Scott Hauswirth, OD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Graduate School :
  • OD, Southern California College of Optometry (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of North Dakota (ND) (1995)
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Director, Ocular Surface Clinic
  • Faculty, Center for Ocular Inflammation

Recognition & Awards

  • Award of Excellence for Leadership in Clinical Care, National Keratoconus Foundation (2021)
  • PCON 250, Primary Care Optometry News (2016)
    Awarded to the top 250 Innovators in the profession of optometry

Research Interests

Dry eye, Corneal Neuropathic Pain, Neurotrophic keratitis, Use of confocal microscopy in ophthalmic disease


  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology


  • Yeu E, Hauswirth S. A Review of the Differential Diagnosis of Acute Infectious Conjunctivitis: Implications for Treatment and Management. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020;14:805-813. PubMed PMID: 32210533
  • Hardten DR, Hauswirth SG. Comparison of designs of laser systems utilized for refractive surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2003 Aug;14(4):213-9. PubMed PMID: 12888720

Professional Memberships

  • American Optometric Association, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • INTREPID Eye Society, Founding member; Research and Innovation Committee
  • Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society, Member
  • Optometric Council on Refractive Technology, Member
  • American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
  • Anterior Segment Section of AAOpt, Secretary

Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Optometry
  • Residency in Cornea, Glaucoma, and Surgical Management, Specialized Training (1999)
  • Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease, Certificate (1998)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision - Corneal Disease
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Dry Eyes
  • Eyes and Vision - Glaucoma
  • Eyes and Vision - Optometry
  • Eyes and Vision - Cataract
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Macular Degeneration
  • Eyes and Vision - Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
Clinical Interests
My primary interests are in ocular surface disease including dry eye disease and chronic pain, medical management of corneal and anterior segment disease.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the most up-to-date treatment options for my patients, along with appropriate education about their conditions. I enjoy collaborating with referring doctors and our surgeons and sub-specialists to provide the best care for our patients.

Personal Interests
I enjoy hiking, swimming, golf, and watching ice hockey

Volunteer Activities
Mentor - National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Public Speaking
I lecture locally, nationally, and internationally to eye care providers on topics such as dry eye disease, corneal disease, and surgical management of eye diseases.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • OD, Southern California College of Optometry (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of North Dakota (ND) (1995)
Department: Ophthalmology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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