UAB Eye Care, the clinical arm of the UAB School of Optometry, is now accepting patients in their new specialty clinic called ViEW – Vision in the Environment and Workplace. The ViEW Clinic focuses on vision wellness, ergonomics and eye safety.

Services include specialty testing to assess and maximize vision effectiveness and reduce eyestrain when using computers, patient monitors, laboratory equipment and other work-related tasks. Additionally, the new clinic will assess vision and eye safety needs when using or being potentially exposed to laser and other types of radiation, solvents and other hazards.

All recommended treatments are tailored to the specific needs of the individual. Treatments may include specialty ophthalmic lens designs, modifications of the work environment, vision training, high-impact safety protection and recommendations on how to utilize computers and laboratory equipment more effectively and ergonomically.   

Onsite assessments for departments and laboratories are available to evaluate specific or unique environments and visual tasks.

Dr. Bob Kleinstein, UAB School of Optometry professor and UAB Eye Care optometrist, started the clinic and says the experience has helped many people.

“A nurse at UAB Hospital was having difficulties reviewing patient data 8 hours/day,” he said. “By assessing the computer vision task, vision needs and lighting, we were able to design a unique ophthalmic treatment (computer lenses) to enable her to more easily and more comfortably do her important work in helping patients.”

A visit to the ViEW Clinic would be beneficial if any of the following statements are true:

  • You are struggling to see your computer monitor at certain distances
  • Your neck or eyes are aching at the end of the day
  • You having other vision difficulties at work 
  • Your eyes are exposed to dangerous radiation, chemicals, substances or hazards that may need vision and eye protection

There is a $35 professional fee which is waived if materials are ordered in the UAB Eye Care Optical Department. 

If you have questions, call Melendi Morton at 205-975-2020 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..