Retina Specialist Ophthalmic Technician Patrick Donovan
Patrick, an ophthalmic technician at the VMR Institute, started his career in ophthalmology following high school. He began by conducting diagnostic testing at one of the largest eye care practices in Las Vegas.
Not knowing this would be his ultimate career path, it wasn’t until Patrick came to realize how one small organ (the eye) in the human body could control and effect so much of an individual’s life, that he decided ophthalmology was his calling.
Patrick was determined to continue contributing to the betterment of people’s lives by assisting in the treatment of diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula and as a result helping to restore vision.
After being in the testing field for about one year, Patrick decided to further his career in the field of ophthalmology by becoming an ophthalmic technician. This would also enable him to do more of yet another enjoyable aspect of ophthalmology for him–being more involved in patient care and interacting directly with the patients he was trying to help.
In 2011, Patrick moved to Newport Beach, California and continued down the path of ophthalmology, working for a practice in San Clemente which then led him to VMR Institute. He thoroughly enjoys his work at VMR Institute, where he continues to learn from those he deems to be the best retina specialists and colleagues in Orange County.
Patrick was born and raised in Las Vegas and has five other siblings. He grew up playing baseball and hockey, but mostly baseball.