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.


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. 


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)