Gary Bockhold, O.D.
About Gary Bockhold, O.D.
Dr. Gary Bockhold is a board-certified optometric physician who has been an active member of the Sarasota community for more than 40 years. A native of Warren, Ohio, he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He then served as a Clinical Instructor at the University Clinics until moving to Florida.
Since 1977, Dr. Bockhold has provided area residents with personalized service through his Sarasota practice. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association and the Manasota Optometric Society, where he was president from 1982 through 1983.
Dr. Bockhold is active in community affairs. He is a past president of the Sarasota Sunrise Rotary Club, and currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as the sergeant-at-arms. He is an avid “Buckeye” fan and is a past president of the Manasota Ohio State Alumni Association.
He and his wife, Kathy, enjoy kayaking, cycling and sunset strolls on the beach. They have three grown children: Brooke, Blake, and Greg.