800 E Atwater Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405-3635
Dr. Elli Kollbaum is a clinical professor at IU School of Optometry. She is currently the chief of the Vision Rehabilitation Service and the director of the External Rotation Program.
Dr. Kollbaum sees patients with visual impairment from ocular disease, stroke, and brain injury, and implements treatment plans to improve quality of life and increase function in everyday life. Dr. Kollbaum staffs the primary care service and teaches in the classroom on topics including low vision optics and vision rehabilitation. Her scholarly activity includes research in microperimetry, and other assessment tools for visual impairment as well as management strategies. Her professional service includes serving as chair of the Low Vision Educators’ Special Interest Group, a team working together to improve optometric education on the topics of low vision.
She has presented continuing education and her research work at national meetings including ARVO and AAO. She also has spoken at community events on the state and local level on topics related to visual impairment. In her free time, Dr. Kollbaum enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.