Meet the Dr

Meet the Dr

Vivienne Velasco, OD, FAAO
Owner, Optometrist

Dr. Vivienne Velasco, an optometrist, founded iFocus Vision Center in 2009 to better serve Las Vegas. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in 1999 from the University of California, San Diego where she majored in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience with minors in music and psychology. In 2005, she received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in her hometown of Fullerton, CA.


She completed several internships during her last year in optometry school that gave her a well rounded background in all facets of optometry. Her first internship landed her at the Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas to learn how to manage cornea, glaucoma, and LASIK patients. She then headed to the San Diego Center for Vision Care a vision therapy clinic where she learned to care for people affected with visual disabilities caused by crossed eyes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and traumatic brain injuries. Her final internship was at the Santa Barbara Veteran Affairs clinic where she cared for the wonderful people who have served our country.


Dr. Velasco completed her residency at the Southern Nevada Veterans Affairs clinic with an emphasis on ocular disease and low vision. She became licensed and certified in the use of the anterior segment laser to treat certain eye conditions through the Northeastern State University of Oklahoma. She is also certified to diagnose and treat glaucoma. She was appointed a Fellow in the esteemed American Academy of Optometry in 2007. She likes to focus on aiding patients with abnormal corneas to obtain their best vision with specialty contact lenses. Myopia control is also an area of focus that she enjoys. 

"I am passionate about volleyball! Although I may be vertically challenged, I play with as much heart and dedication as I use to treat my patients."

Dr. Beena Patel was born and raised in Las Vegas. She graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelors in Science. She attended the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton to obtain her Doctorate in Optometry.


In her final year in optometry school, she completed externships at the Veterans Affair hospital in Las Vegas, David Grant Medical Center at Travis AFB, and the University Eye Center in Los Angeles. This cumulative set of experiences equipped her with well-rounded clinical knowledge to move forward with.

"When I'm not seeing patients, you can find me hiking, trying new food places, or on the basketball courts."

Beena Patel, OD

"When I'm not seeing patients, you can find me hiking, trying new food places, or on the basketball courts."

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