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Patricia Poma, OD

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Associate Consultant

Dr. Patricia Poma is a passionate, energetic optometrist who is a senior partner at Birmingham Vision Care and Vision Development Center in Bloomfield, MI. Her successful, 5-doctor practice incorporates specialties in vision therapy, myopia management, dry eye, disease management and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Poma is a Michigan native, born and raised in Shelby Township. She received her Bachelors in Science degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While an undergraduate student, she spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. She also worked at the Kellogg Eye Center doing genetic research on retinitis pigmentosa, a devastating disease that may lead to blindness.
While attending the Ohio State College of Optometry in Columbus, OH, Dr. Poma worked at the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Hospital. She also did extensive clinic rotations in contact lenses, vision therapy, low vision and pediatrics. Dr. Poma was selected as the sole recipient of the Eschenbach Low Vision Award.
She is a professional affairs consultant for Johnson and Johnson, a principal investigator for clinical trials in contact lenses and a regional director of PECAA for the state of MI.
In addition, Dr. Poma worked four years with two ophthalmologists specializing in treating anterior segment (front portion of the eye) diseases. These include infections, inflammations, degenerations and glaucoma.
Dr. Poma earned her post-doctorate fellowship in pediatric development. She is an active member of the AOA (American Optometric Association), MOA (Michigan Optometric Association) and COVD (College of Vision Development). She particularly enjoys working with children, helping them become successful students through vision therapy, and fitting difficult contact lens cases. She works hard to identify and treat binocular vision dysfunction which includes but is not limited to prescribing prism.
Outside of optometry Dr. Poma is a loving mother of two amazing boys. She is also fluent in Italian and relatively articulate in Spanish. And she passionate about holistic health and wellness although she is a sucker for a good dessert!

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