Delegate Profile

Leo Semes

Job TitleOD

Company NameLeo Semes, OD


Leo P. Semes, OD, earned his OD from PCO and completed residency at The Eye Institute of PCO. He is former Professor of Optometry at UAB. Dr. Semes has authored or over 230 articles, book chapters and posters. He is a fellow of the AAO, as well as an active member of the AOA. Dr. Semes is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and a founding fellow of the Optometric Retina Society. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the 50 “most influential individuals in eye care” by Optometric Management magazine and received the Educator of the Year award (2015) from the Alabama Optometric Association. Recently he was recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Service award (2016) from the UAB School of Optometry. He is an editorial board member for Review of Optometry. Dr. Semes completed a 37-year academic career on June 1, 2016 and now works in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Education Sessions

  • Medical Management of Glaucoma

    September 13, 2017, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM, 1001-V

    With the changing landscape of glaucoma treatment options, practitioners need to be on the cutting edge. This course will review the mechanisms of contemporary...

    • Language: English
  • NSAIDs and Steroids Update

    September 14, 2017, 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM, 606-V

    Many topical NSAIDs are the progeny of oral medications. This course will outline the application of topical and oral agents for pain and inflammation managemen...

    • Language: English
  • The Greatest Posterior Segment Disease Course - Ever!

    September 15, 2017, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, 503-V

    This is not another boring poster segment disease course, but instead the most exciting and interesting retinal disease talk you will ever experience. Interesti...

    • Language: English
  • What Would Larry Do?

    September 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 1001-V

    As a tribute to a pioneer in optometric education, specifically the posterior segment, this lecture will feature cases that are enigmatic and offer a logical pr...

    • Language: English

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