"I want to be able to experience this beautiful world by helping patients keep their eyes healthy."
Pritesh Patel, OD
Dr. Patel grew up in Oklahoma and moved to the southeast in 2004. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science. After developing a passion for Optometry, he attended and graduated with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. While at UABSO he was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, and also made the deans list throughout optometry school. He also received his student fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry. As part of his education, he received additional training at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. Through his training, he has developed the skills to diagnose, manage, and treat eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. He is also experienced in the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism with spectacles or contact lenses.