Stephanie Marten-Ellis, O.D., M.S.

Dr. Stephanie Marten-Ellis is a therapeutic optometrist with glaucoma certification. She completed her Family Practice optometry residency where her interests were scleral lenses, community health, dry eye, and post-refractive and post-cataract surgery care at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Marten-Ellis’s clinical externship experiences include the Indian Health Services, including outpatient and hospital-based care, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Marten-Ellis completed her undergraduate degrees at Rice University in Houston, Texas where she received a double major in Psychology and Cognitive Science and a minor in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry and a Masters of Science in Vision Science and Physiological Optics. Her research on visual crowding includes a thesis, publication in Journal of Vision, and presentations to the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Academy of Optometry. She also taught as a course instructor in Physiology and Vision Science for prospective optometry students.

Dr. Marten-Ellis has also presented clinic case reports on ocular surface rehabilitation at the Heart of American Eye Care Congress and the American Optometric Association. Additionally, Dr. Marten-Ellis enjoyed teaching as a clinical attending professor for fourth-year optometry student doctors.