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Christine Allison

Christine Allison OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Professor and Coordinator, Pediatric Residency Program, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Allison received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and received her Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry.  She completed a residency program in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO).  She is currently a Professor at ICO teaching core courses and laboratories in the pediatric curriculum, and is also the program coordinator of the Binocular Vision/Pediatric Optometry residency program. Dr. Allison is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and an American Academy of Optometry Diplomate in Binocular Vision, Perception, and Pediatric Optometry, and a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice.  She is the Clinical Director for the Illinois Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes Program, as well as a Regional Clinical Advisor for this program. Dr. Allison is the Chair of the American Academy of Optometry Binocular Vison, Pediatric Optometry and Perception section, the Immediate Past-President for COVD, and a Past President for the Illinois Optometric Association.  She has published numerous articles, and given many presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Study to Establish Visual Acuity Norms for Chinese Infants