Dr. Elizabeth Failla recently decided to spend more time with her growing family at home and joined Family Eye Clinic to maintain a balance of her optometric career and her new career at home as “mom.” She has spent several years working in refractive surgery and is looking forward to applying the skills she has developed over the past twelve years to better the ocular health of Family Eye Clinic’s patients. In particular, Dr. Failla’s focus includes difficult contact lens fits and the treatment of ocular disease and dry eye management.
Dr. Failla received her undergraduate degree in biology from Indiana University. She continued her education in Indiana graduating from Indiana University’s School of Optometry in 2002 as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. Dr. Failla was an assistant instructor for diagnostic management, contact lens care, and completed a rotation in Guanajuato, Mexico providing medical eye care for indigent populations. She went on to complete a residency in ocular disease at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, and worked with Alcon® Laboratories researching dry eye treatments. Following her residency, Dr. Failla has worked primarily in refractive surgery co-management including LASIK and cataract surgery, and is now enjoying more time going on bike rides through town with her family