Meet Dr. Tate

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Dr. Tate was born and raised in Tulsa where he attended Jenks and Metro Christian Academy. In 2007,  he received his Bachelors of Science in Organismic Biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Dr. Tate began optometry school that year at The Oklahoma College of Optometry, where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry in 2011.

While in optometry school, Dr. Tate was a heavily involved student, serving in many leadership roles including president of the student association and student liaison to the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. It was this tireless service and dedication that led him to be inducted into the Northeastern State University Hall of fame in 2011. Following his completion of the optometry program, Dr. Tate immediately began his residency in ocular disease at Eyecare Associates of South Tulsa, which he completed in June of 2012. In fall of 2012, Dr. Tate completed his fellowship through the American Academy of Optometry.

Soon after Dr. Tate completed his board certification in optometry Dr. Tate met his wife, DruShea Dear, in microbiology at Northeastern. The two became lab partners and the rest was history. Soon after they were married they moved back to the Tulsa area. Dru is an attorney who specializes in estate planning and probate. In his spare time Dr. Tate enjoys restoring old cars, spending time on the water, hunting, farm work and being with his family. On May 2nd, 2013 Dr. Tate and his wife Dru had their first child, Lexi Nichole Tate! She has been Dr. Tate’s pride and joy, Lexi even helps him in the garage on his Mustang. Lexi has grown to be a loving but fiery little girl. On June 30th, 2016 they had their second daughter, Holly Layne Tate.