Gary L. Etting, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Internationally known developmental optometrist
About Gary L. Etting:
Dr. Gary L. Etting is a developmental optometrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems that interfere with reading and learning. Board certified in vision development, he just recently celebrated his 41st year providing these speciality services to the public.
Dr. Etting is a past president of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (C.V.O.D.), a past member of the C.O.V.D. Exam Board, a founding member of the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association, as well as a recent past chairman. He has published several papers on the efficacy of optometric vision therapy for strabismus and amblyopia. His work on visual development and visual sports enhancement has also been the subject of articles published in magazines such as Time, Equus, Cycle, Sports America and Plane and Pilot. Dr. Etting and one of his patients were also featured on a CNN special, which explained how vision problems are often misdiagnosed as learning disabilities, dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder.
In addition, Dr. Etting has been a featured speaker at many seminars across the United States, Europe and Australia dedicated to topics on visual development, as well as at statewide public and private school conferences. He has also served 6 optometry schools in the United States with associate and adjunct professor positions. Dr. Etting has been an adjunct professor at 7 different schools and is currently an adjunct at Western College of Optometry, Salus University, and Southern College of Optometry. Presently he maintains private practices in Encino and West Los Angeles, California.
Date of Birth: August 4, 1947
Family: Wife-Linda, Children- Joshua, Brian, Dina
Doctor of Optometry, Cum Laude: Southern California College of Optometry; 1973
Bachelor of Science: Southern California College of Optometry; 1971
Bachelor of Arts: UCLA; 1968
Private Practice: Van Nuys, California; 1973 to present, and in Santa Monica, specializing in strabismus, amblyopia, pediatric vision, binocular dysfunction, sports vision enhancement, vision development problems and traumatic brain injury.
Consultant: Seventh Day Adventist School System
Visual Consultant: United States Olympic Men's Volleyball Team, American Soccer League and many individual athletes
Adjunct Professor, Pacific University College of Optometry; Pennsylvania College of Optometry; University of St. Louis, Missouri School of Optometry; Southern California College of Optometry; Illinois College of Optometry; Southern College of Optometry; Western University and Salus School of Optometry
Guest Appearance: Various radio and television programs, including local, national and international; special report with CNN, August 2001
Board Certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Board Certified in Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease
American Optometric Association
California Optometric Association
San Fernando Valley Optometric Association
Clinical Associate of the Optometric Extension Association
Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association
American Optometric Foundation
American Academy for Human Development
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Association International
National Academies of Practice
Vision Help www.VisionHelp.com
Past President and Past exam Board Chairman of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Past President of the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society
Past Chairman of the California Optometric Association San Jose Vision Therapy Seminar
Past Member of the California Optometric Association Congress Education Committee
Vice President of Sports Vision System, World Sports Council
Past Chairman American Optometric Association Sports Vision Council
Lectures and Seminars Presented:
United States, Belgium, Australia, Spain
Featured speaker at optometric national, state and regional educational conferences
Young Optometrist of the Year - California Optometric Association 1978
Optometic Recognition Award 1980, 1992
Member of the National Academies of Practice (1of only 120 Optometrists in the country)
G.N. Getman Award for Clinical Excellence
"Strabismus Therapy in Private Practice: Cure Rates After Three Months of Therapy" Journal of the American Optometric Association, Volume 49, Number 12, 12/78 1991
"Visual Training for Strabismus: Success Rate in Private Practice" Optometric Weekly 64(48): 1172-75, November 29, 1973
Mark Takesuye, O.D.
I am proud to announce that Dr. Mark Takesuye is joining our practice as our newest associate. He is a native to Long Beach, California, and attended the University of California, San Diego for his Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology. His received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating with honors in the top 5% of his class. Dr. Takesuye then continued his optometric education with a residency through the Southern College of Optometry with a focus in vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, and pediatric optometry in St. Joseph, Michigan. He has studied and trained in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, contact lenses, dry eyes, and is certified in orthokeratology, non-surgical treatment for nearsightedness.
We both share a passion for developmental vision with his special interest in neuro-optometric rehabilitation for patients with concussion, strokes, traumatic brain injury, or field loss. His addition will allow me to meet the increased demand for vision-based learning and reading problems, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (wandering eye), autism, and sports vision enhancement. In his free time, Dr. Takesuye enjoys rock climbing, surfing, and cooking. We are excited to have him at our practice and we look forward to introducing him to you.