Sandra Block, OD, MEd, MPH, FAAO, FCOVD, FNAP
Dr. Block received her degree from Illinois College of Optometry (1981), and then completed a Pediatric Residency. In 1988, she completed her M.Ed. and 2015 her MPH. She has been a consultant to Special Olympics since 1995 and was instrumental in developing the vision program protocols used globally.
Dr. Block recently retired as a professor at ICO. She has been the Medical Director for the Illinois Eye Institute at the Princeton Elementary School –a school-based vision clinic serving Chicago Public Schools since 2011.
Dr. Block has authored numerous articles and conducted presentations nationally and internationally. She was one of the authors of the first vision report from the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine. She is member of the American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association and sits on the Board of Prevent Blindness. She is a fellow and Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry, as well as, a Fellow in College of Optometrists in Visual Development, Co-chair of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (HRSA), Chair of the Public Health Committee of the World Council of Optometry and is past Chair for the National Academy of Practice in Optometry. She is currently a member of a Technical Advisory Group for a WHO working group on Eye Care Packages in response to the World Report on Vision.