Ellen Shorter, OD


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Ellen Shorter, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Contact Lens Service
Director, Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem  (PROSE) Clinic

Mailing Address:
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
1855 W. Taylor Street, M/C 648
Chicago, IL 60612
Email: eshorter@uic.edu

Sees patients at:
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
1855 W. Taylor Street

Contact Lens Service and PROSE Clinic
Suite 3.154
Clinic Phone: (312) 996-5410

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty
Suite 1.059
COFP Phone: (312) 355-5220

Millennium Park Eye Center
30 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 410
Phone: (312) 996-2020

Dr. Shorter fits both gas permeable and soft contact lenses for patients with a history of keratoconus, corneal surgery and aphakia. She is trained in the use of Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) devices to restore vision, reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for patients suffering with complex corneal disease. PROSE uses FDA-approved custom designed and fabricated prosthetic devices to replace or support impaired ocular surface system functions that protect and enable vision. She joined the faculty in 2010.

To learn more about PROSE click here.


BA, cum laude—Illinois Wesleyan University
OD, magna cum laude—Illinois College of Optometry
Residency in Optometry—Jesse Brown VA Medial Center and Hines Veterans Hospital
Clinical Fellowship—Boston Foundation for Sight