Mary Lou French, O.D.

Mary Lou French, ODDr. Mary Lou French graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1977. While there she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, Gold Key Honor Society, Gamma Omega Phi Fraternity, and Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity.

After graduation she entered private practice, deciding to focus on pediatric eye care and vision therapy almost from the beginning. She was also a clinical instructor at ICO for a few years after graduation. In 1981, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, currently is an active member of the Illinois State Chapter, and has been President, Secretary/Treasurer, and a member of the Board of Directors.

Involvement at the national level of the Academy including the Membership Committee and the Chapters Committee. In 1991 she entered the Master’s Program at the Erikson Institute for Early Childhood Development and completed her degree in 1994.

Her current location at Orland Eye Professionals in Orland Park, Illinois, is where she has been practicing family vision care since 1979. Over the years she has lectured extensively to parent and teacher groups about the importance of children’s vision and its relationship to schoolwork.