Peter A. Russo, OD
Professor of Ophthalmology

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Director, Contact Lens Service
Contact Lenses, Including Specialty/Complex Fittings

Practice Locations:
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Loyola: (888) LUHS-888
Hines: (708) 202-2061

Contact Information:
(708) 216-3408


University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

Optometry School:
Illinois College of Optometry
Chicago, IL
Doctor of Optometry 1987

Residency in Hospital Based Optometry, 1988-1989
Westside/Hines VA medical Center

Board Certification
American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry 2012

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Illinois Optometric Association (IOA)
  • Illinois State Chapter American Academy of Optometry


  • 1992 Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • 2009 Diplomate, American Academy of Optometry, Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies
  • 2014 Teacher of the Year, Loyola Department of Ophthalmology
  • 2014 Professional Achievement Award, Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Association

Research Interests

  • Keratoconus
  • Specialty/complex contact lens fittings