Education Dr. Pitale completed his undergraduate studies at San Diego State University in California. He went on to receive his doctorate in optometry from Inter-American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his fellowship in Puerto Rico and Orlando, Florida.
Professional Dr. Pitale practiced optometry in Hilton Head, SC prior to joining us at Metrolina Eye Associates. He is currently a Major in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the South Carolina Air National Guard Medical Group. Before he returned to school and changed careers, he was a Sport Anchor/Reporter in Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Charlotte.
Special Interests Dr. Pitale specializes in comprehensive eye examinations for all age groups, contact lens fitting, ocular disease diagnosis & management and co-management of ocular surgeries, including cataract and LASIK. Dr. Pitale is fluent in Spanish and learning Italian.
Personal Background Dr. Pitale is originally from Philadelphia / South Jersey. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and past-his-prime athlete. Dean Martin is his favorite Rat Pack member. He has 2 teenaged sons, who he enjoys spending time with coaching/playing hockey, as well as playing guitar and attending music concerts.