Kara Heying, OD, FCOVD Eye Doctor Kara Heying
After graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1998, Dr. Kara Heying joined her father’s practice and pioneered optometric vision therapy in Cedar Rapids.

She passed rigorous exams and is a certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Kara Heying has served on the COVD Board of Directors and is the former President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

She lectures on developmental optometry and vision therapy across the nation and in foreign countries.

She enjoys keeping current with the research in developmental optometry, working with pediatric patients, and leading the team of vision therapists.
Outside of the lecture circuit and The Children’s Eye Center, she plays tennis, volunteers, and cheers on her three daughters at show choir performances, basketball games, and their many school and church activities.