Reena Patel, O.D.
Assistant Professor

Joined us in 2011

B.S., University of California, Irvine
Residency in Pediatric Optometry, SUNY State College of Optometry

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Dr. Reena Patel received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), after earning her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Upon graduation from SCCO, Dr. Patel went on to pursue a residency in Pediatric Optometry at SUNY, State College of Optometry in New York, NY. Once her residency was completed, Dr. Patel chose to continue her career at SUNY as assistant clinical faculty. She supervised residents in the areas of pediatrics, infant vision care, and vision therapy, including therapy for preschool aged children as well as children with special needs. She also performed direct care at New York University’s Eye Clinic, located in NYU’s Student Health Center. In addition, Dr. Patel collaborated with Helen Keller International and conducted eye examinations on underprivileged preschool aged children throughout various boroughs of New York City. She also enjoyed working part time at Dr. Andrea Thau and Associates private practice, where she performed vision therapy on children and adults. She has lectured nationally in the areas of pediatrics, binocular vision, and traumatic brain injury and enjoys conducting research studies in these fields.

At present, Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. She is a full-time faculty member with clinical and laboratory teaching responsibilities in the Vision Therapy and Pediatric services. She is also an investigator with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) and conducts research in the areas of amblyopia and strabismus. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.