Welcome to a Full-Service Optometric Practice
  Serving Chapel Hill for over 40 Years

Dr. Hiten Prajapati

EDUCATION

Huntington VA Medical Center, Huntington, WV
Accredited Residency in Ocular Disease
July 2003 - July 2004

Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
Doctor of Optometry
May 2003

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
December 1997


CLINICAL TRAINING

Multiple clinical rotations during 4th year of optometry school: cornea/contact lenses at West Palm Beach, FL; primary eye care and ocular disease at Huntington VAMC, Hunting, WV; pediatric eye care at Illinois Eye Institute; anterior segment pathology at Omni Eye Specialists in Baltimore, MD; one year residency in ocular disease at Huntington VAMC in Huntington, WV.

PERSONAL / PROFESSIONAL

Dr. Prajapati was born in India, but has lived and grown up in North Carolina most of his life. He enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter. He also enjoys watching Carolina football and basketball games and traveling with his family. Doctor Prajapati has a close personal and professional relationship with Dr. Adler as the two of them have known each other for over 13 years.
After completing his residency, Dr. Prajapati joined TLC Laser Eye Centers September 2004 as their Clinical Director in Raleigh, NC. This is a specialty area of eye care in which he has gained immense dry eye and corneal refractive surgery experience over the past 4 years.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

Completion of Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment at the Northeastern State College of Optometry Tahlequah, OK - 7/03
Certification in The Use of Periocular Injections in Optometric Practice in North Carolina - 6/06
Certification in Fluorescein Angiography in North Carolina - 11/06

PRESENTATIONS / LECTURES

Serpiginous Choriodopathy, presented to the Optometry Staff at Huntington, WV VAMC - 10/03
Ocular Manifestations of Cardiovascular Disease, presented to the Cardiology Staff at Huntington, WV VAMC - 01/04
A Possible Link Between Central Retinal Vein Occlusion and 5, 10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Mutation: A Case Report, presented to the Optometry Staff at the Huntington, WV VAMC - 5/04
Basics of Corneal Refractive Surgery, presented to Optometric technicians at NC Fall Congress in Asheville, NC - 11/04
Dry Eyes from Corneal Refractive Surgery, presented to TLC Affiliated doctors - 4/08
Improving Treatment Outcomes in the Dry Eye Patient Population, presented to Eye Care Center doctors - 9/08

PROFESSIONAL / CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

Eastern District Optometric Society
North Carolina State Optometric Society
American Optometric Association
Consultant for Allergan Pharmaceuticals
Consultant for Alcon Pharmaceuticals
TLC Laser Eye Centers-refractive surgery affiliate doctor