Dr. Brij Patel BMSc OD
Dr. Patel received his first pair of glasses when he was 9 years old, and that is when he realized how clear the world is. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in vision care, and has made it his mission to help patients see their absolute best.
Dr. Patel completed his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at University of Western Ontario and further went to University of Waterloo to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction. During his final year in optometry school, Dr. Patel completed an ocular disease externship at the prestigious Eye Centre of South Florida, in Miami, where he gained experience in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, macula degeneration and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Patel completed his primary care clinic rotations in Brampton, Jamaica and Bolton in where he expanded his knowledge and expertise in vision therapy, managing ocular surface disease and specialty contact lens fitting. He has been mentored by the leading eye care professionals in North America.
Along with enhancing his clinical expertise, Dr. Patel held various leadership and volunteer roles during his university career. He was the President of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students, and the very first Student Councillor of Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr. Patel has participated in two eye care mission trips in Ecuador and Jamaica, where he provided eye care services to over 10,000 patients.
Dr. Patel offers primary care services at Orangeville Optometric Centre and works as staff optometrist at TLC Laser Eye Surgery Centre. He co-founded Orangeville’s first vision therapy clinic- Orangeville Vision Development Centre – in where his team provides vision therapy services, concussion management and sports vision enhancement.
Dr. Patel is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, Vision Therapy Canada, International Sports Vision Association and Optometric Extension Program.