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G. Timothy Petito OD, FAAO, DNAP

G. Timothy Petito OD, FAAO, DNAP

Private Practice, St. Petersburg, Florida

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Timothy Petito obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, after which he completed a residency in Pediatric Vision and Vision Training. He then became an assistant professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) and Co-Chief of the Primary Care Services and Chief of the Strabismus and Amblyopia Clinic at the SUNY Optometric Center of New York in New York City. He also worked as a research scientist at Columbia University in New York City and staff optometrist at the New York Eye and Ear Hospital. 

Dr. Petito is an internationally known author and lecturer on various topics relating to ocular care. He has published several books and numerous articles in national publications and continues to serve in editorial positions. He has been in practice in St. Petersburg, Florida, since 1989. In his private practice, Dr. Petito specializes not only in low vision but also in “hard to fit” contact lens patients. He has been the American Optometric Association’s primary representative to the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement of the American Medical Association since 2009, and has served on the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement’s Screening and Preventative Care Workgroup since 2008. He was inducted into the National Academy of Practice in 2009.


Private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida


OD (optometry): Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan

Clinical Interests:

Low vision; “Hard to Fit” contact lens patients


Dr. Petito has nothing to disclose.