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Ellen Shorter, Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology

Ellen Shorter, OD


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Dr. Ellen Shorter practices in the Department of Ophthalmology at UI Health. Dr. Shorter specializes in using specialty contact lenses for the management of dry eye, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), Sjogren's syndrome, keratoconus, and post-surgical corneas with medically necessary contact lenses. She is the director of the Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (PROSE) Clinic and provides PROSE therapy for patients with complex ocular diseases to restore vision, and improve comfort and quality of life for patients. Additionally, she utilizes the newest technology available fitting image-guided freeform and impression-based EyePrintPro scleral lenses. Dr. Shorter's research interests include scleral lenses, keratoconus, and adenoviral conjunctivitis. She is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society and the American Academy of Optometry.

Language : English

Specialties & Services

  • Contact Lenses
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular Surface


Specialty Care Building

1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312.996.EYES (3937)


  • Medical School: Illinois College of Optometry
  • Residency: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center