Adam Gordon, O.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.O.

Clinical Associate Professor, Optometry

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 975-8545
Patient Services/Appointments:
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020
UOG Faculty Practice (205) 934-5161

Physical Address:
507 Henry Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard

Maililng Address:
HPB 507
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010 

Biographical Sketch:

B.A. Washington University (St. Louis)
O.D. UAB School of Optometry
M.P.H. UAB School of Public Health

Administrative Responsibilities:

Director, Cornea and Contact Lens Service
Coordinator, Residency Program in Cornea and Contact Lenses


Dr. Gordon is from Baltimore and was the first student to graduate from UAB with the combined O.D. /M/P/H. degree. In addition to teaching optics courses, Dr. Gordon is an attending faculty instructor at UAB Eye Care in the Cornea and Contact Lens Service and Primary Eye Care Service. He also sees private patients at the University Optometric Group.

Professional memberships include the: Birmingham Area Optometric Society; Alabama Optometric Association; American Optometric Association; American Academy of Optometry; and the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Gordon is a consultant to the National Board of Examiners in Optometry in the area of Optics and Refractive Conditions. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Optics and Refractive Conditions Committee and has served on the Clinical Science Council.

Scholarly Activity:

OPT 112, Geometric Optics: introduction to optical systems including lenses, prisms, and mirrors.

OPT 132, Clinical Ophthalmic Optics: introduction to clinical aspects of lenses, including basic measurement and dispensing techniques.

OPT 232, Opthalmic Materials: Clinical aspects of progressive addition lenses, coatings, and absorptive lens options.

CLN Cornea and Contact Lens Service: patient care using all available contact lens technology; managing patients with corneal and external ocular diseases.

My research interests are corneal and ocular surface diseases and contact lens technology.

Recent Publications:

Gordon A, Benjamin WJ. Correction with multifocal spectacle lenses. In: Benjamin WJ, ed. Borish's clinical refraction (2nd edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2006. 

Gordon A. Parting Glance: Elderly man has decreased vision in his right eye. Primary Care Optometry News 2001 (March).

Gordon A, Bartlett JD, Lin M. The effect of diclofenac sodium of the initial comfort of RGP contact lenses: a pilot study. J Am Optom Assoc 1999;70:509-13.

Gordon A. What's Your Diagnosis? Primary Care Optometry News 2001 (March)

Gordon A. What's your diagnosis? Elderly man complains of horizontal diplopia. Primary Care Optometry News 2000; 5(3):40-38.

Dr Jillian Meadows presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series
Sponsored by the UAB VSRC, the Helen Keller Art show honors students with visual impairments for their artistic abilities and creative works.
Vision Science PhD trainee Katie Bales presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series


UAB School of Optometry
1716 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233
P: (205) 975-2020



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