Victoria M. Butcko, OD

Director of the Contact Lens Clinic, 

Optometry Attending 



Hospital Appointment: 2007


Academic Background:

B.S.,2001, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

O.D.,2005, Illinois College of Optometry

Residency, 2006, Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation, Jesse Brown and Hines VA, Chicago, IL

Clinical Fellowship,2007, Specialty Contact Lenses and Refractive Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL


Dr. Butcko has been on staff at the Jesse Brown VAMC since completing her fellowship in 2007. In addition to performing direct patient care she acts as an attending in the clinic where she teaches the residents and students in both a clinical and didactic setting. Dr. Butcko is also the Director of the Specialty Contact Lens Clinic where patient care is provided by the Jesse Brown residents.

Dr. Butcko attained her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2007 and actively attends yearly Academy meetings with her most recent poster presentation in 2011. She is a member of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry serving as a clinical skills examiner from 2008-2011, and now acts as a Remote Examiner for Part 3 of National Boards. Dr. Butcko has also worked as a case author for Part 2 of National Boards from 2009 to the present and was involved in the pilot studies for the Injections Skills of the Clinical Skills Exam.

Dr. Butcko maintains a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Illinois Chicago in the Ophthalmology Department and  resides in Chicago with her husband, two sons and daughter.

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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