National Board of Examiners in Optometry
Dr. Seif received her Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Sciences and her Doctorate of Optometry degree with high honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Ill.
After graduation, Dr. Seif provided comprehensive eye care to patients in remote villages in Alaska and worked in private practice and refractive surgery settings. During this period, she developed an interest in specialty contact lenses and ocular surface disease.
Dr. Seif went on to complete a Medical Contact Lenses Fellowship at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Ore. She had the opportunity to work alongside some of the leading doctors in her field and is one of a handful of doctors to have completed this advanced clinical training.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a fellow of the Scleral Lenses Education Society, a distinction given after meeting rigorous professional standards, testing, presenting, and writing several papers. Dr. Seif serves on the public education committee for the Scleral Lenses Education Society to bring awareness and education to the community. She is passionate about designing lenses, bringing art and science together to enhance the patient's quality of life.
“Receiving my first pair of glasses was a milestone moment to me. Being able to pay it forward and have the same magical impact on others is extremely fulfilling.”
In addition to comprehensive eye care, Dr. Seif provides specialty custom contact lens fittings for patients with a variety of eye conditions including keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, high astigmatism, aphakia, and iris trauma, as well as post-transplant and post-refractive surgery patients. She has a particular interest in using scleral lenses for anterior segment conditions including severe dry eye, Bell's palsy, neurotrophic keratitis, and exposure keratitis.
Outside of work, Dr. Seif can usually be found wandering farmer's markets, exploring bookstores, being inspired by Bob Ross, and staying in motion via bike pedals, oars, or her own two feet. She plans to visit Australia, Turkey, and Ireland in the near future.
“The foundation of my practice philosophy is patient advocacy. I enjoy working closely with patients, involving them in the decision making, and teaming together to exhaust all possible treatment options. I also aim to be actively involved in my field, staying on top of the newest treatments, products, and technology to provide the best care possible.”
Scleral Lenses Education Society; American Academy of Optometry