Dr. Wlodek has been practicing for over 25 years as an eye doctor. Dr. Wlodek was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1993, he practiced in Calgary, Alberta for eight years. Since relocating to Las Vegas in 2001, Dr. Wlodek remains up to date on current therapies and procedures in eye care through continuing education. Dr. Wlodek is passionate about dog rescue organizations. As often as possible he visits Manzanillo, Mexico and volunteers with Friends of Mexican Animal Welfare, an organization that offers free spay and neuter services to pets and stray animals. He also supports the NV SPCA and has fostered dogs through Wagging Tail Rescue in Las Vegas. Dr. Wlodek is an avid traveler, having hiked Machu Picchu in Peru, walked the Great Wall in China, watched wild monkeys in Costa Rica, and rafted down the Black Water Canyon in New Zealand while observing glowworms radiate luminescent light. These are some of his fondest memories. Dr. Wlodek tries to balance his busy work schedule by swimming, biking, running, and weight training. Dr. Wlodek is a graduate of the Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.S.). He is a member of:
- The Nevada Optometric Association
- The American Optometric Association
- A charter member of the Vision Partners Las Vegas Lions Club.
In 2002 he was recognized by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce with an Outstanding Customer Service Award.
Why did I want to become an optometrist?
I honestly remember the moment I first put on glasses and was amazed at how clear everything was around me. I wanted to give that experience to my patients. If you look in my High School yearbook, it will list Optometry as my career choice. I knew from an early age I wanted to help people see better and improve quality of life.
My personal mission as an optometrist is to have every patient leave the office feeling cared for and appreciated.