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©2019 NORTHLAKE EYE

DR. RACHAEL WRUBLE

Optometrist and Co-owner

Education

  • Undergrad: Ferris State University

  • Optometry School: Michigan College of Optometry

  • Residency: W. G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center

 

Languages

  • English

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Optometric Association

  • North Carolina Optometric Society President-Elect 

  • American Academy of Optometry Fellow

  • Piedmont Optometric Society Past President

  • Women of Vision Member

  • Gastonia East Rotarian

  • Heart Board of Gaston County Board Member

  • Montcross Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

 

Awards and Publications

  • 2017 Young OD of the year in North Carolina

  • 2018 Young OD of the South

  • 2012 Most Influential Women Rising Star Optometrist

  • Michigan College of Optometry and National Dean’s List

  • Michigan College of Optometry: Senior Research Award in Clinical Optometric Science

  • ASCO Student Award in Clinical Ethics

  • Junior Jaycee Member of Gaston County

  • 2012 Leadership Gaston Alum and Current Board Advisor

  • Gaston Family Health Services Volunteer Optometrist

Areas of Advanced Training

  • Specialty Contact Lens Seminar – The Vision Care Institute, LLC 

  • Optometric Glaucoma Society Residents Symposium – Optometric Glaucoma Society 

  • Fluorescein Angiography Course – NC State Optometric Society 

  • Paragon CRT for Corneal Refractive Therapy Certification 

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced residency training at Salisbury VA Medical Center focused on: 

    • Ocular Disease (Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetes)

    • Specialty Contact Lenses (Keratoconus, Trauma, Advanced prescriptions)

    • Advanced Low Vision Exams

Dr. Rachael Wruble sees the eye as a piece of the puzzle – interconnected to the rest of the body. So a problem with the eye can be a result of a problem with the body. She wanted to be a part of a practice where exams are not just about the eye, but a part of the comprehensive care of the entire patient. Establishing a personal relationship with her patients is also important to her, co-founding Northlake Eye was a perfect fit. Her optometric areas of interest have focused on ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and low vision.​​

Interested in learning more? Here are 5 questions to get to know Dr. Rachael Wruble!