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Carmen F. Castellano, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Castellano is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry and currently serves on it's Leadership Council. He has also served as a member of the University’s Cornea and Contact Lens Research Panel from 1987 – 1991. In addition he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine – Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, New England College of Optometry and Pacific University School of Optometry. Dr. Castellano has also served as the Benedict Professor in Practice Management at the University of Houston College of Optometry. In 2004 he was named as a Distinguished Practitioner of Optometry in the National Academies of Practice, one of fewer than one hundred individuals who have received this honor.
He has held positions as Consulting Editor of Optometric Management, Consulting Editor of Optometric Economics, and Contributing Editor of Optometry Today. He has served as adviser on CIBA VISION Business of Eyecare Seminars and is a three-time Keyman of the American Optometric Association’s Washington Conference. Dr. Castellano has served on the Board of Directors for Lensonic USA, Inc. and Missouri Eye Institute-Omega Health System. He has lectured to colleagues and students nationally and internationally and has authored book chapters and numerous published articles.
Dr. Castellano is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, St. Louis Optometric Society, INTERLENS, Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, International Academy of Sports Vision, Vision Enhancement Council and MD/OD Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis. He has served as President, Vice President, Council Member, Committee Chair and on the Board of Directors of many of these professional societies. Dr. Castellano was named O.D. of the year in 1998 by the St. Louis Optometric Society and received that Society's Distinguished Service Award in 2007. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Optometric Association in 2013.
In addition to his professional involvement and accomplishments, Dr. Castellano has supported countless local charitable causes. He has served as sponsorship sub-chair of the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis Golf Tournament and currently serves as President of the Board of the St. Louis Italian Open Golf Tournament for Children's Charities.
Joseph C. Castellano, O.D.
Dr. Joseph C. Castellano joined The Koetting Associates June 1, 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2007 before receiving his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Castellano holds DPA and TPA certification and is licensed to treat visual and medical conditions of the eye. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and currently serves as President-Elect of the St. Louis Optometric Society. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association and Missouri Optometric Association.
Dr. Castellano has served clinical externships in primary care optometry, low vision, vision therapy, geriatric care, ocular pathology and contact lens care. He spent sixteen weeks treating patients at the Kansas City Veterans Hospital in addition to treating patients at the office of Swanson, Sowers, Lee and Yager in Orlando, Florida as well as the Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis.
While in school, Dr. Castellano was very active professionally with the American Optometric Student Association and served as student liaison for the St. Louis Optometric Society. That organization also presented him their Student Award sponsored by the Surgical Division of Bausch & Lomb. He was also honored as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and received the Bellingrath Scholarship in Optometry as well as the Dr. William R. Jackson, Jr., Memorial Scholarship.