Dr. Tate was born and raised in Tulsa where he attended Jenks and Metro Christian Academy. It was at Northeastern State University where he realized Optometry was an amazing field where he could make people's lives better. Dr. Tate says, “I believe everybody deserves to enjoy the beauty in our world every day through amazing vision! My goal is to help each patient understand their options and the technology that can impact them every day through their eyewear and eyecare. That is worth working hard towards.”
In 2007, he received his Bachelors of Science in Organismic Biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Dr. Tate began optometry school that year at The Oklahoma College of Optometry, where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry in 2011. Immediatley after graduation Dr. Tate began his ocular disease residency with Eyecare Associates of South Tulsa. Soon after Dr. Tate completed his board certification in optometry and completed his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Tate met his wife, DruShea Dear, in microbiology class at Northeastern. The two became lab partners and the rest was history. Soon after they were married they moved back to the Bixby area on a few acres.
In his spare time, Dr. Tate enjoys restoring old cars, spending time on the water, hunting, farm work and being with his family. On May 2nd, 2013 Dr. Tate and his wife Dru had their first child, Lexi Nichole Tate! She has been Dr. Tate’s pride and joy, Lexi even helps him in the garage on his Mustang. Lexi has grown to be a loving but fiery little girl. She currently attends Metro Christian Academy where Dr. Tate graduated high school. On June 30th, 2016 they had their second daughter, Holly Layne Tate. Holly is a sweet loving girl who loves to laugh at her big sister and crazy acting dad. Holly absolutely loves makeup and shopping with her mom. The Tate’s were blessed with their 3rd Daughter October 15th, 2018. Gentry Rose Tate is a sweet strawberry blonde girl who laughs at all the crazy antics big sister and dad do.