Optometric Licensing and Disciplinary Board

Optometrists came under the jurisdiction of the Department upon its creation in 1917. Optometry

includes the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the human eye and its appendages

without the use of surgery. The Board is made up of seven members appointed by the Secretary,

consisting of five licensed optometrists, one faculty member with the Illinois College of

Optometry, and one public member. The Board is charged with providing expert knowledge and

advice on disciplinary matters and professional performance and conduct. For more information

on this profession, see the internet page for the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry .

* P. Douglas Becherer O.D. Belleville

Mary Lou French O.D. Orland Park

Gary G. Gray Jr., O.D. Decatur

Pamela A. Lowe O.D. Niles

Janice M. McMahon O.D. Wheaton

Rosalind A. Morgan Ph.D., Public Member Chicago

Dennis Rabe O.D. Auburn

* Chairperson

Last Updated: September 24, 2014

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