Stephanie Klemencic, OD, FAAO

Associate Professor; Coordinator, Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency Program

Phone: 312-949-7293
Office: 2501, Suite D

Stephanie Klemencic, OD, FAAO
Stephanie Klemencic, OD, FAAO

Following completion of her Ocular Disease residency, Dr. Klemencic worked in a private OD/MD practice in Ohio before joining the faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2007. She currently is coordinator of ICO’s primary care and ocular disease residency program. She focuses her time in clinical education and patient care with second-, third- and fourth-year interns and residents in the Primary Care and Urgent Care clinics of the Illinois Eye Institute. Additionally, she teaches in first- and second-year student optometry skills laboratories and lectures on a variety of ocular disease topics in third- and fourth-year and resident conferences.

ICO is focused on producing excellent clinicians in eye care. The Illinois Eye Institute is one of the largest providers of eye care services in the United States, giving students an amazing patient care experience in all aspects of optometry. Students here also benefit from the experience and leadership of faculty with a variety of expertise and backgrounds. Finally, state of the art classroom, laboratory and clinical equipment and facilities make ICO top rate!


Ocular disease, systemic pharmaceuticals and supplements in eye care, residency education


2006  Indiana University School of Optometry, Ocular Disease Residency
2005  Indiana University School of Optometry, OD
2001  Indiana University, BS


2006-present  Illinois College of Optometry

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

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Consultant, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association


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.