Steele2012Elizabeth A. Steele, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Associate Professor, Optometry

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 934-9374
Patient Services/Appointments:
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020

Physical Address:
511 Henry Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard

Mailing Address:
HPB 511
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010 


B.S. Biology - Wofford College
O.D. - University of Alabama at Birmingham


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Dr. Steele grew up in Charleston, SC and attended Wofford College before attending UAB School of Optometry. She completed her residency at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, specializing in family practice optometry and ocular disease, in 2004. Dr. Steele joined the UAB faculty in 2004 and is the coursemaster for Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System course.  She received the AOSA Clinical Science Teaching Award in 2005, 2008 and 2011.  In 2009, Dr. Steele was awarded with the Alabama Optometric Association Young Optometrist Award, and received the Southeastern Council of Optometrists Young Optometrist of the South Award in 2010.   Dr. Steele lectures nationally and locally to other optometrists in the areas of ocular and systemic disease. She has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 2007.


Scholarly Activity:

Teaching –

Coursemaster:  CEVS I (OPT 131), CEVS II (OPT 211), CEVS III (OPT 221) 
The CEVS sequence is the basis for all clinical skills in the optometry program.

Lab Instructor: Advanced Clinical Procedures

Lab Instructor: Injections and Minor Surgical Procedures


Research –



Steele E. Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous: A Case Report. What's Your Diagnosis column, Primary Care Optometry News August, 2004.

Steele E, Whitaker N. Endstage Renal Disease and Retinopathy. Optometry and Vision Science 2003; 80: (12s) 215.

Steele E, Whitaker N. Endstage Renal Disease and Retinopathy. Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology 2004; 22(4).

Pate CB, Steele EA. "Initial Experiences with an Audience Response System in the Optometric Classroom."  Optometric Education; 2009, 34(2):71-77.


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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