The primary mission of the Glaucoma Section is to promote excellence in the care of patients with glaucoma by developing evidence-based educational activities, fostering original research endeavors, and promoting inter-disciplinary collaboration. Through the fusion of clinicians, educators, and researchers who share a common passion in the area of glaucoma, the Section will provide the leadership and mentorship that is necessary to enhance and optimize clinical management of glaucoma throughout the optometric profession.

For more information, please contact acting Glaucoma Section Chair, Sarah Wood.

Section Officers


Lauren Ristin, OD, FAAO

Vice Chair

Jennifer Brown, OD, FAAO

Communications Chair

Cecelia C Koetting, OD, FAAO
Image of Michael Sullivan-Mee, OD, FAAO

Diplomate Chair

Michael Sullivan-Mee, OD, FAAO

Program Chair

Andrew John Rixon, OD, FAAO
Image of Sarah Dougherty Wood, OD, MS, FAAO


Sarah Dougherty Wood, OD, MS, FAAO
Image of Joseph W Sowka, OD, FAAO

Diplomate Written Exam Chair

Joseph W Sowka, OD, FAAO
Image of Lisa M Young, OD, FAAO

Immediate Past Chair

Lisa M Young, OD, FAAO

Diplomate Case Reports

Mitchell W Dul, Jr., OD, MS, FAAO