Glen W. Elliott, O.D.
Dr. Elliott received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2001. While studying Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Elliott earned the Quebec Merit Scholarship and was able to travel to Montreal, Canada to study for a year.
Before finishing his Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Elliott served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years during the Gulf War where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Before his last year of school, he traveled to Nome, Alaska to provide comprehensive eye care to the Eskimos living in the villages along the Bering Sea, some of whom had never received eye care in their lives.
Prior to joining Ludwick Eye Center in September 2011, Dr. Elliott had accumulated 10 years of experience working as an eye doctor in private practice. In that time, Dr. Elliott realized he had a desire for treating people with dry eyes. Dr. Elliott has shared his passion with other doctors by speaking at multiple National Conferences about dry eye and its treatment.
“Most people experience dry eyes and complain of this. That problem is heard, glossed over, and sometimes never treated. People even just give up complaining about their dry eyes because they feel like there is no relief. Day in and day out they live with burning, red, scratchy and irritated eyes and think there is nothing they can do about it, when there is. Treating someone’s dry eyes can truly improve the quality of their life, and I am passionate about being able to help people with that.”
Dr. Elliott has devoted the better part of the last 10 years concentrating on identifying and treating patients suffering with dry eye syndrome. In 2013, he even traveled to Duke, a leading Dry Eye Center, to learn more about the newest treatments in dry eye so he can better help his patients.
Dr. Elliott and his wife have four daughters. When not treating his patients, he loves to be outdoors and take his family camping and hiking.