Dr. Andrew Steele, a Kentucky native, graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Human Biology and Nutritional Chemistry before earning his optometric doctorate with honors from The Ohio State University. He completed ocular disease training at the Chalmers O. Wylie VA Medical Center and The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology’s Havener Eye Institute. He received post-doctoral training with Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers and joined the practice in 2016.
Dr. Steele has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and American Society of Optometric Surgeons. Other honors include the American Optometric Foundation Practice Excellence Award, OI Ocular Disease Award, Beta Sigma Kappa distinction and Outstanding Clinician of the Year for his work with the visually impaired at The Ohio State University. He achieved the highest ranking for his academic performance and leadership in his graduating class and thus named President of Ohio State’s Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Steele is a co-curator for Retina Rocks, the world’s largest online multimedia retina image library and bibliography repository. He serves as attending physician for the interns and residents as adjunct faculty at Indiana University and University of Alabama Birmingham. He has served on the National Board of Optometric Examiners, setting standards for colleagues on laser and surgical procedures. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on various topics and contributes to multiple professional journals. He is a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and Louisville Glaucoma Society.
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