Meet the Optometrist

Dr.  Reena Patro


Dr. Reena Patro was raised in Dallas, Texas where she attended Austin

College. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business
Administration and a minor in Spanish. Her passion for Optometry began
after seeing an inspirational Indian classical dance performed by blind
men. The performance moved her, and stayed with her for years, as the men
danced so gracefully, despite their challenges.

Fun Fact: Dr. Patro has a decade of training in Indian classical dance

Dr. Patro earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of
Houston College of Optometry. During her time there, she completed
externships managing medical conditions like diabetic retinopathy, macular
degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eye. Dr. Patro has been a practicing
therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist in Texas since
2014. She can fit multifocal, monovision, and colored contacts. She also
manages any red eye emergency issues that can arise from allergies or
contact lens related issues.

In her free time, Dr. Patro enjoys spending time with her family and
friends, indoor cycling, trying new recipes, and travelling the world. Dr.
Patro has never lived outside of Texas! Her husband is currently attending
Johnson Graduate School of Management to pursue his MBA. She is excited for
new experiences in Ithaca, New York and can now truly appreciate the
meaning of ITHACA IS GORGES.

Dr. Patro is looking forward to working at Classic Optical, along with the
best certified optician ever, Chuck Cooley, to serve the Cornell community
and help with their eye care needs!

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