Faheem Inayatali, OD, MBA, MPH, FAAO, Diplomate ABO
Learn about Dr. Inayatali’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the eye care industry and his dedication to assisting underserved populations in Houston and around the globe.
- Board Certified Doctor of Optometry – University of Houston
- Master of Business Administration – Rice University
- Master of Public Health – Harvard University
- Fellowship, American Academy of Optometry
- Founder of the Eye Center of Houston and Dry Eye & Specialty Center
- Glaucoma Specialist
- Pediatric Myopia Care
Dr. Inayatali received both his doctorate in optometry and glaucoma specialization from the University of Houston, College of Optometry.
Following his doctorate, he earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rice University, specializing in Healthcare Management and Entrepreneurship. Continuing his commitment to quality care, Dr. Inayatali was honored as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry; an earned distinction held by less than 4% of optometrists in the United States.
Dr. Inayatali practices evidence-based medical eye care to solve complex cases with pediatrics and special needs patients. He was honored with the 2020 Cooper Vision’s Best Practice Award and has been recognized as a leader in the field. Dr. Inayatali was recently announced as a 2021 See Tomorrow Visionary by the Contact Lens Institute. To enhance his research on dry eye disease and global myopia, Dr. Inayatali obtained his Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University. He is currently the principal investigator for a dry eye clinical trial and presented his research at the Harvard University Symposium in May of 2022.
Dr. Inayatali has a passion for fitting complex scleral lenses for keratoconus corneal disease patients, and he regularly receives referrals from refractive surgeons and fellow eye care professionals to manage patients in need of specialty contact lenses. He earned his fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry as a commitment to research and innovation in the field.
Dr. Inayatali has received extensive oculofacial surgical education from the Oklahoma College of Optometry and clinical training with cataract and LASIK specialists. He is also licensed in Louisiana where he performs laser surgical procedures and biopsies for early cancer detection. Equipped with the pinnacle of eye care technology, optometrists, ophthalmologists, and eye care specialists seek Dr. Inayatali’s expertise when it comes to complex dry eye cases with no previous resolution.
In 2021, Dr. Inayatali founded the Dry Eye & Specialty Center in Sugar Land, TX in order to provide for patients needing a higher level of eye care. At this office, he provides services to adults with dry eye syndrome, corneal disease such as keratoconus, and pediatric myopia management with the most advanced treatment platforms available. Dr. Inayatali is the first eye care professional in the world to adopt the new IPL (intense pulsed light) Stellar device to perform advanced dry eye procedures. He was recently inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry and has been awarded Top Doctors Across America.
Outside of the office, Dr. Inayatali is the chief medical officer of his non-profit organization Eye Give Sight. He also volunteers as the primary eye care provider for various Ibn Sina Community Clinics and regularly sees diabetic and pediatric patients who do not have access to quality eye care.
Dr. Inayatali is proud that his practice serves many people in need in the Houston area and abroad. He believes in the duty to help where he can and seeing the reaction on a patient’s face when they receive a donated pair of glasses is the ultimate reward. Listen to the podcast where Dr. Inayatali discusses his strong commitment in Philanthropy in Eyecare.
Dr. Inayatali is a huge fan of the Houston Rockets and in his spare time loves watching and attending games.