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Stephanie Klemencic, OD, FAAO

Phone: 312-949-7490

Associate Professor


Dr. Klemencic worked in a private OD/MD practice in Ohio before joining the ICO Faculty in 2007. Throughout her time at ICO she has been active in optometric clinical, classroom, and laboratory teaching. Her interests are in ocular disease management and pharmaceuticals in eye care. Dr. Klemencic has authored many publications and lectures at local, state and national levels on a variety of ocular disease topics.

Special Interests
Primary Care, Ocular Disease, Urgent Eye Care, Systemic Pharmaceuticals and Supplements in Eye Care

2006 Indiana University School of Optometry Residency: Ocular Disease
2005 Indiana University School of Optometry, OD
2001 Indiana University Bloomington, IN B.S. in Biology; minor in Spanish


2007-2015; 2017-present Illinois College of Optometry
2015-2017 Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry
2013-2014 University of Illinois Chicago Department of Ophthalmology Retina Service
2006-2007 Optivue

Awards and Honors

2005 Vistakon Excellence in Contact Lens Award
2004 Vision Service Plan Primary Care Clinical Excellence Award
2003, 2004 CIBA Vision Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Scholarship
2003-2005 Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society

Professional Organizations

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Fellow, Optometric Retina Society
Consultant, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
American Optometric Association
Illinois Optometric Association


Chang P, Klemencic S, Ulanski L. Intraocular Mass Associated With Vision Loss In a Young Female. JAMA Ophthalmology. 05/12/2016.

Klemencic S, Condie J, Mei D. Ocular and Generalized Myasthenia Gravis: A Teaching Case Series. Journal of Optometric Education. Summer 2014.

Speilburg AM, Klemencic S. Ruptured Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm: Diagnosis and Management. Journal of Optometry 2014;7:131-137
Kelly S, Pang Y, Klemencic S. Reliability of the CSV-1000 Contrast Sensitivity Measures in Children and Adults. Optometry and Vision Science 2013;89(8):1172-81.

Ittner EA, Klemencic SA. Nutritional Optic Neuropathy Secondary to Topiramate-Induced Appetite Supression. Optometry-Journal of the American Optometric Association – 06/2012 Issue.

Klemencic SA, McMahon J, Upadhyay S, Messner LV. SD OCT as a Predictor
of Visual Function in Chronic Solar Maculopathy. Optometry and Vision Science 2011;88(8):1014-1019.

Klemencic SA, Newman TL, Messner LV. Selective Inner Retinal Layer Involvement in Syphilitic Retinitis as Evidenced by Spectral Domain OCT. Journal of Optometry 2011; 4(2): 37-40.

Stone WH, Klemencic SA. Acute Ocular Trauma in a Child. Journal of Optometric Education Fall 2010; 36(1):29-37.

Klemencic SA. Cotton Wool Spots as an Indicator of Methotrexate Induced Blood Dyscrasia. Optometry – Journal of the American Optometric Association 2010; 81(4): 177-180.