Patient Services

UAB Eye Care

UAB Eye Care is the clinical operation for the UAB School of Optometry, an integral part of the UAB Medical Center. We provide comprehensive eye care services to the community as well as provide training and education for optometry students and resident optometrists. Our state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary clinic is outfitted with the latest optometric equipment necessary for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of most eye problems. UAB Eye Care clinicians provide comprehensive services for both pediatric and adult patients in a number of optometric subspecialties.

UAB Eye Care is committed to providing a safe patient care experience during the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, a number of safety measures for patients and staff that comply with American Optometric Association (AOA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines have been implemented at our eye care clinic.

If coming for an appointment, please stay in the car upon entering the parking lot. Once you enter the gate, our staff will be notified of your arrival and call you when it is time to enter and begin a COVID-19 screening process.

Our team looks forward to meeting your vision and eye care needs. Your safety is our top priority and we ask for your patience as several new safety measures are introduced in all areas of patient care.

Introducing Telehealth

In addition to providing care at the clinic, UAB Eye Care offers telehealth, a way to receive care from our team of eye doctors without leaving home. All that’s needed is a computer OR smartphone with the Internet are best. However, some services can be provided with simply a phone call.

Most medical insurances are covering telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some are waiving co-pays.

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Community Eye Care

Clinical faculty and optometry students provide vision screenings and comprehensive eye care to various groups of all ages across the Birmingham metro area and throughout the state. Care is provided four days a week inside the Jefferson County Department of Health’s Western Health Center in Midfield, Alabama. Hours vary. Contact the Western Health Center to make an appointment at (205) 715-6121.

Learn more: Community Eye Care

Cornea and Contact Lens Service

For patients wearing or considering contact lenses, or for those interested in refractive surgery, our nationally-recognized optometrists are experts in the fitting of contact lenses.

Learn more: Cornea and Contact Lens Service

Dry Eye Relief Clinic

  New Clinic   

With expert faculty in the area of dry eye and ocular surface disease, UAB Eye Care is pleased to offer specialty dry eye services to those who deal with the irritating and often debilitating symptoms of dry eye disease.

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mTBI and Sports-Related Concussion Clinic

Faculty in the UAB Eye Care Pediatric Optometry Service provide exams to assess vision in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and sports-related concussion. Those diagnosed with mTBI and concussions are examined to assess eye teaming and tracking skills, focusing strength and accuracy and objective measures of neuro-ocular integrity, including state-of-the-art pupillometry and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

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Myopia Control Clinic

All children are at risk for developing myopia (nearsightedness); however, if one or both parents of the child has nearsightedness, the child will have a higher risk of developing nearsightedness.

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Ocular Disease and Low Vision Service

Patients with chronic conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye disease, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts are cared for by optometrists and ophthalmologists who specialize in eye diseases and low vision.

Learn more: Ocular Disease and Low Vision Service

Optical Services

UAB Eye Care offers pediatric and adult patients prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses for everyday and specialty use. Our expert opticians are certified by the American Board Certified Opticians and will care for even the most complex eyeglasses prescriptions. Patients can choose from designer brands, such as Versace, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Coach, Costa del Mar, Maui Jim and Ray-Ban.

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Pediatric Neuro-Optometry Clinic

UAB Eye Care's is pleased to offer one-of-a-kind neuro-optometric care within its Pediatric Optometry Service. Faculty within the clinic help distinguish optic nerve drusen from papilledema, collaborate with pediatric geneticists to rule out optic glioma and other visual sequale of neurofibromatosis, determine risk to a child with glaucoma suspicion, distinguish a morning glory disk from coloboma from staphyloma, and assess a wide range of other neurological-ocular conditions that may have a significant impact on the life of a child.

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Pediatric Optometry Service

Comprehensive eye and vision exams are provided for infants and children through age 17, in addition to specialized care, myopia control, vision therapy, pediatric neuro-optometry and mTBI and sports-related concussion.

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Primary Eye Care Service

Adult patients (aged 17 and older) receive comprehensive eye and vision exams, eyeglass prescriptions and treatment for eye injuries or infections.

Learn more: Primary Eye Care Service

University Optometric Group

  New Location   

The University Optometric Group (UOG) is the faculty practice of UAB Eye Care. UOG recently relocated from its 9th Avenue South location to UAB Eye Care at 1716 University Blvd.

Learn more: University Optometric Group

Vision Therapy Clinic

The Vision Therapy Clinic provides treatment for children and adults with eye teaming, focusing and tracking disorders. These visual conditions include but are not limited to convergence insufficiency, accommodative insufficiency, strabismus, amblyopia and saccadic eye movement (or ocular motor) dysfunction.

Learn more: Vision Therapy Clinic