Carmen F. Castellano, O.D., FAAO

Dr. Carmen F. Castellano is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and has been practicing Optometry, specializing in contact lenses, since 1982. He holds DPA and TPA certification and is licensed to treat visual and medical conditions of the eye. Dr. Castellano has been distinguished as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies. He is one of only about 200 persons to be awarded this distinction.

Dr. Castellano is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry, the New England College of Optometry  and Pacific University School of Optometry. He has also served as a member of the University Missouri-St. Louis' Cornea and Contact Lens Research Panel from 1987 – 1991. In addition he previously served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine – Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Dr. Castellano has also served as the Benedict Professor in Practice Management at the University of Houston College of Optometry. In 2004 he was named as a Distinguished Practitioner of Optometry in the National Academies of Practice, one of fewer than one hundred individuals who have received this honor.

He has held positions as Consulting Editor of Optometric Management, Consulting Editor of Optometric Economics, and Contributing Editor of Optometry Today. He has served as adviser on CIBA VISION Business of Eyecare Seminars and is a three-time Keyman of the American Optometric Association’s Washington Conference. Dr. Castellano has served on the Board of Directors for Lensonic USA, Inc. and Missouri Eye Institute-Omega Health System. He has lectured to colleagues and students nationally and internationally and has authored book chapters and numerous published articles.

Dr. Castellano is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, St. Louis Optometric Society, Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, International Academy of Sports Vision, Vision Enhancement Council and MD/OD Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis. He has served as President, Vice President, Council Member, Committee Chair and on the Board of Directors of many of these professional societies. Dr. Castellano was named O.D. of the year in 1998 by the St. Louis Optometric Society and received that Society's Distinguished Service Award in 2007. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Optometric Association in 2013.

In addition to his professional involvement and accomplishments, Dr. Castellano has supported countless local charitable causes. He has served as sponsorship sub-chair of the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis Golf Tournament and currently serves as President of the Board of the St. Louis Italian Open Golf Tournament for Children's Charities.

Joseph C. Castellano, O.D., FAAO

Dr. Joseph C. Castellano joined The Koetting Associates June 1, 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2007 before receiving his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Castellano holds DPA and TPA certification and is licensed to treat visual and medical conditions of the eye. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and currently serves as President-Elect of the St. Louis Optometric Society. In addition, Dr. Castellano is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Optometry. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association and Missouri Optometric Association.

Dr. Castellano has served clinical externships in primary care optometry, low vision, vision therapy, geriatric care, ocular pathology and contact lens care. He spent sixteen weeks treating patients at the Kansas City Veterans Hospital in addition to treating patients at the office of Swanson, Sowers, Lee and Yager in Orlando, Florida as well as the Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis.

While in school, Dr. Castellano was very active professionally with the American Optometric Student Association and served as student liaison for the St. Louis Optometric Society. That organization also presented him their Student Award sponsored by the Surgical Division of Bausch & Lomb. He was also honored as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and received the Bellingrath Scholarship in Optometry as well as the Dr. William R. Jackson, Jr., Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Castellano has served as a clinical investigator on a number of contact lens material and solution studies. He also serves as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Nicholas A. Castellano, O.D.

Dr. Nicholas A. Castellano joined The Koetting Associates May 23, 2016. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012 before receiving his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Castellano holds DPA and TPA certification and is licensed to treat visual and medical conditions of the eye. He is a member of the St. Louis Optometric Society, the Missouri Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Castellano completed clinical externships at Envision Eye Specialists, Navy Health Clinic-Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis Community Health Centers and the University of Missouri-St. Louis University Eye Center.

While an undergraduate, Dr. Castellano served as Scholastics Chairman and Recruitment Chairman for Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity-Alpha Nu (University of Missouri-Columbia). In Optometry school he achieved Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society, the Dean’s List, the Missouri Optometric Foundation William R. Jackson Private Practice Award and the UMSL Optometry Contact Lens Clinical Award for excellence in contact lens clinical skills, patient communication and clinical research.

Dr. Gary W. DeLancey, O.D.

Dr. DeLancey graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry. He is a member of the Tomb & Key Optometric Honor Society, Phi Theta Upsilon Fraternity, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity. He also received the Phi Theta Upsilon Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Dr. DeLancey served eleven years active duty in the United States Air Force during which he established the Optometry Clinic at RAF Upper Heyford in England, U.K. He also served nineteen years as the Optometrist for the Missouri Air National Guard, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. DeLancey is also a distinguished recipient of the St. Louis Optometric Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. DeLancey has been in private practice for many years, and specializes in contact lenses, computer vision and pre and post-operative management care of corrective laser surgical patients i.e. LASIK. He holds DPA and TPA certification and is licensed to treat visual and medical conditions of the eye. Dr. DeLancey is a clinical investigator for contact lens and contact lens solution manufacturers. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, St. Louis Optometric Society, past chairman of the S. Louis Optometric Society Contact Lens Section, member of the Heart of America Contact Lens Society, and National Eye Research Foundation - Contact Lens Certification.

Dr. DeLancey is also very involved with the local community. He is a charter member of the local Rotary Club, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and a founding member of the Ellisville Merchants Association. Dr. DeLancey is also an active member and volunteer at Holy Infant Parish In Ballwin, MO.

Brentwood:

    2511 South Brentwood Blvd.

St. Louis, Missouri 63144

    (314) 863-0000

 


Ellisville:
    113 Old State Road Suite 101
Ellisville, Missouri 63021
    (636) 256-7800