Salvatore DeCanio, OD
Board certified optometrist
Dr. DeCanio is a Board-Certified Optometric physician – Fellow American Academy of Optometry and a native of South Florida. His commitment and vast experience in optometric field working for quality patient care.
Dr. DeCanio completed his undergraduate at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he received his degree of Bachelor of Arts in biology with Honors, cum laude. After receiving his Medical Degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry (OD), Houston, Texas, where he was on the Dean’s Honor List. De. DeCanio completed his residency in Hospital-base Optometry and Ocular Disease at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, New Mexico. Under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Rudel, he conducted basic research in arteriosclerosis and lipoprotin in biochemistry on monkey colonies they bred. Also compiled inaugural laboratory manuals on these research methods.
Dr. DeCanio was involved in many professional publications and book reviews on several topics of Optometry. He has received may awards for the work.
Dr. DeCanio is the Founding Board Member, Optometric Council on Refractive Technology (OCRT), 2003 – present. Board Member and Chairman, OCRT Annual Meeting 2003 – present, Member of the Contact Lens Section AOA, 1984 – present, Accepted for Fellowship, American academy of Optometry, 1980 – present, Member American Optometric Association, 1977 – present. Member Florida Optometric Association, Member Southern Council of Optometrist, Member, Palm Beach County Optometric Society. Florida State Board of Optometry and Board-Certified Optometric Physician.
In October of 2020, Dr. DeCanio joined the Snead Eye group. Dr. DeCanio wanted to expand his services for his patients so he chose Snead Eye Group because they shared his passion for Professional Attentive eye care
excellence and were committed to advancing technologies and treatments.
Dr. DeCanio has two adult children, a daughter the is a pharma rep in Denver, CO, and his son who is an Attorney in Orlando, FL. His interest are business, medicine, new technologies and total wellness and nutrition, loves to travel, golf and spending time with his family.