Conversation with Dr. Lou Catania


Welcome to the Eye Documentaries podcast, where we are having interesting conversations with optometrists that have been involved in pivotal areas of our profession, and how that impacts patient care today, Dr. Wolfe and I had a discussion today with one of the most influential Optometrist and speakers over the last 3 decades. We discuss how he helped to push the profession forward in the multidisciplinary model and how this affected Optometry on the national level.

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Dr. Louis Catania is an internationally renowned lecturer on optometry’s role in diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment diseases. He was a Pennsylvania College of Optometry faculty member until 1995, serving as Associate Professor. Dr. Catania also directed the Center for Continuing and Post Graduate Education (now the Department of International and Continuing Education). As the first Director of the Center for International Studies, Dr. Catania played a pivotal role in expanding the College’s educational scope worldwide. He is the author of Primary Care of the Anterior Segment and an accompanying audio-visual series. Dr. Catania was named Alumnus of the Year in 1994. He has served as senior clinical consultant for Nicolitz Eye Consultants for the past 15 years. In 2013, Dr. Catania was named the American Academy of Optometry’s Eminent Service Awardee. Dr. Catania was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2016.