Heidi Miller, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.S.L.S.

Principal Optometrist

To see if Heidi Miller is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Contact Lenses

Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Ocular Surface Disease

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Ophthalmology Clinic-Eye Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-6602

Cadillac Drive Facility

Laser Vision Correction Services - Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
77 Cadillac Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Get Directions

Clinic Phone: 916-734-6650

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide excellent eye care through patient education, offering the newest available technologies, and utilizing an evidence-based approach. I continue to educate myself on advancing technologies and treatments in the field to better serve my patients.

I listen to my patients and prescribe individual treatment plans that meet both their visual and eye health needs. I enjoy building trusting relationships with my patients and look forward to being their eye care provider for many years to come.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Miller specializes in anterior segment disease and fitting a wide variety of specialty contact lenses. She fits therapeutic contact lens for patients with keratoconus, corneal scarring, postsurgical eyes, aphakia, dry eyes, and other complex corneal diseases. She has extensive experience with prosthetic contact lenses, scleral lenses and specialty contact lenses as a whole. She also fits contact lenses for astigmatism, multifocals, myopia management, and infants.

Dr. Miller provides both emergency and comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages. She monitors medical conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Dr. Miller is involved in research endeavors, lectures at national subspecialty conferences, and provides clinical education to optometrists and students as a consultant. She lectures and publishes on topics related to dry eye, anterior segment disease, and specialty contact lenses.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Miller's current research interests include scleral contact lenses and keratoconus.



Center/Program Affiliation

Eye Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biological Sciences, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 2010

Medical School

O.D., Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton CA 2014


Cornea and Contact Lenses, Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton CA 2014-2015

President, Sacramento Valley Optometric Society, 2020

Young Optometrist of the Year, California Optometric Association, 2019

Gas Permeable Lens Institute, Rising Stars Spotlight Case of the Quarter Award, 2014

Nick Meneakis Memorial Endowed Award, Excellence in Ocular Pharmacology, 2014

California Optometric Council Endowed Scholarship, Excellence in Student Leadership, 2013

Ensley R, Miller H. GPs: Now and Beyond. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2019 Nov/Dec:10-11.

Miller H, Ensley R. Dead Set on Sclerals. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2019 Sep/Oct:10-11.

Miller H, Ensley R. Finding the Perfect Alignment. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2019 Mar/Apr:8-9.

Paugh JR, Chen E, Heinrich C, Miller H, Gates T, Nguyen AL, Edrington T, Weissman BA. Silicone Hydrogel and Rigid Gas-Permeable Scleral Lens Tear Exchange. Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Mar;44(2):97-101. doi:10.1097/ICL.0000000000000400. PMID:29369227.

Miller H, Ensley R. Spice it Up With Specialty Lenses. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2018 Nov/Dec:6-7.

Miller H, Ensley R. Sclerals: The New Normal? Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2018 May/Jun:8-9.

Miller H, Ensley R. Managing Corneal GP Complications. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2017 Nov:12-13. 

Ensley R, Miller H. Overcoming GP Lens Obstacles. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2017 Sep:12-13.

Miller H, Ensley R. Deterring Discomfort Dropouts. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2017 May:12-13.

Miller H, Ensley R. Treating Infantile Aphakia: Think GPs. Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2017 Feb:33-35.