Tony Carnevali, OD
Southern California College of Optometry
Joined us in 1994
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Carnevali is a tenured Associate Clinical Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry, Marshal B. Ketchum University, and former Clinic Director of the Optometric Center of Los Angeles (now the Eye Care Center at Los Angeles) - a satellite teaching clinic of the College. At SCCO/UECLA, Dr. Carnevali teaches ethics and law and a variety of clinical topics.
Dr. Carnevali received his B.A. degree in Physiological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967 and the O.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1975. He was in private practice for about 20 years before joining the College faculty in 1994 and as clinic director in 1995. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is also a Past President of the California Optometric Association, San Fernando Valley Optometric Society, as well as Past President of the Public Vision League, the litigative arm of COA. Dr. Carnevali has served as a Consultant and Visiting Professor of Clinical Optometry at the University of Milan, Italy; and most recently he served as Special Consultant to the Office of Professional Examination Services, California Department of Consumer Affairs, for which he author the glaucoma certification requirements for California ODs which were later adopted as a regulation by the State Board of Optometry.
Dr. Carnevali has been published in various scientific journals, including Optometry, the Journal of the American Optometric Association, Optometry and Vision Science, Review of Optometry and Others. He is a current member of several professional organizations, including among others: American Optometric Association; California Optometric Association; and the American Academy of Optometry. In addition, he has lectured extensively to teachers, PTA’s, students, and community organizations; and appeared in local and national syndicated radio and television programs.
For his many years of dedicated service, leadership, contributions and achievements to the profession, the college of optometry, and to the community - as well as for his commitment and accomplishments on behalf of the visual welfare of the public, Dr. Carnevali is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including: California’s Young Optometrist of the Year, San Fernando Valley Optometric Society Optometrist of the Year, California Optometrist of the Year, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Southern California College of Optometry, one of 100 Centennial Honorees of the college, the SCCO Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, the California Optometric Association Distinguished Educator of the Year Award, and most recently was selected the first national Optometric Educator of the Year by the American Optometric Association.