After receiving his OD degree, Dr. Kollbaum worked in a private multidisciplinary practice prior to returning to IU where he received a Masters degree in Clinical Research and a PhD degree in Vision Science.
Following receiving his research training he accepted a faculty position at IU, where he teaches and performs research in the areas of contact lenses and optics. His specific interests include myopia, presbyopia, eye fatigue, keratoconus, metrology, and biometry.
Dr. Kollbaum holds membership in several organizations including the American Academy of Optometry, ARVO, ISCLR, and BCLA. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.
- Doctor of Optometry, Indiana University School of Optometry (1999)
- Master of Science in Clinical Research, IU School of Medicine (2007)
- Ph.D. in Vision Science, Indiana University School of Optometry (2007)
Dr. Kollbaum’s areas of research interest include contact lens optics, contact lens fitting and design, presbyopia, keratoconus, refractive surgery optics, corneal topography, presbyopic corrections, optics of the aging eye, measurement and correction of aberrations, refractive surgery, ocular diagnostics, metrology, and predictive modeling.
- Optics IV (V 632; partial)
- Contact Lenses I (V 633)