Ruchi Gandhi, OD
Dr. Gandhi knew from the start that she was going to pursue a medical degree. As an
undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she shadowed dentists, providers
with Children’s Hospital at UAB, and other care specialists of all kinds. Dr. Gandhi worked long
hours trying to pin down the exact sort of practice she would enjoy most.
As it turned out, the answer lay right on her nose. Dr. Gandhi has needed corrective lenses
since her youth – she first found out when she failed her driver’s exam. After a little research and
some time shadowing optometrists, she saw that optometry was the field for her. She graduated
from UAB with her Doctor of Optometry degree.
Dr. Gandhi loves that she can dramatically improve the quality of life for her patients, some of
whom don’t even realize their need for care. She also likes how quickly common eye ailments
can be diagnosed in the clinic, often without any invasive diagnostic procedures.
Takle Eye Group’s Griffin office will be Dr. Gandhi’s primary practice location. Her clinical work
will include routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, diabetic monitoring, treatment of common
eye diseases, and referral for advanced treatment. She is a member of both the Georgia
Optometric and American Optometric Associations, as well as a registered InfantSee provider.
Dr. Gandhi has participated in many community service activities, and she has also traveled to
countries in need, such as Uganda and Belize, to provide health care. She loves travel, and in
her free time enjoys exploring Atlanta and experiencing everything the city has to offer.
Dr. Gandhi speaks both English and Gujarati.