Avani Patel, O. D., F. A. A. O., is proud to provide the Los Alamitos and surrounding communities with best-in-class optometric services.
Dr. Patel is a graduate of University of California, Irvine and The Southern California College of Optometry, as well as the Low Vision residency program at The Center for the Partially Sighted. She is TPA (Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent) certified.
She began private practice in 1995, opening Alamitos Eye care in 2003. Dr. Patel brings many years of experience and innovative eye care technology to each patient. Her practice includes full scope primary eye care, plus LASIK co-management, contact lenses, detecting and diagnosing eye diseases, pediatric and geriatric low-vision services, education and patient compliance. Using the latest technology, Dr. Patel is committed to evaluating, diagnosing and treating eye health issues, putting the “care” back in eye care!
Additionally, Dr. Patel
- Manages the Low Vision rehabilitative program at Long Beach Memorial Hospital as the primary eye care provider for the legally blind. She evaluates visually impaired patients for low vision services and treatment options to enhance remaining sight with specialized optical and devices (refractive, microscopic, telescopic, electronic devices, etc.) and refers patients for additional care/support in activities for daily living.
- Speaks at professional organizations meetings and seminars to continue to contribute to the knowledge base of practitioners, teaching professionals and patients.
- Volunteers to perform vision screenings and in-services for local community organizations and schools.
- Volunteers at an on-going community based program, which she helped to develop, servicing low income, uninsured children in a collaborative effort with St. Mary’s Hospital and Long Beach Unified School District.
Quality clinical care in a professional,
friendly and comfortable setting.
Why Alamitos Eye Care?
Alamitos Eye Care provides comprehensive care of the eye. It’s not just about getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses, which of course is an important part of good eye care. Seeing clearly is just one part of your of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular comprehensive eye health exams whether or not you wear eye glasses or contacts, even if your vision is sharp.
Dr. Patel’s comprehensive exams take 45 minutes to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of professional care. Alamitos Eye Care is not a “big box store” experience and we do not double book appointments. Sometimes an eye emergency could take precedence and know that is how you would want to be treated should the need arise.
Dr. Patel believes in looking at the “big picture” when it comes to your eye health, and she takes the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. She knows that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly.
Many diseases that may ultimately affect vision don’t have warning signs. A well-thought-out comprehensive eye exam can help screen for systemic eye diseases that could be indicative of diabetes, neurological problems and heart disease. And did you know that from young children through aging adults, we need to check for “computer vision syndrome?”
Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting, treatment for an eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery) Dr. Patel will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up, including a great network of specialized ophthalmologists for referrals, as needed, in both Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(closed the last Saturday of each month)
Appointments: We schedule ample time for each patient and our goal is that we are on-time, all the time. Please arrive in sufficient time prior to your appointment to allow time for any paperwork that we may need from you.
Cancellations: Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you must cancel so that we may offer the time to other patients. Failure to give appropriate notice may result in a $25.00 fee.