Dr. Gary Strickland O.D.

Dr. Strickland has an energy for optometry like we’ve never seen. Originally born in New Jersey, he always loved the beach and had a desire to combine the idea of beach living with his dream career. After practicing optometry for four years in New Jersey, he made the move to California. Five years later, he can safely call southern California home. Living in Ventura, he found himself driving up the PCH to Santa Barbara and loving the coastline. He finally discovered Montecito Optometry and it has made his dream complete.

He has practiced for twelve years as a medically oriented optometrist with a keen sense for fashion. He loves the vibe Montecito offers and is thrilled to see patients of all ages. Patients are often heard laughing and enjoying their eye exam while he helps ensure their eye health and provides clear vision. We are definitely lucky to have found him and he is excited to see both existing and new patients.

Dr Gary Strickland OD

Eye care professionals

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.