Kara Crumbliss, O.D.

Position: 
Director of Low Vision Services
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Dr. Crumbliss received her optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2003 and completed a residency in Low Vision and Ocular Disease at the ICO and the Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation in 2004. Upon joining the faculty of the Illinois College of Optometry on a part-time basis in 2004, she also began practice as a Low Vision Consultant with The Chicago Lighthouse.

Dr. Crumbliss is currently the Director of Clinical Services at The Chicago Lighthouse. She also works as the Coordinator of ICO's Low Vision and Ocular Disease Residency and as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Primary Care and Low Vision Rehabilitation Services of the Illinois Eye Institute. Her research and lecture interests include the association of Low Vision with: Charles Bonnet Syndrome; Cognitive Impairment; and Alzheimer's.

Dr. Crumbliss is a member of the American Optometric Association Low vision Section, the Illinois Optometric Association, and a board member of the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness.