Patrick Vollmer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Patrick Vollmer is a residency trained optometric physician specializing in comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eye emergencies/eye trauma and ocular disease. Dr. Vollmer holds a particular interest in diagnosing and customizing individual treatment plans for dry eye.

 

He is passionate about diabetic and hypertensive eye disease, glaucoma, co-management of systemic diseases, pharmacology, macular degeneration, and neuro-ophthalmic pathology. In order to take the very best care of your eyes, the office is equipped with the most cutting edge medical technologies found in the industry to date.

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Dr. Vollmer recently co-authored a journal in the Review of Optometry, an international publication. The Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs details the latests prescribing trends in clinical pharmacology for practicing physicians. 

Awards:

  • Top-300 Innovators in Optometry- Primary Care Optometry News, Healio

  • Top 50 Up-and-Coming Practitioners/Researchers in the United States- Primary Care Optometry News, Healio


Background:

  • Undergraduate- Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

  • Doctorate- Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • Internship- Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, Charlotte, NC 

  • Residency- (Hospital) William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC


Publications/Posters:

  • Review of Optometry: 2017 Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs- Co-author 

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemic Infiltrative Retinopathy, AAOPT, October 2015

  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Metastasis to the Right Lateral Rectus, SECO, February 2016

  • Optic Neuritis as an Initial Presentation in the Setting of Multiple Sclerosis, SCO, June 2016

  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, October 2016


Affiliations:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)

  • American Optometric Association (AOA)

  • North Carolina Optometric Society (NCOS)

  • Uptown Shelby Association Board of Directors 

  • Cleveland County Chamber Member- Ambassador

  • Cleveland County Rotary Club Member

  • Business Network International (Shelby)