Primary Eye Care Conference
Pittsburgh, PA

February 17-18, 2024




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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
Pending COPE, Florida, and Texas accreditation.

Education Sponsored By:

Greg Caldwell | Optometric Education Consultants

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 | Optometric Education Consultants


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.


Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

Richard J. Madonna, OD

Dr. Richard J. Madonna is Professor in the Department of Biological and Vision Sciences and Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the SUNY College of Optometry. He is the immediate -past-Chair of the Department of Clinical Education and formerly the Chief of the Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service at the College. Clinically, his practice at the University Eye Center is limited to glaucoma. He lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma and ophthalmic imaging. He has held many volunteer positions in his career, currently as a member of the Executive Board of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and as one of ASCO’s representatives to the COPE Governing Committee. He has received numerous clinical education awards, most recently the American Academy of Optometry’s Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician-Educator Award and the New York State Optometric Association’s Educator of the Year Award. He was recently inducted into SUNY College of Optometry’s inaugural PRISM Society, given to those who influenced and supported the advancement of SUNY College of Optometry's mission through innovation, dedication, and service. Dr. Madonna was formerly Director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Chief of the Optometry Section at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, New York, and Chief of the Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service at the University Eye Center.



Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

Patricia A. Modica, OD, FAAO

Dr. Modica is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she also completed a Residency in Primary Care, followed by a two year Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease. She is currently a Clinical Professor at The State University of New York College of Optometry where she oversees care in the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease Service and teaches didactic coursework in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease and Neuroanatomy. She also participates in clinical research involving concussive disorders in adolescents. She has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to her clinical emphasis in neuro-ophthalmic disorders and has published “Neuro-Ophthalmic System: Clinical Procedures” by Butterworth-Heinemann. She is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently serves as the Chair for the Special Interest Group “Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry”.