Optometrist Dr. Priyal Desai-Patel grew up and spent most of her childhood in Amarillo, TX. She then obtained her Bachelors of Science and Minor in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.
Following her time in Dallas, she pursued her Degree of Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) and was inducted into the prestigious Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Optometric Honor Society. During her time at UHCO, she completed clinical rotations in Primary Optometric Care, Contact Lenses, Ocular Disease, Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, Low Vision and Neuro-Optometry.
She then went on to do an intensive clinical internship at the Lyons Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lyons, New Jersey with a heavy emphasis on ocular diseases, such diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Her second rotation was at Lakeline Vision Source in Austin, TX where she had further education in practice management and comprehensive training in specialty contact lenses for complex visual disorders, such as astigmatism, and anterior ocular diseases, such as keratoconus.
Dr. Desai is a warm, friendly person who strongly believes in providing comprehensive quality vision care and eye health management to all patients. She strives to fully educate patients about their visual disorders and ocular health concerns and places an emphasis on prevention of eye diseases before they begin. She loves to work with patients to develop a customized plan to suit their visual needs and maximize their visual performance in day-to-day life.
When Dr. Desai is not providing care to patients, she enjoys exploring new foods, attending concerts and music festivals, practicing yoga, working out, and spending time with her awesome husband and 3-year old fur-baby, Athena.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Priyal Desai, please call Austin Eyecare at (512) 443-4317.