New England College of Optometry
Lehigh University, Psychology Major, Spanish Minor
New England College of Optometry, Rotational Training
Low Visional Clinic and Perkins School for the Blind, Clinical Training
Dr. Neal Athwal is a highly skilled and well-rounded optometrist. He is experienced in providing specialty contact lens fittings, treating dry eye, prescribing prism for diplopia, performing pediatric exams, and is able to fulfill any routine eye care needs for patients of all ages, as well. His background in psychology continues to help him today as a healthcare provider in everyday patient interaction, allowing him to better understand each patient’s needs and concerns, and to offer the best and most appropriate care.
During his undergraduate years, he traveled to Spain to study Spanish, making him capable of providing eye exams for Spanish speaking patients. Dr. Athwal also volunteered internationally to help patients in need of eye care, including raising money and collecting eyeglasses to help establish an eye clinic in the remote mountains of Nepal, with help from the Lion's club and the Himalayan Health Care Organization.
He enjoys composing music and playing guitar, as well as other instruments. In the summer, he enjoys surf boarding and playing tennis. Skiing is his favorite winter sport.