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Gary Alan Edelman, O.D.


Dr. Edelman is a native of Rome, NY. He did his undergraduate work at Utica College of Syracuse University. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1983.

Dr. Edelman started private practice in Philadelphia, PA in a contact lens specialty practice. After moving to North Carolina in 1984, Dr. Edelman and his wife, Dr. Tammy Edelman, started their private practice in Forest City and expanded to locations in Shelby, Rutherfordton, and Asheville. They merged their Doctors Vision Center practices with Morganton Eye Physicians, P.A. in 1999.

Dr. Edelman is the past president of the Mountain District Optometric Society, and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina State Optometric Society, and the Piedmont Optometric Society.

Dr. Edelman currently practices in the Forest City and Shelby Morganton Eye Physicians, P.A./Doctors Vision Center locations. He specializes in primary eyecare, including the detection and treatment of eye diseases, as well as the treatment of infections and injuries. Dr. Edelman has over 25 years experience in contact lenses and eyewear.