Dr. Manish Patel grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. He attended Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he received his Honour's Bachelor’s of Science in Bio-organic Chemistry. In pursuit of post graduate education, he completed his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry.
Soon after he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida where he is currently a member of the local Optometry society, Northeast Florida Optometric Society and served as president in 2009. Also Dr. Patel an active member of the Florida Optometry Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Patel's experience includes staff Optometrist at VA-Malcom Randall, Gainesville, FL and faculty of University of Florida, Jacksonville campus. He served as Chief Optometrist, department of Ophthalmology where he provided eye care to patients with various ocular pathologies, pre/post-operative care, low vision and Laser Refractive Surgery. As faculty Dr. Patel also was engaged in Ophthalmology resident and Optometry internship training. He has presented research posters, published in an Ophthalmology journal and lectured in the field.
Currently, Dr. Patel is the chief Optometrist at Bartram Eye Care where he is providing eye care services to the local community.