Karen DeLoss, OD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her practice primarily concentrates on specialty contact lenses for corneal ectasia and ocular surface disease. She also sees patients for primary care optometry. Her research is focused on clinical outcomes of specialty contact lenses and anterior segment disease. She has published in American Journal of Ophthalmology, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Eye and Contact Lens and Cornea. Dr DeLoss is the vice chair of the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. She also serves on the board of the American Optometric Association, Cornea and Contact Lens Section. Dr DeLoss is also an advisory board member for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute and advisory member of the Scleral Lens Research Meeting. Dr DeLoss writes a column every two weeks for the online newsletter, Contact Lens Today. She is a contributor to the GP Insights section of Contact Lens Spectrum and other monthly sections. She is a journal reviewer for Cornea, Optometry and Vision Science, Eye and Contact Lens, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, and Optometric Clinical Practice.
Dr DeLoss obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming in Laramie Wyoming. She is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, Illinois. She went on the complete a fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lens at the University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, Texas, and also completed a clinical fellowship at the Boston Foundation for Sight in Needham, Massachusetts. Dr DeLoss is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a fellow of the Scleral Lens Society. She lectures both nationally and internationally on subjects related to her clinical practice and research.