Dr. Shannon L. Steinhäuser majored in pre-optometry at the University of Nebraska–Kearney and in molecular-cellular biology at California State University–Fresno. She earned her bachelor’s of visual science and doctor of optometry degrees from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. In 2000 she completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Sacaton, Arizona. She has been living in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998.
Dr. Steinhäuser currently practices at Phoenix Eye Care and Dry Eye Center of Arizona. She's an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Midwestern University Eye Institute in Glendale, Arizona. She is a published author who has participated in numerous clinical studies and has given lectures on the topics of retinal disease and glaucoma. She currently serves as journal reviews editor for Optometric Physician.
Dr. Steinhäuser has been active in the Arizona Optometric Association, serving as membership chair from 2003–2007, a member of the Board of Directors from 2006–2007, Secretary and Treasurer from 2007–2008, Vice President in 2008–2009, President from 2010–2011, and Continuing Education chair from 2008 to the present day. In 2009 the AzOA named her Young Optometrist of the Year, and in 2014 she received the AzOA's President's Award.
Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.