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Dr. Heady - Cataract & Laser Institute

Ryan J. Heady, O.D.

Medical Eye Care Specialist
Cataract & Laser Institute - Kokomo
Dr. Heady is a specialist in the medical eye care field. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry. While there, he did his educational rotations in pediatrics, corneal conditions, intraocular and extraocular disease, and low vision.

After graduation, Dr. Heady went on to receive additional training, completing a residency in Ocular Disease at Omni Eye Services of New Jersey. While at Omni, he received extensive experience in emergency eye care as well as pre- and post-operative surgical care. On a daily basis, he managed ocular pathology including macular degeneration, retinal detachments, glaucoma, corneal conditions, refractive procedures, oculoplastics, strabismus, and amblyopia treatment. 

Following his residency, Dr. Heady joined the staff of the Department of Veteran Affairs in Branson, MO. While on staff, he gained continued experience in the treatment and management of glaucoma, low vision, macular degeneration, and other medical conditions. With the implementation of cataract surgery at the medical center, he was instrumental in the training of support staff and other doctors in perioperative cataract management. Dr. Heady is a recipient of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Society Award for his essay, "The Future of Refractive Surgery," and has presented academic papers at both Southern Educational Congress of Optometry and at SALUS University and has lectured on various ocular disease topics.

Dr. Heady enjoys spending time outdoors camping, running, biking, and hiking with his wife. He has competed in several half and full marathons. He loves street rods and antique automobiles.

Professional and Honorary Organizations

Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Armed Forces Optometric Society
Member, Wabash Valley Optometric Society
Member, Indiana Optometric Association

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