Dr. Patrick Nelson is a residency-trained optometric physician who provides a wide variety of primary care services to Center For Sight patients including vision testing, eyewear prescriptions, contact lenses and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. He also provides pre-operative testing and follow-up care for cataract and LASIK surgery patients.
Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Nelson earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology-Psychology from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2015, he completed his residency in ocular disease at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia. After residency, he went on to work as the Clinical Director at a practice in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where he performed consultations, pre- and post-operative care, surgical co-management, comprehensive patient education and managed clinical operations.
Dr. Nelson is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. He has completed many externships at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chrycy Eye Group, Eye Centers of South Florida and South End Community Health Center.
Dr. Nelson lives in Lakewood Ranch with his wife Ashley, where they enjoy the beach, trying new restaurants, cooking new recipes and exploring the area with their goldendoodle.