Dr. Patrick Ryan is an Illinois native and earned his B.S in biology from Southern Ill. University. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston where he was a Beta Sigma Kappa honor student. His first position was with Warren Cross, M.D. in Houston, a complete eye care facility with in-house refractive and cataract surgery. While there Dr. Ryan enjoyed the opportunity to work with some of the leading refractive surgeons in the country.
In 1986, Dr. Ryan and his wife moved from Texas to Richmond, Virginia to raise their family. He decided to open his own office so that he could offer friendly, personal care that would reflect this goal. He opened a second location, Drs. Rainer and Ryan, across from Virginia Center Commons Mall in 2000 with Dr. Bob Rainer. The third location was formed in 2017 when Dr. Bob Rainer merged his own long standing office with the group. This office is at the corner of Libbie and Broad.
He has extensive experience in managing pre- and post-operative refractive surgery patients, as well as determining candidacy and setting realistic expectations of patients desiring refractive eye surgery. Dr. Ryan genuinely enjoys seeing his patients experience the benefits of improved vision. He is very interested in the medical and optical problem solving nature of the profession. He was voted as one of the top optometrists for "chair side manner" in the Richmond area. The survey was done in the December 2014 issue of Our Health Magazine.
His other passions include swimming, biking and running.He has had numerous top places in the Great Chesapeke bay swim across the bay. As a triathlete he is very familiar with sports vision needs. He has twin adult children and two dogs. He enjoys traveling with his wife and kids. He has a passion for glass blowing, which he has been doing the past several years. His website for his artistic side is PatRyanglass.com He works out the The Glass Spot in Richmond VA. Dr Ryan is familiar with the needs of pilots, his son is a marine fighter pilot. He has flown with him over the years and is up to date on the visual needs of that field. His daughter Calli is a professional artist, visit her web site, Calliryan.com. She is available for commissioned works, portraits, and business art consulting.