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15 hours of COPE CE of which 12 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 and Florida accreditation.

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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. He is a partner and co-owner of Optometric Education Consultants.

Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants


Joseph J. Pizzimenti, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Joseph J. Pizzimenti received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Rehabilitative Optometry at the University of Houston. He is a recognized clinician and educator and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014.

Dr. Pizzimenti’s areas of clinical research include diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, and vitreomacular adhesion. His scientific articles have appeared in a host of peer- reviewed journals, and he regularly lectures on posterior segment disease. Dr. Pizzimenti was awarded a Fellowship by the World Council of Optometry in 2006, resulting in an appointment to teach and evaluate optometric education programs in Central Europe.

Dr. Pizzimenti has been a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University and the University of the Incarnate Word, serving with distinction at both institutions. He recently accepted a position as Consultative Optometric Physician at the Center for Retina and Macular Disease. Dr. Pizzimenti enjoys living in central Florida as well as travelling with his wife and grown children.


Greg Caldwell | 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.