Purvi Patel, OD, FAAO
Dr. Patel, originally from the tri-state area, received her Bachelors’ degree from The College of New Jersey in 1996 and her Doctor of Optometry from the State University of NY College of Optometry in 2000 through a joint accelerated B.S.-O.D. program. Afterwards, she spent a year completing an Ocular Disease and Special Testing Residency at SUNY College of Optometry to further delve into eye conditions.
Before coming to Dr. Gilbert’s practice, Dr. Patel was the Director of Eye Care services at Whittier Street Health Center and The Dimock Center, one of the largest community health centers in Boston. Dr. Patel also brings with us teaching experience from her past roles as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry, an attending clinician appointment to the New England Eye Institute and a residency director. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, with a history of publishing, presenting and lecturing. Dr. Patel has clinical interests in diabetes, glaucoma, community-based eye and vision care, public health & epidemiology.
Dr. Patel currently lives in Dover, MA with her husband and 3 daughters. She enjoys traveling abroad, reading and tennis.