinator





Why ICO?

One of the biggest draws of ICO is the amazing clinical experience that our students receive. As we are located in a large city and serve a very diverse population, our students are exposed to a wide range of ocular conditions and situations. This is challenging, highly rewarding and truly the best preparation for becoming a well- rounded and competent clinician.


After graduating from ICO, Dr. Foreman moved to New York to do a residency in ocular disease and primary care at the Brooklyn and St. Albans VA medical centers. Upon completing the residency, she stayed on as a full-time staff optometrist at the Manhattan VA. In addition to seeing general primary care patients, she spent a great deal of time working with veterans who had suffered a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury remains an area of interest. After four years at the VA, she relocated to Chicago and joined on as full-time faculty at ICO. Dr. Foreman works with students mainly in primary care clinics.

Special Interests

Primary Eye Care


2007 Illinois College of Optometry, Primary Care/Ocular Disease Residency
2006  Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2002 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS


2011-present Illinois College of Optometry
2007-2011 New York Harbor VA Health Care System

Awards & Honors

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association


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