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Dominick Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Dr. Dominick Maino is an associate optometrist at Lyons Family Eye Care and a Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision at the Illinois Eye Institute/Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Il. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry, was the founding Pediatric/Binocular Vision Resident at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute; received his MEd from the University of Illinois Chicago and has a Bachelor’s degree from Beloit College, Beloit, Wi. Dr. Maino is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision at the Centro Boston de Optometria in Madrid Spain and the Director of the Developmental Disabilities IEI Service at Neumann Family Services. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and holds membership in the American & Illinois Optometric Associations, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the Artists of Casa Italia. His recent activities include presenting at the International Congress of Behavioral Optometry in Birmingham, United Kingdom; International Brain Injury Association meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland; the Victoria Conference for Pacific University and as a member of an expert panel at the American Conference of Pediatric Cerebral Visual Impairment which is sponsored by the Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE. He is a founding member of the Pediatric Cerebral Visual Impairment Society. Dr. Maino has served as the editor for 2 professional journals and authored approximately 200 books, chapters, and articles. He is currently the associate, consulting, and/or contributing editor/manuscript reviewer for numerous publications and has given more than 100 presentations worldwide. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins has publish Dr. Maino’s latest book, Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs which was awarded 1st Prize in Health and Social Care by the British Medical Association. Dr. Maino has received recognition for his work from the Order Sons of Italy (Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Excellence in Medicine), National Academies of Practice (Distinguished Practitioner), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Optometric Editors Association, and the Easter Seal Society of Metropolitan Chicago. Dominick is an internationally recognized expert on oculo-visual problems of children and adults with a strong interest in the patient with special needs. His research interests include special populations, pediatrics, and binocular vision dysfunction. He is currently the spokesperson for the American Optometric Association on 3 D Vision Syndrome and has been interviewed numerous times (television, print media, radio, Internet) on this topic. Dr. Maino’s avocations include blogging (, music (he recently sang tenor with the 90 voice Northwestern University Summer Choir under the direction of Stephen Alltop and directs the Illinois College of Optometry Faculty, Graduate and Alumni Choir during graduation at the Rockefeller Chapel University of Chicago), and photography (has exhibited this work in several venues in the Midwest). He is also a budding connoisseur of the finer points of appreciating a good Single Malt Scotch (especially after a trip to Scotland) and is now aging his own time warped, micro-barrel, very small batch whiskey. (His latest whiskey blend includes rye, aged white-lightening whiskey (with toasted America/French Oak chips) with either hot peppers, Sicilian Blood Orange zest, and or cinnamon.