Dr. Louis Lipschultz
Dr. Lipschultz is a product of our community. Born in Chicago, and raised in Glenwood, he attended Brookwood Grade School, and Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. He then attended Eastern Illinois University majoring in chemical engineering and the pre-medicine track of coursework. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1986 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, and promptly acquired Dr. Rocke’s successful practice (at the time was located in Homewood), and settled into a home in the Beverly neighborhood in Chicago.
After 14 years in private practice, Dr. Lipschultz left the practice in July 2000 for Atlanta to assume the position of CEO of Pulse Data International, Inc. He coordinated a series of acquisitions which resulted in a new name: HumanWare. He left Pulse Data in October 2003 to form several new companies focused on the vision impairment industry and accessible web application design.
Although his primary passion is working with visually impaired individuals, Dr. Lipschultz continues to allocate a significant portion of his patient care hours to general, contact lens, and pediatric vision care. Dr. Lipschultz splits his time between his home in Southern California and our Olympia Fields office. While in California he manages his multiple low vision related internet companies, and quality time with his wife Dr. Susan Cotter, a professor at both the Southern California College of Optometry, and the USC Doheney Eye Institute.
He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, the Low Vision Section of the AOA, and VOSH.
Dr. Elizabeth Hanno
Dr. Hanno joined Southland Eye Associates in 2009. Elizabeth Hanno was born and raised in Oak Lawn, and is currently residing in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. After attending Mother McAuley High School, she continued her education around the corner at St. Xavier University. In 2001, she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology.
She then went on to graduate cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Hanno then completed a primary care residency at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Healthcare System in Danville, IL. Recently, her article on the treatment of anterior uveitis was published in the Journal of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Hanno is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.