Lauren C. Ristin, OD 

Optometry Attending 



Hospital Appointment: 2008



Academic Background:

B.S., 2002, Northern Michigan University

                Magna Cum Laude


O.D., 2006 Pennsylvania College of Optometry


Residency, 2008, Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation, Jesse Brown VAMC and Hines VAH; Chicago IL




Dr. Ristin has been on staff part time at the Jesse Brown VAMC since completing her residency in 2008. After completing her residency she obtained her fellowship in the American Academy of  Optometry and became active in the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, initially as a Clinical Skills Examiner and now as an Remote Examiner. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Illinois College of Optometry. Her responsibilities at Jesse Brown include direct care as well as consultation with residents and students. Dr. Ristin also practices with a local ophthalmology group where she directs the contact lens and low vision aspects of the practice. Dr. Ristin is a member of the National Association of VA Optometrists, American Academy of Optometry and Beta Sigma Kappa.

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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