Board Certified Optometric Physician

As a Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Petit has over twenty years of experience and specializes in Pre-Operative and Post-Operative LASIK and Cataract care. He is a Board Certified Optometrist who treats and manages ocular diseases, such as dry eye and glaucoma. To date, Dr. Petit has co-managed tens of thousands of laser eye surgeries and actively educated and mentors his fellow optometrists on LASIK care.


  • Externship with Emphasis on Examining the Visually Challenged Patients by Teaching the Proper Usage of a Low Vision Device. Illinois Visually Handicapped Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Externship with Emphasis on Comprehensive Ocular Health Evaluations and Contact Lens Evaluations and Fitting, Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, Illinois
  • Student Doctor of Optometry with Emphasis in Post-Operative Cataract Refractions and Ocular Health Evaluations plus Comprehensive Ocular Examinations, South Suburban Eye Surgeons, Olympia Fields, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and an Emphasis in Psychology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Past President of the Hillsborough Society of Optometrists
  • Recipient of the 2014 PEARL Award for Professional, Excellence, Achievement Results, and Leadership
  • Provides LASIK Continued Education to Technicians to Maintain their Certification
  • Adjunct Professor for NOVA Southeastern College of Optometry, Monitoring and Education of Fourth Year Optometry Students
  • Volunteer Doctor of Optometry for Operation Smile, a service for the Needy People of Norfolk, Virginia with free Examinations.
  • SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), Providing Optometry Care and Services to the Needy People of Rural Thailand
  • Teaching Assistant on Proper Optometry Techniques to Second Year Students at Illinois College or Optometry, Chicago, Illinois

Professional Associations

  • American Optometric Association
    – Honored by the American Optometric Association for 20 years of Membership
  • Florida Optometric Association
  • Hillsborough Society of Optometrists
  • Past President of the Hillsborough Society of Optometrists
  • Washington DC Representative for the Hillsborough Society of Optometrists
  • National and Florida Board of Examiners


Dr. Petit leads a very active lifestyle. He traveled with his volleyball team and competed in triathlons for over eleven seasons. Dr. Petit also completed the Hawaii Iron Man competition capping off his triathlon career. You can catch him jogging in his neighborhood with his giant Schnauzer Gia or relaxing at home with friends and family.