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Patrick M. Vollmer, OD, FAAO

Vita Eye Clinic

222 N. Lafayette Street, Suite 12
Shelby, NC 28150


phone: 828-406-3878



  • “Top 50 Up-and-Coming Practitioners/Researchers in the United States”- Healio

  • “Top 300 Innovators in Optometry”- Primary Care Optometry News




  • Review of Optometry: 2019 Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs (Co-author)

  • Review of Optometry: 2018 Clinical Guide to Ophthalmic Drugs (Co-author)

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

  • Primary Care Optometry News: 21st Century Guide to Glaucoma Patient Care

  • Primary Care Optometry News: Monthly Contributor




  • Ophthalmic Assessments of Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye in Patients Suffering from Self-Reported or Clinician-Diagnosed Dry Eye Disease

  • A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of SkQ1 Ophthalmic Solution in the Environment and During Challenge in the Controlled Adverse Environmental (CAE) Model for the Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome




  • 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


RESIDENCY: Hospital Based


Disease/Primary Care Resident




Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat




Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN

Degree: Doctorate of Optometry

Years Attended: August 2011-May 2015

Awards: Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Highest Clinical Honors




Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Degree: B.S. Biology

Years Attended: January 2007-May 2011

Awards: Departmental Honors                




Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)

American Optometric Association

North Carolina Optometric Association

Cleveland County Chamber Member- Ambassador

Cleveland County Rotary Member

Uptown Shelby Association Board of Directors

Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society

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