Suzanne Simms, O.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 934-9113
Patient Services/Appointments
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020

Physical Address:
509C Henry Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard

Mailing Address:
HPB 509C
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010

Biographical Sketch:

B.S. - University of Alabama Birmingham
O.D. - UAB School of Optometry
Residency - Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Administrative Responsibilities:

Director of Primary Eye Care Service

Scholarly Activity:

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

Recent Publications:

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.


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