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Ellen Shorter, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Associate Professor

Director, Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) Clinic

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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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.


OD: Illinois College of Optometry
Residency in Optometry: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and Hines Veterans Hospital
Clinical Fellowship in PROSE: Boston Foundation for Sight