Meet Dr. Tate

Drtate EditDr. 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. Immediatley after graduation Dr. Tate began his ocular disease residency with Eyecare Associates of South Tulsa. Soon after Dr. Tate completed his board certification in optometry and completed his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Tate met his wife, DruShea Dear, in microbiology class at Northeastern. The two became lab partners and the rest was history. Soon after they were married they moved back to the Bixby area on a few acres. Dru is an attorney who focuses on Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Probates. Her passion is to help clients breakdown the issues, craft creative solutions, and get the problem resolved as quick and effective as possible. She can be reached at

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. She currently attends Metro Christian Academy where Dr. Tate graduated high school. On June 30th, 2016 they had their second daughter, Holly Layne Tate. Holly is a sweet loving girl who loves to laugh at her big sister and crazy acting dad. October 2018 Dr. Tate and Dru will be welcoming Gentry Rose into their family, their 3rd daughter.

Dr. Tate’s dream is to have everyone in the community he serves to have the opportunity to see the beauty God has made in the world through healthy eyes that take advantage of the amazing technology the Eyecare industry has to offer.