Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Reena N. Patel, who serves patients in Wichita, Kansas.

(WorldFrontNews Editorial):- New York City, New York Oct 12, 2023 ( – Dr. Patel is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist patient can trust with their vision correction treatment at Wichita Vision Institute, P.A. She specializes in a range of procedures, including LASIK laser vision correction, cataract surgery, dry eye treatment, glaucoma treatment, and other procedures. 

In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Patel and her dedicated staff are fervent supporters of numerous local and national organizations dedicated to research and the betterment of the Wichita community.

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Wichita Vision Institute actively extends its support to several impactful causes, including the Eye Tumor Research Foundation, breast cancer research initiatives, the American Diabetes Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Sedgwick County Zoo, the Tallgrass Film Festival, the Wichita Art Museum, Fundamental Learning Center, and a host of other noteworthy causes. 

Born in New York City but raised in the serene town of Norfolk, Nebraska, Dr. Patel completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Northwestern University. Her dedication to learning and her thirst for knowledge then led her to earn a Medical Degree with high distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. During her medical school journey, she garnered the esteemed honor of being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, a recognition reserved for those who exhibit exceptional excellence in their medical studies. Furthermore, her M.D. research thesis earned her well-deserved honors.

Throughout her academic voyage, Dr. Patel’s brilliance earned her a multitude of accolades and scholarships, a testament to her unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Her pursuit of medical expertise continued as she embarked on a transitional rotating internship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Following this, she undertook a residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where her dedication saw her serve as acting chief resident for a notable five months.

To further her expertise, Dr. Patel completed a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute within the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City during the year 2003. During her residency, she had the privilege of working directly alongside the esteemed Dr. Gholam Peyman, the inventor of LASIK.

A talented LASIK and cataract surgeon, Dr. Patel has the training, experience, and qualifications necessary to properly handle vision correction and eye care. She became board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2004, the same year that she founded Wichita Vision Institute, P.A. 

Among her professional affiliations, Dr. Patel is an an active member of the following organizations: the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, the Kansas Medical Society, the Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Alpha Omega Alpha Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives, the Sedgwick County Osteopathic Medical Society, the University of Nebraska Alumni Association, and the Tulane Eye Alumni Association.

Dr. Patel is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye and perform various surgeries such as cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgeries 

Dr. Patel has conducted multiple clinical and basic science research projects and presented findings at various national and international meetings. Her research has also been included in numerous publications. She is currently participating in clinical treatment trials in Wichita, and was selected to join the editorial review board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery.

Recognized for her clinical expertise and her commitment to patients, Dr. Patel has been selected for inclusion on the list of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America since 2006. She also has been chosen as a Top Ophthalmologist in Wichita by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals as well as the Best Eye Surgeon in Wichita in 2022.

Actively involved in her community, Dr. Patel donates her time to multiple charities and organizations. She has worked closely with local and national volunteer organizations such as Dress for Success, Lions Club, EyeCare America, Glaucoma EyeCare Project, Senior EyeCare Project, Operation Sight, Habitat for Humanity, and Project Access. 

Cherishing her role as a loving mother to her son, Dr. Patel actively participates in her son’s school activities, eagerly volunteering and being a supportive presence in his educational journey. Her interests extend to the world of sports, where she enjoys being a devoted soccer mom and enthusiastically watching college football and basketball games alongside her son. 

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