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Wendy J. Stone, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry; Assistant Dean for Didactic Education; Basic Health and Vision Science Curriculum Coordinator

Wendy J.




Why ICO?

I chose ICO for my education and career because of its fantastic clinic and top notch clinicians. We see a lot of patients here, many of whom have ocular pathology. This provides a superior educational opportunity. You leave here ready to manage difficult cases. Additionally, the leadership at the college really listens to students’ concerns and accommodates them whenever possible. The faculty members are also very happy here. Both of these things lead to a fulfilling experience for students at ICO.


Dr. Stone is the Assistant Dean for Didactic Education. She joined the ICO faculty full-time in 2005, before which she worked in private practice. She sees patients primarily in our Primary Care department. Dr. Stone also co-teaches the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders course. Dr. Stone is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.

Special Interests

Primary eye care, neuro-ophthalmic disorders, urgent eye care


2001 Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Primary Care Residency
2000 Illinois College of Optometry, OD
1996 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS


2005-present Illinois College of Optometry
2002-2005 Illinois College of Optometry, part-time
2001-2005 private practice

Awards & Honors

2000 Richard J O’Brien II Memorial Award
1998 ASCO Student Endowment Award
1997 William J. Condon Award
1997 Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society
1997 Tomb & Key Honor Fraternity

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Consultant, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education


Pihos A, Stone WH. Idiopathic Macular Hole: A Teaching Case Report. J Optom Education. 2014;4:28-36.

Winters JE, Stone WH. Assessment of risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in a low-income, uninsured population. Optometry. 2012;83(6):45-51.

Stone WJ, Ittner EA, Teitelbaum BA, Messner LV. Progressive, Asymptomatic papilledema as the presenting sign of a chiari malformation. Optometry. March 2012.

Stone WJ, Klemencic SA. Acute ocular trauma in a child: A teaching case report. J Optom Education. 2010;36(1).

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