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Dr. Nish Patel & Dr. Veera Patel

Our Story as Owners, Optometrists & a Husband/Wife Team 


Starting in high school, Dr. Nish Patel began his first days working at Peepers Eyecare, filing and working as a tech. At the time, it was owned by Dr. Erick Gray, who was Dr. Nish Patel’s mentor growing up. He later went on to receive his undergraduate training at Northwestern University in Chicago and soon after his doctorate degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. 

It was here in Boston in 2010 where he met his now wife, Dr. Veera Patel – a hard working California girl with an eye for fashionable eyewear! She graduated the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Human Biology and a minor in History. After graduation, she headed to Boston for Optometry School and met Dr. Nish Patel in the very first few days! Throughout their early years in Boston, the pair we’re inseparable!

After they both graduated from the New England College of Optometry, Dr. Veera Patel and Dr. Nish Patel got married in Santa Barbara, California and soon began working in Maryland for many years. Eventually, as Dr. Erick Gray retired, they took full ownership of the Peepers Gambrills and Peepers Bowie locations in 2018.

As their passion for eye care and vision health in the community grew so did their reputation. Now, the couple takes another exciting step as they open their Boutique Optical in Annapolis in 2020 – NV’y Optical on Main! (formerly known as Eyes on Main) The team here in Annapolis now has over 30 years of experience in the eye care field and are passionate about their products and remaining unique to the Annapolis community.

The team at Peepers Eyecare Centers and NV’y Optical are dedicated to providing their patients with unmatched service both in the exam room and in the eyewear selection process. They look forward to seeing you and serving their community!

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.

Same Day Glasses!

We have On-Site Labs at all locations. Great for emergency situations like lost/broken glasses!

Pediatric Eye Exam

As a parent, you may wonder whether your pre-schooler has a vision problem or when a first eye exam should be scheduled.

Ocular Disease

Utilizing cutting edge technology we are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts.

Advanced Technology

Corneal topography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye.

Eye Emergencies

Our office provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye urgencies.

LASIK Co-management

The doctors at Peepers Family Eyecare have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures.

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes or dry eye syndrome (DES) is an ongoing condition that treatments may be unable to cure.

The team at Peepers Eyecare Centers and NV'y Optical are dedicated to providing their patients with unmatched service both in the exam room and in the eyewear selection process. They look forward to seeing you and serving their community!

Recent Google Reviews

Great visit. Dr. Patel always provides such good information on changes to my prescription and the diagnostic tests, they have new equipment for retinal scans that NO LONGER REQUIRE DILATION, and the staff was super friendly and helpful when it came to picking out new glasses. I had a surprisingly good time at my annual eye exam. 5/5 Will do again next year.

- Gambrills Patient

I have been going to Peepers for my eye care for several years now. I go to the Bowie office and Shannon and crew are absolutely fantastic to deal with. I find the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly and willing to do anything to make me feel comfortable. If I have a problem with my glasses they take care of it while I wait!

- Bowie Patient

Very clean establishment, friendly staff, and knowledgeable doctor. They were timely and efficient, I was in and out without hassle. They have a broad frame selection and I found a good pair without having to look too hard, AND both my glasses and contacts came in way before expected. Overall, a great experience and I look forward to working with them again next year!

- Annapolis Patient

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