Delegate Profile

Scott Hauswirth

Job TitleOD

Company NameUniversity of Colorado


Dr. Hauswirth is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he is coordinating director of the dry eye and ocular surface center. He graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry with honors and completed his residency in Cornea, Glaucoma, and Surgical Management at Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis, MN. He went on to practice for seventeen years as a consultative optometrist with Minnesota Eye Consultants, where he led the optometric externship program, mentoring future optometrists in their last year of clinical training. He was also active in numerous research projects, and was instrumental in the development of their dry eye program. He is on the editorial board of five publications including the Journal of Dry Eye Disease, and has authored several journal articles, publications, and texts. He is active in the Academy of Optometry and has twice been an invited lecturer for the Anterior Segment Symposium Section, lecturing on the impacts of drug delivery on ocular surface disease, and the presence of corneal neuropathic pain in dry eye. He is a founding member of the Intrepid Eye Society, a select group of progressive leaders within the profession of optometry dedicated to educating and the profession of optometry and shaping their future leaders. He is currently leading research in meibomian gland dysfunction, corneal neuropathic pain, and immunologic pathways of dry eye disease at the University of Colorado, and is medical advisor for two biotech startups, in addition to having multiple consultative roles for various pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the eye care industry. He was selected as one of the Primary Care Optometry News 250 Innovators in Optometry in 2016.

Education Sessions

  • Pain Photophobia and Ocular Pathology: What You Should Know to Help Your Patient

    September 24, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course reviews the connections between ocular surface disease and symptomatology of neuropathic pain, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatments ...

    • Language: English
  • Updates in Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

    September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course illustrates the history and development of corneal collagen crosslinking and its current approval to treat keratoconus and iatrogenic ectasia in the...

    • Language: English
  • MIGS in Glaucoma

    September 25, 2020, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) has exploded onto the scene in recent years to help fill a gap in the glaucoma treatment algorithm. This course will pro...

    • Language: English
  • Anterior Segment Dilemmas

    September 25, 2020, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sands Convention Center - TBD

    This course illustrates several different real-life patients who presented urgently to a tertiary care center. Emphasis is placed on establishing differential d...

    • Language: English