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.


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