R. Tracy Williams, OD, FAAO
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Director, Low Vision Service
Low Vision
Visual Rehabilitation

Practice Locations:
Loyola Outpatient Center

(888) LUHS-888

Contact Information:
(708) 216-3408


Undergraduate School:
Monmouth College
Monmouth, IL

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1975

Optometry School:
Illinois College of Optometry
Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science, Visual Science 1977
Doctor of Optometry 1979

Externship in Low Vision, 1978-1979
New York Lighthouse for the Blind
New York, NY

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology/Low Vision Section (AAO)
  • American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
  • American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Contact Lens Section
  • Low Vision Section
  • Sports Vision Section
  • Association of Educators and Researchers (AER)
  • National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired (NAC)
  • Illinois Optometric Association (IOA)
  • Fox Valley Optometric Society
  • Alumni Association/ICO


  • 2007 Optometrist of the Year, American Optometric Association, Sports Vision Section
  • 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award, Illinois College of Optometry
  • 2006 “Mary McCann Award”, Illinois Council of the Blind
  • 2003-2004 Honorary Rotarian, Rotary Club of Wheaton A.M.
  • 2003 Elected Optometrist of the Year by the Illinois Optometric Association
  • 2003 Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, Illinois Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • 2001 Humanitarian Award, Illinois College of Optometry
  • 1986-Present, Team Optometrist, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls
  • 1983 & 1984 Outstanding Faculty Award, Illinois College of Optometry

Research Interests

  • Low vision
  • Visual rehabilitation