Dr. Gary Barth, MD

Dr. BarthFor Dr. Gary Barth, your sight is his vision. With a career spanning decades, Dr. Barth has established himself as a central pillar in the North Bay’s ophthalmology community. Beyond establishing several renowned practices, including the eponymous Healdsburg-based practice in 2020, he’s brought world-class eye examinations, surgical services, and LASIK vision improvement to countless patients.

With decades of experience, he’s one of the region’s most trusted cataract and laser correction specialists. But his mission goes beyond local care.

Driven by a three-pronged approach, Dr. Barth extends his healing touch both financially and physically to under-served populations worldwide. From spearheading charity efforts in his home of Sonoma County to providing critical, sight-saving care to patients in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia, his impact is global. A portion of his practice’s revenue is donated to support organizations providing pro bono eye care, reflecting his unwavering commitment to making a difference.

But his vision doesn’t stop there. Currently, he’s leading the establishment of an ophthalmic training school in Myanmar, a testament to his dedication to empowering others in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Barth is also an active board member of several eye care charities, bringing his experience and passion to bear in his mission to prevent and treat blindness around the world.

As a testament to his work, Dr. Barth’s accolades include “Best Ophthalmologist” recognition, congressional citations, and numerous service awards. He is a dedicated scholar and practitioner with a passion for eye care that is rivaled only by his commitment to service.

Peter Covert

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and Practice Manager

Dr. Gary BarthPeter Covert, Barth Vision and Optical’s Practice Administrator, is driven by a simple but profound objective – to create an environment where his team can deliver the best patient outcomes. With an eye for detail and a knack for problem-solving, Peter ensures that every aspect of the practice runs smoothly, leaving his team free to focus on what matters most – patient care.

His journey in ophthalmology started in 2016 at the Eye Care Institute in Santa Rosa, and his leadership skills were soon recognized as he climbed up the ranks to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. Peter’s quest for growth took him to Kaiser Permanente in Napa, where he served in various roles, honing his skills and learning the ropes of the industry.

Peter’s dedication to creating an efficient and supportive working environment is fueled by his Master’s in Business with a focus on Healthcare Administration. He is committed to enhancing patient experiences while improving staff conditions.

Joining Barth Vision and Optical as Practice Administrator in April, Peter continues to foster a respectful and trusting environment for all, while ensuring patients receive the highest quality care and service. When he’s not at work, Peter enjoys golfing, scuba diving, camping, and hiking, embodying a balanced approach to life that echoes in his professional commitment.