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Joseph Allen, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO

Dr. Joseph J. Allen graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian from the Rosenburg School of Optometry in 2015 and completed his residency at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Allen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Strategic Communications Committee, and he completed the AOA leadership training in 2022. He was also awarded the Media Advocacy award from the AOA in 2021.

Dr. Allen is a practicing optometrist in Minnesota and the founder of Doctor Eye Health, an educational YouTube channel with more than 900K subscribers. There he provides information about eye health, ocular disease and vision products. His videos cover a range of topics that his subscribers frequently ask about: eye floaters, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and more.

Dr. Allen is the host of Eye Give A Damn, a podcast by FluoreSCENE Media, which focuses on speaking to optometrists about topics that they give a damn about. Dr. Allen has been featured in Ask Men and Oprah Daily and in his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, running, cooking, playing video games, hiking, and biking.

Area(s) of Specialty:

Ocular Disease, Dry Eye, Marketing

What Inspires Me:

Coming up with creative ideas

My Interests Outside of Optometry:

Video Games, Fitness, Cooking



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