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Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Dr. Patel takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

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Meet our Atlanta doctor:

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Dr. Nikil Patel

Dr. Nikil Patel is a certified optometrist through the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. His academic accomplishments include a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Indiana University followed by obtaining a Doctor of Optometry degree through the prestigious Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Patel’s intense and thorough training has included time spent at institutions such as Aran Eye Associates (Miami, FL), Guanajuato Eye Clinic (Guanajuato, Mexico), Lackland Air Force Base (San Antonio, TX) and LASIK Vision Institute (Atlanta, GA).

Dr. Patel has been living and practicing in the Atlanta area since 2004. Dr. Patel has a special interest and expertise in fitting specialty contact lenses such as multi-focal and astigmatism correcting lenses and corneal reshaping lenses that can eliminate the need of glasses or contacts during the day. He has managed and treated thousands of patients with ocular diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy among many others. He also specializes in treating patients that have undergone LASIK and cataract surgery. Since 2010, Dr. Patel has been fitting patients with specialty lenses like orthokeratology.

Dr. Patel is a member of many professional organizations including the American Optometric Association, Georgia Optometric Association, Greater Atlanta Optometric Association as well as the Beta Sigma Kappa National Optometric Honor Society. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Energeyes Association. He is a certified practitioner of the Paragon CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) and also a Certified WAVE Contact Lens Designer. Dr. Patel enjoys and feels it is important to volunteer his services to those who are less fortunate. He has participated in the following programs – Georgia Lions Lighthouse, Luxottica’s Gift of Sight and One Sight, Essilor’s Kids Vision for Life and World Sight Day.

Dr. Patel had the esteemed honor to be selected to the inaugural Advisory Board for the Dry Eye Centers of America.

Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys sports, spending time with his wife, Shivani, and two children, Ishan and Zara.

Dr. Ken Jones

Dr. Ken Jones

Dr. Jones is a highly experienced military and civilian optometrist who has been in practice for more than thirty years, after graduation from the Michigan College of Optometry. During that time, he spent more than twenty years in the Air Force Reserve where he received many awards including multiple Air Force Commendation and Meritorious Service Medals. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 2021.

In his civilian life, Dr Jones has practiced for the past twenty years in the Atlanta area having previously owned a private practice and has spent the past six years practicing optometry in Costco offices.  He has a passion for fitting contact lenses and has always offered the latest technology to his patients; specializing in multifocal lenses and lenses to correct astigmatism.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Jones can be found at his Smyrna home gardening and tending to his bird feeders. He and his wife, Dawn, are avid travelers and love to bike, ski and scuba dive.  They are proud grandparents of seven grandchildren and stay busy enjoying their extracurricular activities.

Dr. Jones is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Armed Forces Optometric Association and the American Legion.

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