Richard J. Madonna, MA, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO

Dr. Richard J. Madonna is Professor in the Department of Biological and Vision Sciences and Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the SUNY College of Optometry. He is the immediate -past-Chair of the Department of Clinical Education and formerly the Chief of the Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service at the College. Clinically, his practice at the University Eye Center is limited to glaucoma. He lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma and ophthalmic imaging.  He has held many volunteer positions in his career, currently as a member of the Executive Board of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and as one of ASCO’s representatives to the COPE Governing Committee. He has received numerous clinical education awards, most recently the American Academy of Optometry’s Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician-Educator Award and the New York State Optometric Association’s Educator of the Year Award. He was recently inducted into SUNY College of Optometry’s inaugural PRISM Society, given to those who influenced and supported the advancement of SUNY College of Optometry’s mission through innovation, dedication, and service. Dr. Madonna was formerly Director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Chief of the Optometry Section at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, New York, and Chief of the Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service at the University Eye Center.