John Elliott Conto, OD, Dipl. AAO

Associate Professor


  • Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital
  • 925 North 87th Street
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Optometry

Eye Institute

Visions Services - Froedtert Hospital

I entered eye care with the philosophy to provide the patient with competent and compassionate vision care. I strive to develop a partnership with my patients through education so that they may make informed choices regarding their care. I enjoy caring for patients at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute because of the high standards of care and the team approach between the staff physicians.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Refractive Error
  • Ocular Surface Disease
  • Ocular Graft vs. Host

Treatments and Services

  • Primary Optometry Care
  • Dilated Eye Exam
  • Dry Eye Evaluation
  • Refractions
  • Urgent Eye Care

Patients Ages Seen

  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Optometry

Clinic Locations


Dr. John Conto was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Allegheny College and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1982. He received his doctor of optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1986, and he completed a residency in primary eye care at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a past associate professor of optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, where he was also the chief of staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. In 1991, he was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He has been a frequent author and presenter. Dr. Conto was in private practice and the managing member of Cedar Creek Eye Associates prior to joining the medical staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin as a staff optometrist in 2005. He was certified by the American Board of Medical Optometry in 2013. In addition to comprehensive eye care, his clinical interests include inflammatory eye disease and ocular surface dysfunction (dry eye). His avocations include fly fishing, genealogy and car restoration.

Education and Training

Doctor of Optometry - Pennsylvania College of Optometry - Elkins Park, PA (1986)
Residency in Primary Eye Care - The Eye Institute, Pennsylvania College of Optometry - Elkins Park, PA (1986-1987)