Ruth Williams

Dr. Williams is a glaucoma consultant at the Wheaton Eye Clinic. She was CEO of this 80-year-old ophthalmology practice for nearly a decade. Wheaton Eye Clinic provides subspecialty eye care to more than 190,000 patients each year and employs 34 ophthalmologists and 14 optometrists in six locations. One of the few large, independent single specialty practices in the region, Wheaton Eye Clinic provides ophthalmic care to the patients of several integrated health systems in the Midwest.
Dr. Williams is a past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Before serving on the Academy’s Board of Trustees, she represented ophthalmology at the AMA, also chairing its specialty section. She has served on the board of several ophthalmic organizations and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Glaucoma Research Foundation board of directors. Dr. Williams is the Chief Medical Editor of EyeNet Magazine.
A dynamic speaker, Dr. Williams has given numerous named lectures, nationally and internationally. She has appeared on a dozen major television networks and talk shows and provided interviews to The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, Health, Women’s Health, Shape, and Good Housekeeping.
After attending Rush Medical College, Dr. Williams completed an ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and a glaucoma fellowship at Shaffer Associates and the University of California San Francisco.