Dr. Katherine Schlieper

Dr. Katherine Schlieper

Dr. Katherine Schlieper


Dr. Schlieper grew up in Topsham, Maine. She earned a degree in Biology from the University of Maine at Farmington Cum Laude. Subsequently, she spent several years supporting research efforts, and had roles in laboratory management and safety compliance at MIT in Cambridge, MA before attending the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA.

After earning her Doctorate in Optometry, Dr. Schlieper completed a post-graduate residency from Indiana University School of Optometry sponsored by the University of Virginia in Ocular Disease with an Emphasis in Cornea and Specialty Contact lenses.

Upon completion of her residency at UVa, she joined the team at Primary Eyecare. Dr. Schlieper enjoys seeing patients young and old but has a keen interest in ocular disease including Keratoconus, dry eyes, host vs graft disease, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, and other corneal conditions. She also has a great depth of knowledge and experience fitting scleral and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Schlieper is a Scleral Lens Education Society Fellowship Candidate as well as an American Academy of Optometry Fellowship candidate and is actively working toward her affiliation in both organizations.

Dr. Schlieper enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and swimming and all things creative; painting, writing, sewing, drawing—and has even illustrated a children’s book.

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