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Payal Patel, OD, FAAO

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Dr. Payal Patel

Payal Patel, OD, FAAO, is a board-certified optometrist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Genetics from Rutgers University (New Brunswick) in 2015. She then obtained her Doctorate of Optometry from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry. She holds a fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry and is an active member of the American Optometric Association.

After graduation, Dr. Patel joined EyeCare Consultants of NJ, where she practices the full-scope of medical eye care including the treatment and management of ocular diseases, pediatric eye exams, fitting contact lenses, and collaborative perioperative surgical care. She has also contributed as a co-author of several clinical publications, with the ECCNJ team, that were presented at prestigious organizational meetings such as the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) and Retina World Congress (RWC). The research examined the role of digital technology in managing ocular diseases.

Dr. Patel prioritizes building strong relationships with her patients and ensuring they understand their diagnosis and treatment plan. In her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys cooking, dancing, traveling, taking care of her fur baby, Sophie, and spending time with friends and family.