Dr. G. Timothy Petito is an author and lecturer in various topics relating to ocular care, having published chapters in several books and articles in national publications and continues to serve in editorial positions. He has been in practice in St. Petersburg, FL for 30+ years where he specializes in complex contact lens and low vision patients. He is a consultant to several industry leading companies across the spectrum of eyecare and has patented lens systems for low vision rehabilitation. Dr. Petito was the visual performance consultant to several pro football teams and continues to evaluate and advise professional athletes in several sports regarding visual performance enhancement.
He obtained his BS degree from Michigan State University, and his Doctor of Optometry from Ferris State University. Following the completion of his doctorate degree, Dr. Petito completed a residency in Pediatric Vision and Vision Training. Dr. Petito went on to become an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York and the Co-Chief of the Primary Care Services at the Optometric Center of New York. He was a research scientist at Columbia University, and staff optometrist at the New York Eye and Ear Hospital before going into practice.
He is a member of the American Optometric Association Federal Relations Committee and is the primary AOA representative to the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) and currently serves on the PCPI Screening and Preventative Care Technical Expert Panel. Dr. Petito is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the National Academies of Practice and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.