Andrew Steele, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Andrew Steele practices in a multi-specialty ophthalmology group in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated with honors from both The Ohio State University College of Optometry and Western Kentucky University in Human Biology. His training includes the Chalmers O. Wylie VA Medical Center and The Ohio State University’s Havener Eye Institute. He then received post-doctoral training at Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers where he currently practices, providing medical and surgical management of ocular disease. Dr. Steele serves as an attending physician for interns and residents and is adjunct faculty for Indiana University and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He lectures for continuing education courses and has contributed to multiple professional journals. Dr. Steele is a fellow of the AAO and has received various honors including the AOF Practice Excellence Award, Ocular Instruments Ocular Disease Award, Beta Sigma Kappa distinction and OSU Outstanding Clinician of the Year. In addition, he achieved the highest ranking for his academic performance and leadership in his graduating class and was named President of Ohio State’s Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Steele is currently co-curator for Retina Rocks, the world’s largest online multimedia retina image library and bibliography repository. 

Joseph Sowka, O.D., F.A.A.O.

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.