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First Appt: 2021
Residency, 2021, Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy, Southern College of Optometry
O.D., 2020, University of Missouri—St. Louis College of Optometry
B.S., 2016, Indiana University
Dr. Patrick Fiddler is a clinical instructor at Southern College of Optometry. He was the first resident to complete the Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy residency established at Southern College of Optometry in 2021. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry in 2020. He earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Neuroscience and Biology from Indiana University in 2016.
Dr. Fiddler’s passions are teaching students and serving traumatic brain injury patients. During his residency, he was invited to lecture to students on brain injury in their vision therapy course, and for other optometrists through the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. He also provided care to patients outside of The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry at various rehabilitation hospitals in the Memphis area. He is a part of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, the College of Vision Development, and the American Academy of Optometry. He is currently in the process of obtaining his fellowship in all three organizations. Beyond optometry, Dr. Fiddler looks to pursue further education in the field Neuroscience.
Outside of seeing patients, Dr. Fiddler enjoys spending time with his wife. They enjoy hiking, spending time with their dogs, and exploring Memphis.