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.

Alison Bozung, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Alison Bozung graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduation, she completed a one-year ocular disease residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) in Miami, FL. Dr. Bozung then served as a clinical assistant professor in the University of Iowa's Department of Ophthalmology, practicing in both the Cornea and Comprehensive Ophthalmology services. She later returned to BPEI where she primarily sees patients in the hospital's 24/7 Ophthalmic Emergency Department. She also serves as the clinical site director of the Optometric Student Externship Program, which hosts students from five optometry schools.   Dr. Bozung is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, and Florida Optometric Association. She is a regular contributor to optometric journals, and serves as a co-editor for the Review of Cornea and Contact Lens’ Cornea Consult column.