Dr. Susan Gromacki, O.D., M.S, F.A.A.O, F.S.L.S. brought almost 20 years of experience to Washington Eye when she joined in 2012. An internationally-recognized expert in contact lenses, she specializes in keratoconus, presbyopia, post-refractive surgery, post-corneal transplant, aphakia, astigmatism, and dry eye. She is one of fewer than 5% of optometrists to complete a hospital-based residency program in ocular disease. In addition, she earned a Master of Science in Physiological Optics. The focus of her research and thesis–over 200 pages long—was keratoconus.
She is invited to lecture worldwide, having presented over 570 professional lectures and publications and has served as Contributing Editor of Contact Lens Spectrum, Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, and CL Today. She has been named to “America’s Best Optometrists,” the Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World, and The Leading Health Care Professionals of the World (International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England). She has been interviewed by various television stations, newspapers, and radio stations, including NBC 8, FOX 2, CBS 62, WJR 760, The Milan News, The Saline Reporter, The Missaukee Sentinel, The Clare Sentinel, and The Ontonagon Herald.
She is one of only 166 optometrists worldwide to have earned the distinction of Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies section of the American Academy of
Optometry. She is also a Fellow in the organization and serves on its leadership. She also served on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, writing and overseeing the examinations that ensure the qualifications of new optometrists to enter practice. She is a trusted Advisory Board member of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute.
Most recently, she was named one of the Most Notable Alumni in the 100-year history of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. In 2016, she achieved the distinction of Fellow in the Scleral Lens Education Society. Recognizing expertise in the fitting of gas permeable scleral contact lenses, she is one of only 50 eye care providers worldwide to earn this award.
Formerly a faculty member of the New England College of Optometry and the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology, where she directed the Contact Lens and Low Vision Clinics, she is the Director of the Contact Lens Service at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons. At Washington Eye, she performs eye examinations, keratoconus consultations, contact lens fittings, and dry eye treatment and management.
Columbus and Chillicothe VA Medical Centers and The Ohio State University, Columbus and Chillicothe, OH
Residency in Hospital-based Optometry
The Ohio State University, College of Optometry, Columbus, OH
Doctor of Optometry, with Honors
The Ohio State University, Graduate School, Columbus, OH
Master of Science in Physiological Optics, with Honors
The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor of Science, with Honors