Dr. Patel received his first pair of glasses when he was 9 years old, and that is when he realized how clear the world is. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in vision care, and has made it his mission to help patients see their absolute best.
Dr. Patel completed his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at University of Western Ontario and further went to University of Waterloo to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction.
During his first year of optometry school, Dr. Patel got introduced to vision therapy when he was working as an optometric student at a vision development center. He learned about and saw how vision therapy transformed patients lives. Dr. Patel started doing vision therapy exercises on himself and noticed a significant improvement in his visual skills, attention, and visual memory .
During his clinical externships and training, Dr. Patel worked with patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries (concussions), learning difficulties , strabismus and amblyopia. He participated and organized several sport vision seminars and vision screenings for athletes. He played a key role in organizing the special olympics vision screenings. He has been mentored by the leading experts in Canadian vision rehabilitation.
Dr Patel has expanded and continues enhancing his clinical knowledge and expertise by taking continuing education courses particularly in vision therapy, traumatic brain injury management, syntonics and sports vision. He has attended several conferences and courses offered by the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R),Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) and College of Vision Development.
Along with enhancing his clinical expertise, Dr. Patel has held various leadership and volunteer roles . He was the President of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students, Vice President of the Sports vision club, and the very first Student Councillor of Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr. Patel has participated in two eye care mission trips in Ecuador and Jamaica, where he provided eye care services to over 10,000 patients.
In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family, working out, playing sports, reading and travelling
Dr. Patel is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R), International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) and Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF).