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Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
Greg Caldwell, O.D., is a 1995 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed a one-year residency in primary care and ocular disease at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO), member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS), and member of the Optometric Wellness and Nutritional Society (OWNS). He currently works in Duncansville, Pennsylvania as an ocular disease consultant. Dr. Caldwell’s primary focus is the diagnosis and management of anterior and posterior segment ocular disease, and he has been a participant in multiple FDA investigations and trials. Dr. Caldwell has integrated nutrition, prevention, and wellness into his patient care. He practices integrative optometry. Dr. Caldwell is a co-founder of Optometric Education Consultants and co-administrator of OCT Connect on Facebook. Dr. Caldwell has lectured extensively throughout the county and over thirteen countries internationally. In 2010 he served as President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) and served on the AOA Board of Trustees 2013-2016. He is President of the Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind.
Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
Dr. Joseph Sowka is an attending optometric physician at Center for Sight in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, a large medical-surgical practice where he focuses on glaucoma and neuro- ophthalmic disease management. He is the residency education coordinator at Center for Sight. He is also Director of Optometric Business Development for US EYE. He was formerly Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry for 28 years where he served numerous academic and administrative roles. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is also the Founder and former Chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Sowka is a Glaucoma Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry. In 2021 and 2022, he was ranked #4 optometrist in the US by Newsweek magazine “America’s Best Eye Doctors” list. In 2023, he was ranked #1 optometrist in the US Newsweek ratings. He is a partner and co-owner of Optometric Education Consultants.
Chris Putnam OD, PhD, FAAO
Dr. Putnam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from South Dakota State University in 2001 and a Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University in 2005. He was commissioned in 2004 as part of the Health Professions Scholarship Program, completed the USAF Optometry Residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center and was awarded board certification in 2009. Dr. Putnam was competitively selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology Civilian to pursue a PhD in Vision Science in 2011 completing the accelerated program in 3 years winning 3 Graduate Research Fellowship awards. Additionally, he was selected to help align the activities of all USAF optometrists across 75 clinics with the Air Force Medical Service’s Strategic Vision impacting a $57M product line which provides vision and ocular health services to more than 3.1M beneficiaries world-wide. Current, he is the Medical Education Training Campus Department Chair for Diagnostic and Public Health Services overseeing 9 programs across radiology, laboratory, public health and behavioral health technician training.
Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
Kyle Sandberg graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Microbiology with a minor in Psychology. He earned his Doctor of Optometry (OD) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Following optometry school, he completed a residency in ocular disease and ocular and refractive surgery at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston.
Dr. Sandberg joined Rosenberg School of Optometry faculty in 2012 and currently acts as the Assistant Dean for Professional Advancement as well as the Chief of Refractive Surgery and Laser Services. He serves RSO in the classroom, laboratory and clinic and was awarded the Texas Optometric Association’s Educator of the Year in 2020. He serves the profession as a member of the TOA’s Legal and Legislative Committee and is the current president of the Bexar County District Optometric Society.
Dr. Sandberg lectures on the local, state and national level on topics that cover refractive surgery, glaucoma, dry eye and ocular disease. He is also the drummer for The Spectacles, the all-optometrist/optician rock band. He enjoys golf, travel and spending time with his wife and their two-year-old son and pug.