Born in Ontario and raised in Edmonton, Dr. Nana Owusu holds a degree in Microbiology from University of Alberta, a degree in Health Studies from McMaster University, and a Doctorate degree from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). While at ICO, Dr. Owusu received numerous awards and honors including, but not limited to, the American Optometric Foundation Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship, the Cribb Leadership & Service Award, the American Optometric Leadership Scholarship, and Colleague of the Year for 3 consecutive years, while maintaining his role as the President of the student body.While practicing in America, Dr. Owusu was an adjunct clinical advisor for the ICO Externship Program at a contact lens-based family practice in Florida.
Dr. Owusu's current professional affiliations include the Gold Key International Honor Society, the Alberta College of Optometrists, Manitoba Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Florida Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Owusu was recently elected to be an active member of the Illinois College of Optometry Board of Trustees, and is also proud to serve as a member of the ICO Alumni Council as well as the student mentorship program. Dr. Owusu is happy to care for patients of all ages and with varying levels of health and wellness, although he does receive a large number of referrals specifically for pediatric patients and adults with systemic and/ or ocular disease.
When Dr. Owusu is not taking care of patients or spending time with family, he enjoys coaching high school football and playing a variety of sports.