Dr. Patel was born and raised in Orange County. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science at California State University Fullerton where she graduated with Cum Laude honors. Dr. Patel completed internships at the Blind Children’s Learning Center and the Braille Institute of California during her undergraduate career. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Patel completed her rotation at the South Texas Veterans Affair hospital where she provided comprehensive eye exams and specialty contact lens fittings. She also completed a rotation at Hope Community Clinic in Houston where she received further training on pediatric eye exams.
Dr. Patel is passionate about slowing the progression of nearsightedness (inability to see far away) in children through myopia control therapies. She has received training through her myopia control rotations in ortho-keratology, multifocal contact lenses, and medication therapy for myopia management. Additionally, Dr. Patel is certified to prescribe MiSight contact lenses, the first FDA approved treatment for myopia management in children, which is offered at Optometry Corner.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants, and reading mystery novels.