Dr. Patterson built and operated a multispecialty surgery center in 1998. He currently owns, operates and performs surgery in an ophthalmic surgery center that he built in 2002. His son, Dr. Michael Patterson, joined him in practice in 2016.
He is a frequent speaker at national and international ophthalmic conferences, has published more than 20 peer-review articles in the ophthalmic literature and many more in the trade literature. He was the recipient of the 2015 Kritzinger Award from the South African Society of Refractive Surgery, and previously received the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) Founder's Award, ISRS President's Award, and the David D. Dulaney Award.
He is a board-certified ophthalmologist, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and a founding member of the American European Congress of Ophthalmic surgeons. Throughout his career, he has conducted clinical research in several areas of ophthalmology including intraocular lens technology, the ICL and intraocular medications. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Arizona Visionaries, a nonprofit organization that provides cataract surgery in third world countries and enjoys volunteering his time and skills for the benefit of less fortunate people.
Dr. Younger is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is President of the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology. He is a member of multiple national eye societies, lecturing on laser cataract surgery and cornea surgery at annual meetings. He is one of Orange Coast magazine's Top Doctors and has been awarded at international eye conferences. Also, his public health continues as he is the only eye care professional who travels to Catalina Island to see patients at the Medicare designated rural medical center there. He helps under-served diabetic patients and continues to travel there with his eye exam equipment.