DEPARTMENT OF OPTOMETRY
Suzanne Simms, O.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Academic Office - (205) 934-9113
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020
509C Henry Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010
B.S. - University of Alabama Birmingham
O.D. - UAB School of Optometry
Residency - Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
Director of Primary Eye Care Service
Opt 131 Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System I- Primary Patient Care Procedures: History visual acuity, subjective & objective refraction, ocular motility and binocular vision evaluation
Opt 211 Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System II - Primary Patient Care Procedures: use of biomicroscopes, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopes, tonometry, gonioscopy fundus lens evaluation of the retina, visual field testing instruments
Opt 221 Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System III- Primary Patient Care Procedures: Introduction to patient management, with emphasis on diagnostic principles
Opt 236 Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System IV- Primary Patiient Care Procedures- Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy and scleral indentation, introduction to advanced clinical procedures
CLN 310 Primary Care Clinic - Primary Optometric Patient Care rotation for 3rd year optometry students
CLN 410 Primary Care Clinic - Primary Optometric Patient Care rotation for 4th year optometry students
The following articles have been co-published with Roswell R. Pfister, M.D. and Jeffrey L. Haddox, B.S. in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science:
A New Classification System Predicting Keratomalacia After Trauma in Vitamin A Deficiency: Sodium Citrate Does not Prevent Disease Progression 16 (4): 472- 479, 1997.
An Excess of Topical Calcium and Magnesium Reverses the Therapeutic Effect of Citrate on the Development of Corneal Ulcers After Alkali Injury 15 (2): 191-195, 1996.