Delegate Profile

Louise Sclafani

Job TitleOD

Company NameUniversity of Chicago Hospital


Louise A. Sclafani, OD, FAAO, a 1989 alumnus of ICO, began her career at the University of Chicago in 1993 where she is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Optometry. Her main interests include contact lenses, corneal disease, eye trauma and refractive surgery. She was awarded the status of Diplomate by the American Academy of Optometry in the cornea and contact lens section and is a frequent lecturer on these topics. She is the 1998 recipient of the IOA Young Optometrist, earned the Residents excellence in Teaching Award in 1995, the Outstanding Lecturer Award in 2001 from the University of Chicago, the 2002 Roger Kame Contact Lens Award, the 2004 Excellence in Education Award from the Illinois College of Optometry, and was invited to be a Distinguished Practicioner in the National Academies of Practice. She is a frequent contributing author for Review of Contact Lenses, Contact lens Spectrum, and Primary Care Optometry News. In 2008 she received the Illinois Optometrist of the Year and was selected by Review as one of the Top 10 Females at the Forefront of Optometry. She has served on the Illinois State Board, is a Past-President of the Illinois Optometric Association, and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section for the AOA. She is on the advisory panels and speakers bureau for several drug and contact lens manufacturers and is a consultant for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks. She resides in Chicago with her husband Jeff McClimans and son, Liam.

Education Sessions

  • Contact Lens Practice Settings - A Spectrum of Opportunity

    September 13, 2017, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, 503-V

    A panel of doctors that represent an array of practice environments will share their lifetime career experiences with the audience. Representatives of private p...

    • Language: English
  • Easier Than You Think: How to Implement Myopia Prevention and Control (MPC) in Your Practice

    September 13, 2017, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM, 903-V

    It is now undeniable to anyone who reads the peer-reviewed literature that myopia prevention and control (MPC) is a real phenomenon. Low-dose atropine, orthoke...

    • Language: English
  • Gaining Control Lifestyle and Gender Concerns of the Glaucoma Patient

    September 14, 2017, 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM, 807-V

    There is more to glaucoma management than the medical IOP control. Numerous factors affect both the diagnosis and treatment. As we live longer and the glaucoma ...

    • Language: English
  • Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Eye Care in an Optometric Practice - Opportunity Abounds!

    September 15, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM, 705-V

    The opportunities to address significant needs of your patients regarding ocular plastic surgical options as well as a host of other aesthetic eye and facial tr...

    • Language: English
  • Keeping the Bugs Off and the Contacts On: Microbial Keratitis

    September 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 903-V

    A discussion of common pathogens, treatments and prevention for Microbial keratitis in the contact lens population. Case reports and recent studies discussed.

    • Language: English

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