Ryan K. Patel, O.D.

Clinical Director at nJoy Vision Houston


Dr. Ryan K. Patel is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed a post-doctorate residency at the VA Medical Center in Lake City, Florida.


Dr. Patel comes to us with over seven years of experience leading an optometric referral center. As Clinical Director, he is responsible for the establishment, delivery, coordination and supervision of clinical patient referral care and services provided at the nJoy Vision Houston center.

As Clinical Director, he is responsible for the establishment, delivery, coordination and supervision of clinical patient referral care and services provided at the nJoy Vision Houston center. Prior to joining nJoy Vision, Dr. Patel served as the Director of Optometric Services for Carolina Vision Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Dr. Patel has years of experience in managing LASIK , laser cataract, dry eye, keratoconus and glaucoma patients in an optometric referral center, and nJoy Vision is proud to bring him to Houston to assist in the care of your patients.

Dr. Patel is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the Harris County Optometric Association, the North Carolina State Optometric Society, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Patel formerly served as President of the Sandhills Optometric Society, Trustee of the North Carolina State Optometric Society and Third Party Coordinator for the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Patel has received numerous honors and awards, including a Best Eye Doctor Award in the Fayetteville Readers’ Choice Awards, the National Optometric Student Association High Academic Achievement Award, and the Presidential Scholarship Award from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.