Dr. Saurin PatelDoctor of Optometry
Dr. Patel graduated from The College of New Jersey and State University of New York College of Optometry joint 7-year optometry program. He was then accepted into the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry and University of Illinois-Chicago Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation residency at the Jesse Brown and Hines Veterans Medical Hospitals. During his optometric studies, Dr. Patel founded SUNY’s first Private Practice Organization. He is currently a mentor to SUNY optometry students and residents. Dr. Patel has been in the optometric industry for more than 17 years. He has presented at annual American Academy of Optometry meeting, grand rounds, and other local meetings. He currently practices at the Philadelphia VA Healthcare Hospital where he specializes in ocular disease management in the adult and geriatric population. He is adjunct faculty for both SUNY College of Optometry and Pennsylvania College of Optometry and teaches and oversees student externs from those schools.
He is also a Lieutenant Colonel of the US Air Force and provides care to military personnel. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society.
Dr. Patel enjoys volunteering and has traveled internationally to several places, providing eye examinations and glasses, including Dominican Republic, Peru, and Haiti. He has also provided services at several local vision screenings and Special Olympics.
During his spare time he enjoys reading, tennis, basketball, traveling, and nature.
Dr. Sonal PatelDoctor of Optometry
Dr. Patel graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Psychology and completed her optometric degree at Nova Southeastern University. She has been in the optical industry for almost 18 years. During her optometric studies, she obtained a Master’s in Vision Science, received the Welch Allyn Excellence in Primary Care Award, American Optometric Association Contact Lens Scholarship, and Clinical Honors. She completed the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry and University of Illinois-Chicago Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation residency at the Jesse Brown and Hines Veterans Medical Hospitals. She has several years of experience working for the New Jersey Veteran’s Hospital managing and treating ocular disease as well as training students and residents in Optometric care.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has presented at various grand rounds, educational institutions, and national and local meetings to other health care providers. She has served as president for Student Volunteers Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) and co-founded the Ocular Disease Society at Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association.
Dr. Patel has a passion for volunteering and reaching out to the community. She has traveled overseas to several different countries providing eye examinations and glasses for underserved populations including Gautemala and Ecuador. Additionally, she has been involved in local vision screenings, Special Olympics, Lions Clubs and glasses drives.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, volunteering, reading, and outdoor activities. She has three daughters, Paavani, Pari and Nidhana.
Nestor Biletsky, O.D.
Nestor Biletsky, O.D. is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University Class of 2019. He completed internships in various eye care clinics around the Philadelphia area, including the Veterans Affairs Hospital.
In addition, he specialized in the area of Low Vision at the Eye Institute in Philadelphia. During his internships, he was exposed to the treatment and management of various ocular diseases. Dr. Biletsky also excels in the prescribing, managing, and fitting of glasses and contact lenses.
A graduate of MaST Community Charter School and Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Dr. Biletsky grew up in Northeast Philadelphia. Fluent in Ukrainian and Russian, Dr. Biletsky is an active member in the Ukrainian community in Philadelphia. He enjoys traveling, hiking, and camping.
Dr. Biletsky is committed to providing high quality eye care. His interests include dry eye, diabetic management, macular degeneration, as well as a multifaceted and individualized approach for patients to improve ocular manifestations from medical conditions.