Melanie Sivley, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Assistant Professor, Optometry

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 975-5235
Patient Services/Appointments:
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020
UOG Faculty Practice - (205) 934-5161

Physical Address:
523 Henry Peters Building 
1716 University Boulevard

Mailing Address:
HPB 523
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010


B.S. - Auburn University
O.D. - UAB School of Optometry


Administrative Responsibilities:

Director, University Optometric Group


Secondary Appointments:




Scholarly Activity:

Teaching –

OPT 315 - Physical Diagnosis – Course Master

OPT 244 - Public Health Optometry II – Course Master

OPT 343 - Clinical Case Conference – Instructor

CLN 211, 221, 231, 241 - Primary Care Clinic, Specialty Rotation – Instructor

CLN 311, 321, 331, 341, 350, 410, 420, 430, 440 - Primary Care Clinic – Instructor

OPT 242 - Advanced Clinical Procedures – Lab instructor

OPVS 111, 121, 131 - Basic Science and Clinical Optometry – Lecturer

Leadership Activities -

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Board Member, UABSO Alumni Association

Faculty Advisor, Beta Sigma Kappa, International Optometric Honor Society

Faculty Mentor, UABSO Academic Advisory Committee

Service Activities -

UABSO Honor Council

UABSO Continuing Education Committee

UAB Sports Vision Committee

UAB Interprofessional Simulation and Education Task Force

ALOA Continuing Education Committee


Research –

Research interests include Fabry disease. 

Dr. Sivley lectures nationally on ophthalmic and systemic manifestations of Fabry disease.



Poster presentation:  Ophthalmic manifestations of Fabry disease. SECO International 2011; World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

Archibald (Sivley) MS, Amos JF. Auditory response to a photic stimulus. Optometry, Journal of the AOA 2003;74(1):50-54. 


Additional Information:

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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