Two new faculty members have joined the UAB School of Optometry as clinical assistant professors.

Maggie Bailey, O.D., sees patients and works with students in Pediatrics, Primary Care and Community Eye Care at UAB Eye Care, which is the School of Optometry’s clinical operation.

Bailey received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alabama and then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the UAB School of Optometry. She also completed a residency in binocular vision and pediatric optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Bailey has provided clinical care and supervised optometry students as an attending at the Illinois College of Optometry. She has provided care in specialty clinics, including Community Eye Care at Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired.She has researched topics such as esotropia and uveitis, and recently presented a case study at the American Optometric Association Optometry’s Meeting 2017. She also has presented at the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Annual Meeting and at the American Academy of Optometry annual meeting in 2016.

As a student at the UAB School of Optometry, she participated in the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and was a member of the National Optometric Student Association. She was also a student member of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association.

Bailey served as the president of her class from 2012-2013. Kim Duong, O.D., M.S., sees patients in Pediatric Services, the Vision Therapy Clinic and in Primary Eye Care Services at UAB Eye Care. She also helps instruct students in Pediatric Services and in labs.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, Duong earned both a Doctor of Optometry degree and master’s degree in vision science from the State University of New York College of Optometry.

While at SUNY, she conducted research focused on contact lenses and ocular inflammation, and ocular health in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. She has presented her research at the American Academy of Optometry and at ARVO. During her externship, she provided clinical care at the Baltimore VA Medical Center and at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

She was the recipient of the Optometric Center of New York Academic Scholarship, the American Academy of Optometry Vision Care Institute Student Travel Grant and the NIH T35 Summer Training Grant.

Duong has also volunteered in her community. Her recent community service includes working with children with Type 1 diabetes and volunteering at screenings with other health professionals.