Clinical Director for Switalski Eye Care
Dr. Mital Patel grew up in a small city in Canada and moved across the border to complete her undergraduate education at SUNY - University at Buffalo where she earned a double BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. She further ventured to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where she earned her Doctor of Optometry from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico - School of Optometry. During her time in Puerto Rico, she also learned to complete eye exams in Spanish! As part of Dr. Patel’s clinical training, she worked alongside Opthamologists in Manhattan, NY co-managing LASIK/PRK and cataract surgery patients, emergency eye care and providing dry eye treatment. She then transitioned to Brooklyn, NY where her primary focus was ocular disease. The last 6 months of Dr. Patel’s optometric training was spent back in Puerto Rico training in various clinics around the island. This included primary eye care, diabetic eye exams, glaucoma management, prosthetic eye care, and specialty contact lens exams. Dr. Patel considers herself a foodie who loves to visit different cities and explore the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys reading and calligraphy. Dr. Patel is a Therapeutic Optometrist certified by the Texas Optometry Board and National Board of Examiners in Optometry who is passionate about delivering quality patient-focused eye care to the DFW community!