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Katie Connolly

School of Optometry

Expert Bio

Dr. Katie Connolly is an associate clinical professor at the Indiana University School of Optometry and the clinical chief of pediatrics/binocular vision services. In addition to training students in the classroom, she sees patients in the pediatric, binocular vision, myopia management and concussion care clinics at the Atwater Eye Care Center.

She is the clinical director of See Better, Learn Better, a nonprofit pediatric eye care organization in Jamaica, and for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes in Indiana. She is the co-director of Vision for the Future, and through her work locally she screens over 2,500 children every year in Bloomington, Indiana. Her outreach initiatives are all centered on increasing access to quality eye care for children and underserved populations.

Her special interests include vision screening, myopia management, amblyopia and strabismus.

Connolly completed her undergraduate studies at Lake Superior State University and received her Doctor of Optometry with distinction from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2014. She completed a residency in pediatric optometry and binocular vision in 2015 at the IU School of Optometry.

Areas of Expertise

Vision, eye care, pediatric vision care, vision and learning, myopia management.

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