Carey A. Patrick, OD
Loyal patients of Fairview Eye Care were confused by the new sign that’s gone up in front of the practice on East Stacy Road. Fear not, although the practice name is updated, Dr. Carey Patrick is still here providing family friendly eye care.
Dr. Patrick wants to make sure that her patients understand the “why” of their vision correction choices. “How can you make an informed decision without information?” she asks. “Our job is to educate patients so they understand what’s going on with their vision and what can be done to make it better” she said. “Also, I want patients to understand their eye health, which isn’t the same thing as vision.”
In this way, Dr. Patrick invites patients to be an integral part of their vision solution. “If patients understand why I recommend a particular contact lens and a particular way of cleaning those lenses, or why their individual needs are best treated by medication or vision therapy, then patients are more likely to follow through and get better faster” she described. “A healthy partnership between doctor and patient is key to achieve great vision and excellent eye health.”
Dr. Patrick wants patients to realize their eyes were designed to last a lifetime and “if you treat them nicely, they will.” According to national guidelines, “children should see an eye doctor before their first birthday. That way, if there’s anything that might prevent the child from developing proper vision, we can catch it early, when it’s most treatable.” Because healthy eyes reflect overall body health, Dr. Patrick also speaks with her patients about nutrition choices that support healthy eyes, maintain clear adult vision, and prevent ocular diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
“I take this responsibility seriously and strive to hold myself to the highest standard of performance for my profession. We always put patients first, deliver high quality care and in this way set an example for my colleagues.”
This week, Dr. Patrick will step down as chairman of the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce where she’s served on the board for 11 years, including the health insurance and business advocacy committees. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dr. Patrick to the Texas Optometry Board. “I take this responsibility seriously and strive to hold myself to the highest standard of performance for my profession. We always put patients first, deliver high quality care and in this way set an example for my colleagues.” Dr. Patrick also serves as a leader in state and national optometric professional associations.
Dr. Patrick is married, has three grown children, two of whom graduated from Lovejoy High School. “Once a Lovejoy parent, always a Lovejoy parent,” she states. As a speaker, she teaches community groups about the side effects of common medications (for ADD, acne, asthma, cholesterol, diabetes, hormones, blood pressure, etc.) on our eyes and how to prevent eye strain from smart phones and digital devices.
Call (214) 383-5400 or visit FairviewEye.com for a lifetime of healthy eyes and clear vision.
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- Kate Spade
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- and more
1546 East Stacy Road
Allen, Texas 75002