John Peter Gialousakis, O.D., Ed.M., FAAO

Dir. Curriculum Develop
Downers Grove, IL

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Dr. John Gialousakis joined the Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) in 2018 from the State University of New York (SUNY) where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree, completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses, and served as an Assistant Clinical Professor from 2014 to 2018. He also completed his Masters in Education in Educational Administration and Leadership from University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 2021. His areas of expertise include contact lens applications for keratoconus, myopia control (including orthokeratology), presbyopia, pediatric aphakia, and post-trauma/post-surgical, as well as prosthetics. Aside from his teaching experience at CCO and SUNY, Dr. Gialousakis has published journal articles and delivered poster presentations and continuing education lectures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refraction Technologies through the AAO, a member of the American and Illinois Optometric Associations, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Dr. Gialousakis is currently the Director of Curriculum Development, Chair of Admissions Committee, and an Associate Professor at CCO.

Title
Dir. Curriculum Develop

Campus
Downers Grove, IL

College
Chicago College of Optometry

Department
Chicago College of Optometry

Program
Optometry

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jgialousakis@midwestern.edu

Education

Hofstra University | 0 | B.S.
SUNY College of Optometry | 0 | O.D.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | 0 | M.Ed.

Courses Taught

OPTOD 1750: Contact Lens III (Specialty Contact Lenses)

  • 2018 - Present

OPTOD 1782: Advanced Topics for GP Contact Lenses (elective)

  • 2022 - Present

OPTOD 1633: Surgical Management of the Eyelid and Ocular Adnexa

  • 2019 & 2020

Publications

Learning Styles and Study Habits of Current-day Optometry Students

  • Poster to be presented at the American Academy of Optometry 2021, Boston, MA

The Effect of Physical Activity on the Aqueous Layer of the Tear Film

  • Poster to be presented at the American Academy of Optometry 2021, Boston, MA

Teaching Strategies in Optometry Schools: Learning Styles and Use of Blended Learning

  • Poster accepted/presented at the American Academy of Optometry 2020, Nashville, TN (Virtual)

Contact Lens Noncompliance Arising from Improper Education

  • Poster accepted/presented at the American Academy of Optometry 2020, Nashville, TN (Virtual)

Management of Acute Corneal Hydrops in a Patient with Keratoconus: a Teaching Case Report

  • Peer reviewed article published in Optometric Education, The Journal of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, Volume 45, Number 2 (Winter-Spring 2020)

The Change in Prescription Requirement Using Piggyback Lenses

  • Poster accepted/presented at Global Specialty Lens Symposium 2020, Las Vegas, NV

Unilateral Keratoconus? A Clinical Case Report Using Updated Diagnostic and Grading Systems

  • Poster accepted/presented at Global Specialty Lens Symposium 2019, Las Vegas, NV

A Case of Simultaneous Keratoconus and Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy

  • Poster accepted/presented at Global Specialty Lens Symposium 2017, Las Vegas, NV

Managing Exposure Keratitis Secondary to Lagophthalmos with Scleral Lenses

  • Poster accepted/presented at Global Specialty Lens Symposium 2016, Las Vegas, NV

The Use of Europa Scleral Lenses in a Patient with Advanced Keratoconus

  • Poster accepted/presented at Global Specialty Lens Symposium 2015, Las Vegas, NV

The Fitting of a Prosthetic Soft Contact Lens in a Patient with a Boston Keratoprosthesis

  • Poster accepted and presented at American Academy of Optometry 2014, Denver, CO

Organizations

American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

  • Fellow
  • Diplomate: Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies (CCLRT)
  • Trustee of the IL Chapter of the AAO

American Board of Optometry (ABO) – Diplomate

American Optometric Association (AOA) – Member

llinois Optometric Association (IOA) – Member

Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) – Fellow

Grants

The Effect of Physical Activity on the Aqueous Layer of the Tear Film

  • $2,157.90 awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year

Awards

2019 Harvard University - Higher Education Teaching Certificate

2017 ASCO Summer Institute for Faculty Development

2016 AOCLE George Mertz New Educator Travel Award

2014 GPLI Clinical Excellence Award - Outstanding Clinical Proficiency in Contact Lenses

2014 Johnson & Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Contact Lens Patient Care