Stephanie A. Klemencic, O.D., M.S.
- Posted on: Apr 22 2019
Stephanie Klemencic, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., Dipl., is a member of the comprehensive and urgent optometric services. Her practice encompasses the treatment and management of eye diseases such as cataracts, dry eyes, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and emergency eye care problems.
Dr. Klemencic grew up in Indiana and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2001 at Indiana University. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry in 2005 from the Indiana University School of Optometry where she graduated magna cum laude and completed a residency in Ocular Disease from the same institution. She received her Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University, graduating summa cum laude. For more than a decade Dr. Klemencic served as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease Residency Program where she taught ocular disease care to optometry students and residents at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in the Academy’s Comprehensive Eye Care Section. In order to become a Fellow in the Academy, excellence in patient care or research must be demonstrated. Fellows can be awarded Diplomate status by demonstrating exceptional clinical skill in the area of comprehensive eye care after rigorous testing and patient care examinations. Dr. Klemencic is one of less than 20 Diplomates in this Section worldwide.
Dr. Klemencic is also a Fellow of the Optometric Retina Society and is an American Board of Optometry Diplomate. In addition to her clinical duties, she volunteers her time as a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. She is actively engaged in clinical and scientific research, authoring many publications on ocular disease topics, and regularly lectures at national optometric meetings on a variety of ocular disease and pharmaceutical topics.