Dr. Nish Patel & Dr. Veera Patel Are Your Eye Doctors in Gambrills, MD, Bowie, MD & Annapolis, MD

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!