Joseph B. Fleming, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Associate Professor, Optometry
Associate Dean for Student Success and Professional Relations

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 934-5894
Patient Services/Appointments:
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020

Physical Address:
G090 Henry Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard

Mailing Address:
HPB G090
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010

Biographical Sketch:


B.S. – Auburn University

O.D. – UAB School of Optometry

Residency in Ocular Disease – Northeastern State University College of Optometry and Vision Educational Foundation Eye Center of Oklahoma

Administrative Responsibilities

Associate Dean for Student Success and Professional Relations

Scholarly Activity:


Dr. Fleming teaches in the course entitled Diseases of the Anterior Segment.  In addition to classroom instruction, he works with students and residents in clinics and conferences on a regular basis.  He has presented continuing education to optometrists and other health care professionals in the areas of ocular disease, systemic disease, pharmacology, and ocular anatomy.


Dr. Fleming’s scholarly areas are clinical education and primary eye care, and he draws upon a deeper expertise in anterior segment eye disease.  In addition to authoring a textbook chapter on anterior segment evaluation for the second edition of Borish’s Clinical Refraction, he has presented and published original research on herpes simplex keratitis, laser therapy in glaucoma, compliance with medical therapy in glaucoma, and migraine aura without headache.

Recent Publications

Fleming JB. Clinic grading systems used in schools and colleges of optometry. Optom Vis Sci 2009;86:E-abstract 095532.

Fleming JB, Stroud RE, Nowakowski RW. A strategic approach to growing patient volume in an academic setting. Optom Educ2009;35(1):25-9.

Fleming JB, Semes LP. Anterior segment evaluation. In: Benjamin WJ, ed. Borish’s Clinical Refraction, 2nd ed. St. Louis: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006:485-510.

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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