Dr. Pooja Patel
Independent Doctor of Optometry

Eye Doctor photo in Pasadena at 3121 E Colorado Blvd
US 3121 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107
Main Number
(626) 844-9262(626) 844-9262


Main Number
(626) 844-9262(626) 844-9262


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

insurance/discount plans


Services Offered

  • Contact Lens Examination
  • Contact Lens Fittings
  • Online Scheduling
  • Same Day Exams
  • Walk-in Exams
  • Retinal Imaging
  • Computer Vision

Exam Fees

  • Eye Exam Starting Fee 69.00
  • Contact Lens Starting Fee 105.00
  • Retinal Imaging Fee 39.00
  • Pupil Dilation Fee 39.00

Please call to see if your insurance plan covers partial or full exam fees

Insurance/Discount Plans

  • EyeMed
  • Humana
  • Aetna
  • and more; contact us today

Payment Types

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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About Dr. Pooja Patel

Dr. Pooja Patel is the local eye doctor to see for all of your Optometry needs in Pasadena, CA. From contact lens examinations to contact lens fittings to general eye care, Dr. Pooja Patel will help diagnose, treat, and assess your overall health—and how it affects your eyes. Busy? We offer online, walk-in, and same day exams to fit your schedule. Dr. Pooja Patel also accepts many insurance carriers and discount plans. Come visit our office at 3121 E Colorado Blvd and schedule an eye exam today!

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Dr. Pooja Patel was born and raised in London, England. She moved to Southern California with her family before entering high school. Upon graduating high school Dr. Patel attended the University of California San Diego, and then went on to attend the New England College of Optometry for her optometric education. Dr. Patel is committed to providing the highest quality eye care to her patients. She takes her time getting to know each patient and learning exactly what their visual needs are. To Dr. Patel patient satisfaction is paramount. She works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye care, and regularly attends continuing education seminars. As a result, her practice features state-of-the-art-technologies, such as Optomap Ultra-wide Digital Retinal Imaging. Outside of the office Dr. Patel is committed to spending time with her family. She is currently enjoying learning the ins and outs of becoming a new mother. She also enjoys reading , travelling and watching movies. She loves meeting and connecting with people and looks forward to providing you and family with the best vision care solutions for your needs.


Contact lenses can be a great option for your active life. We can help find the right contacts for you. There are many contact options to best fit with your needs and your prescription. We can help you with contact lens care tips to keep your eyes healthy. These include easy practices for your contacts like washing your hands with soap and water before handling your lenses, and putting them on before applying makeup. We can help you work contact lenses into your daily routine. So why not try them today?

Include a contact lens fitting when you schedule your eye exam online.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I see an optometrist?When should I see an optometrist?
You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
What should I bring to my eye exam?What should I bring to my eye exam?
You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.
How do I know if my child needs glasses?How do I know if my child needs glasses?
Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
How does vision change with age?How does vision change with age?
Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
Who can wear contact lenses?Who can wear contact lenses?
Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with your optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.