Tony Carnevali, O.D.
Associate Professor

Joined us in 1994

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

323.234.9137 • Fax 323.235.6203

Dr. Carnevali, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, is currently a tenured Associate Clinical Professor and Clinic Director of the Optometric Center of Los Angeles, one of the two teaching clinics owned by the Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Carnevali received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967 in Physiological Psychology and the O.D. degree in 1975 from the Southern California College of Optometry. He was in private practice approximately 20 years before joining the College faculty on a part-time basis in 1994, became a full-time faculty member in 1995, and assumed the position as Director of the Clinic that same year. As Director, he is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of the facility as well as creating a supportive environment for teaching fourth-year student clinicians and providing excellent eye and vision care to the people of the community.

While in private practice, Dr. Carnevali acquired extensive experience in delivering full scope optometric services, including primary care, vision therapy, rehabilitation of the partially sighted, and specialty fitting of contact lenses. Dr. Carnevali's scholarly interests include publications in optometric journals on contact lenses, public health and clinical care. He has also served as a reviewer for Optometry, the Journal of the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Carnevali also served on the Board of Trustees of the California Optometric Association for about 10 years, being elected President of the Association in 1991. He continues to serve the profession as chair or member of a number of state and national committees and task forces, as well as being an active member of various professional associations/organizations. Dr. Carnevali has been the recipient of many awards and honors including California Optometrist of the Year, the SCCO Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, one of one-hundred Centennial Honorees for the College, and the faculty Teaching Excellence Award.