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Todd Cohan, O.D.


Todd Cohan, O.D. is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in visual science and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometrists (ICO) and was the sole recipient of ICO’s College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award for excellence in vision therapy and pediatrics. He achieved Clinical Honors in all of his optometric rotations during his externship year of optometry school.

He practices full scope optometry, providing treatment and management of ocular diseases, corneal refractive therapy, and contact lenses and vision therapy. Dr. Cohan continues to be on the forefront of technology to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive care for his patients for the treatment and management of all types of ocular disease. Maintaining his strong commitment to vision development, Dr. Cohan continues to specialize in pediatric vision care programs, including particular expertise in vision therapy and the diagnosis and treatment of learning related vision problems. He also specializes in hard-to-fit contact lenses as well as extensive expertise fitting bifocal contact lens patients.

Dr. Cohan lectures frequently on contact lenses to other optometrists for Alcon Vision Care as well as being a pre-clinical evaluator for newly developed contact lenses before they are launched nationally. He also serves as an optometric medical billing consultant helping fellow optometrists institute the medical model of optometry to their practices.

Dr. Cohan is an associate member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association. In 2006, he received an invitation to participate in the Management Business Academy, a special program sponsored by Varilux and Ciba offered exclusively to the top one percent of the nations optometric practices. As a top one percent optometric practice practitioner, Dr. Cohan also participated in the Ciba Vision VIP program and facility tour. Under training with Kraff Eye Institute, he is a certified co-manager of Lasik pre- and post-operative care.

In June 2008 Dr. Cohan received a “Providing Legendary Patient Care” award at a conference sponsored by Alcon Vision Care and Essilor in Schaumburg, Illinois. He was featured in a Pioneer Press cover story on vision therapy and has been featured several times in the Pioneer Press for his dedication and work with his patients. He has also been featured in articles published by He is a regular guest speaker at suburban Chicago public and private schools on the topic of vision therapy and works closely with school educators on identifying and treating learning-related vision problems in school-age children.

Dr. Cohan resides in Buffalo Grove with his wife and two children. He enjoys playing tennis, exercising, attending sporting events, traveling and spending quality time with his family.