Jesse Brown VAMC and Hines VAH

Chicago, IL

Ocular Disease


Residents are presented with a high patient volume and gain a large amount of  experience diagnosing and treating complex ophthalmic conditions, and have exposure to a patient population with a high prevalence of systemic disease. 

Low Vision Rehabilitation


Each resident rotates for four months at Hines where they are immersed in both the outpatient and inpatient delivery of Low Vision, including 

interaction with the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.

Contact Lenses


Residents get a unique experience of fitting medically necessary contact lenses on patients with a myriad of corneal diseases with Soft, RGPs and Scleral lenses.

Sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Affiliated with the Illinois College of Optometry and the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology


Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Optometric Education

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To request more information or to schedule an interview please email Dr. Charles Kinnaird at:

Contact us:

Charles W. Kinnaird, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry

Jesse Brown VAMC

820 S Damen Ave

Chicago IL 60612

Tel:  312-569-7507

Fax: 312-569-7547

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