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Susan Gailmard, O.D.


Dr. Susan Gailmard received her O.D. degree from Illinois College of Optometry after completing her undergraduate studies at Indiana University, Northwest campus. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, Dr. Susan is a graduate of Andrean High School. She joined husband Neil in practice after completing her professional training in 1980, when their office was located in Harrison Ridge Square in Munster. Susan was instrumental in the location and design of the present eye center building, which was built in 1985, and the new optical wing that was added in 1992. The eye center received the Beautification Award from the Town of Munster in 1986.

Dr. Susan specializes in fitting contact lenses of all types and has served as a clinical investigator for contact lens research studies of new lens materials and care products. She is co-author of a book chapter in Specialty Contact Lenses, a medical textbook published by Saunders. Susan was voted Best Optometrist in the Calumet Region in a Times newspaper reader poll. Many patients still remember when Dr. Gailmard played herself in the role of an optometrist in a nationally acclaimed television commercial for McDonald’s Restaurants, commemorating the company’s 50-year anniversary.