Gary Heiting, OD - Senior Medical Editor
Expertise: Optometry, myopia, presbyopia, blue light and the eye
Gary Heiting, OD, is All About Vision’s Senior Medical Editor. He works with our team of independent eye care professionals to ensure the accuracy of the health and vision information we publish.
Dr. Heiting joined All About Vision in 2007 after careers in clinical practice and eyeglass lens development and marketing. He has more than 30 years of experience as an eye care provider, health journalist and eyewear industry consultant.
Dr. Heiting has held clinical positions at Park Nicollet Medical Center (Minneapolis, MN) and Ophthalmic Surgeons & Physicians, Ltd. (Tempe, AZ) and served as Director of Education and Product Development for the North American ophthalmic optics division of Pentax Corporation (Tokyo).
He received his Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern California College of Optometry (Fullerton, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Pre-Medicine) from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors.
Dr. Heiting has helped develop a number of progressive multifocal lenses for the correction of presbyopia and has served as a vision expert for articles published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, CNET, Consumer Reports, Mashable, Newsweek, US News & World Report, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
Dr. Heiting’s current interests include the potential effects of blue light on eye health and vision.
Page published in April 2019
Page updated in May 2021