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16 hours of COPE CE of which 14 are CEE/TQ including Florida required courses. CEE/TQ examination courses are for states such as Florida and Illinois which have this additional requirement. If you are licensed in states that do not require CEE/TQ, you do not have to take an exam to receive COPE credits.

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Greg Caldwell | Optometric Education Consultants

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

Greg Caldwell, OD, 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) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO).

He currently works in Duncansville and Johnstown, 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. Dr. Caldwell has lectured extensively throughout the county and over twelve 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 | Optometric Education Consultants

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Dr. Joseph Sowka is an attending optometric physician at Center for Sight in Sarasota, Florida, a large medical-surgical practice where he focuses on glaucoma management and neuro-ophthalmic disease. He was formerly Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry for 28 years where he served as Chief of The Advanced Care Service and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the College’s Eye Institute. He was the Program Coordinator and Supervisor for the Ocular Disease Residency. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is also the Founder and 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. He is a partner and co-owner of Optometric Education Consultants.

Greg Caldwell | Optometric Education Consultants

Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, BPharm, RPh

Dr. Offerdahl attended Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA, for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Upon completion of her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, she completed a Residency at Temple University Hospital, where much of her time was spent in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

She is currently on faculty at Salus University in the Department of Optometry, where she is the course director and instructor for all systemic pharmacology courses for students in the optometry, audiology, and physician assistant programs. Additionally, she is a practicing clinical pharmacist with a pharmacy and a patient care practice site in Rosemont, PA.

Dr. Offerdahl is currently earning another degree in holistic medicine, as well as additional certifications in veterinary pharmacy. She lectures extensively in the optometry community.

Greg Caldwell | Optometric Education Consultants

Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO

Dr. Mark Dunbar has been a member of the optometric staff at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for over 30 years and currently serves as the Director of Optometric Services. He is also Co-Chairman of the Conference Advisory Board for
Vision Expo.

Dr Dunbar is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS). Dr. Dunbar also serves on the Editorial Boards for Review of Optometry
where he writes the monthly column “The Retina Quiz. “

Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

Andrew G. Lee, MD

Andrew G. Lee, M.D. is chair of the Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and holds join appointments at Baylor College of Medicine; Texas A and M College of Medicine; the University of Iowa; the University of Buffalo; University of Texas Medical Branch and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr Lee has served on the Editorial Board of 20 ophthalmic journals including JAMA Ophthalmology; Survey of Ophthalmology; the American, the the Canadian, and the Japanese Journals of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, and Eye.

He has published over 500 peer-reviewed publications and eight full textbooks in ophthalmology.

He has been the invited speaker at over 3oo national and international eye meetings and has given 14 named lectureships.

Dr. Lee has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) honor award, senior honor award, secretariat award, and lifetime achievement award. He is a past President of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS).

He has a special interest in resident education and has received the resident teaching award 8 times at five different academic institutions.

Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants


Melanie Denton, OD, MBA, FAAO

  • Owner of Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, 1-doctor cold start practice providing advanced CL services, specialty dry eye clinic, medical eye care, and children’s vision care
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, member of the American Optometric Association
  • Clinical Examiner for the North Carolina Board of Optometry
  • Bausch and Lomb Speaker and Academic Consulting Expert
  • Contributing editor to Optometry Times, published in Review of Optometry, Optometric Business, and others in the past.
  • Speaker, presenting at state, local and national society meetings including SECO and AOA
  • Education: University of Michigan (BS in Anthropology-Zoology 2005), Michigan College of Optometry (OD 2009), Western Carolina University (MBA 2015)