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.


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