Dr. W. Patrick Parks dreamed of being an eye specialist since his teenage years. His undergraduate studies began with biology and pre-medical science at the University of Georgia from 1991 to 1995. He went on to earn a Bachelors in Vision Science in 1997 and received his Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1999. Recognizing his high academic achievements, he was elected to the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and his practice acumen was acknowledged by Marchon’s Practice Management Award.
During his years as an aspiring student, Dr. Parks also worked as an ophthalmic lab technician and optician. This included complete ophthalmic lens fabrication, production equipment maintenance, and optical dispensing. Upon graduating, he received recognition with an Excellence in Ophthalmic Dispensing Award from Essilor, a world-leading lens manufacturer. His multifaceted experience in these areas gives him an insightful perspective when addressing patients’ unique visual needs with conventional eyewear. Dr. Parks has completed a series of clinical rotations including experience in advanced studies of glaucoma therapies, LASIK co-management, and treatment of ocular disease. His training also afforded him extensive knowledge in contact lens management, including challenging patient cases.
Dr. Parks enjoys listening to his patients, so he can provide the best solutions to your eye problems or unique visual circumstances. He takes the time to completely review each of your concerns and believes that making sure you are completely informed is an integral part of patient care. From routine eye health evaluations, infections, urgent care for trauma, and surgical consultations, Dr. Parks’ experience and training can be trusted. He strives to provide an eye care experience beyond compare.
Dr. Parks and his wife, Renira, have four children and one grandchild. As a long-time, teenage hobby, they enjoy spending time cruising the Georgia back roads in their vintage air-cooled Volkswagens!