Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Dr. Joseph Pizzimenti is a full-time faculty member and Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. He earned his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Pizzimenti completed a residency Ocular Disease and Rehabilitative Optometry at the University of Houston. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014. Dr. Pizzimenti’s teaching and research interests include oculo-systemic disease, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and clinical applications of multimodal ophthalmic imaging. His scientific articles have appeared in a host of peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti was awarded a Fellowship by the World Council of Optometry in 2006, resulting in an appointment to teach and evaluate optometric education programs in Central Europe. Dr. Pizzimenti co-authored a chapter on Diabetic Retinopathy in the textbook entitled Diabetes in Black America. He enjoys finding eclectic restaurants and traveling with his wife, Dr. Claire Pizzimenti, and their three children.