Christopher Heetland, O.D.


Growing up in North Dakota, Dr. Heetland developed a strong appreciation for family values and believes in a good work ethic. He and his wife, Loree, married in 1994 and have two children. They have lived in Chandler, AZ since 1999.

Dr. Heetland graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1998. After graduation, he completed externships at Kaiser Permanente and Hu Hu Kam Hospital in Sacaton, AZ. He then went on to pursue residency training at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Phoenix. This high-level training separates Dr. Heetland from most other practicing optometrists.

Before co-founding Insight Eyecare & Eyewear, Dr. Heetland practiced at Prime Eye Care in Phoenix for over eight years, where he gained vast experience managing medical eye diseases. He is extremely proud to bring his services to the people of Chandler, AZ, and surrounding communities. Dr. Heetland is a member of the Arizona Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association on a National level.

“Your eyes are an incredible window into your overall health condition. I look forward to giving you this new insight.”

Dr. Thomas Ulrich


Hey there!

I am Dr. Thomas Ulrich and I am super-excited to get to know you and care for your vision and eye health needs here at Insight Eyecare & Eyewear.

A little bit about myself: I’ve been practicing Optometry since 2018. I received my undergraduate degree from Oregon State University before attending Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. I did spend one of my clinical rotations in Mesa, and that’s when my wife and I just fell in love with the state of Arizona and decided to make it our home, along with our Golden-doodle, Maple.

Beyond providing routine family eye care, I have experience working at a VA hospital, an Indian Health Services Center, and a Medical Care Facility where I developed a passion for managing dry eye, treating glaucoma, and fitting specialty contact lenses for ocular disease.

On a professional note, I take great pride in listening and understanding what your concerns are, and then taking the time to properly communicate a treatment plan that makes sense to you as an individual. Our entire team here at Insight all share this same philosophy, so we have been getting along great!

I personally invite you to come in and see me for your next eye exam. I am looking forward to meeting with you and getting to know you!
See you soon!

Dr. Thomas Ulrich