Arnie Patrick, O.D. received his O.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSUCO) in 1994. He completed a residency in Advanced Contact Lens Practice at the University of Houston - College of Optometry in 1995. In addition, Dr. Patrick received an A.A.S. degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing from New York City Community College in 1977, and practiced ophthalmic dispensing for thirteen years prior to entering optometry school.
Dr. Patrick returned to NSUCO in 1995 where he has been a full-time faculty member ever since, and currently holds the rank of instructor. He is the course master in both the contact lenses and ophthalmic optics laboratories, as well as a preceptor in the school’s Cornea and Contact Lens Service. Dr. Patrick has published several papers and posters on topics that range from contact lenses to diagnosis and management of ocular disease. For the last seven years, Dr. Patrick has been NSUCO’s CLEK (Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus) Study Coordinator. In addition, he is currently involved in two research projects in the area of ophthalmic dispensing. He is also an active regional continuing education lecturer in both opticianry and optometry.