Samantha Rice, O.D., FAAO

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Samantha Rice graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry and was recognized as valedictorian upon graduation. She then completed a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision at the same institution. Dr. Rice worked at the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago and provided bilingual optometric care to a diverse patient population.

She has presented research at several national optometric meetings and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Her primary areas of interest are pediatrics, special needs populations, and vision therapy.