Margaret Bailey headshot.

Assistant Professor

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Office location: HPB 521

Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: 205-975-2020

Teaching/research interests: Binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia, concussion, myopia, Spanish, patients with special needs

Office hours: by appointment only

Education:   

  • BS, University of Alabama, Economics and French
  • OD, UAB School of Optometry
  • Residency, Illinois College of Optometry (Illinois Eye Institute), Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry

Dr. Bailey serves as Chief of the Vision Therapy Clinic.

Dr. Bailey currently sees patients and works with students in the pediatrics, primary care, concussion/mTBI, and vision therapy clinics. In addition to being a clinician, she is an educator who strongly believes in the Socratic method as an interactive teaching method. She teaches the Spanish for Eye Care elective, leads the Anomalies of Binocular Vision labs, and guest lectures in the Anomalies of Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry courses. Dr. Bailey has led many regional and international service trips as the faculty advisor for UAB’s Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) chapter. Through the BlazerVision program, she is the team optometrist for the UAB women’s soccer team.

Outside of clinic, Dr. Bailey enjoys hiking with her husband and their 2 dogs, attending live music events, reading literary fiction, and cheering on Liverpool FC.

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Research interests: Binocular vision, strabismus, amblyopia, concussion, myopia

Academic distinctions and professional societies:   

  • 2019 UAB Outstanding Student Affairs Partner
  • Investigator, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
  • Eyecare Benefits Committee, Alabama Optometric Association

UAB/Area student groups you participate in:

  • Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity

Clinical specialties/areas of expertise: Pediatrics, double vision, concussion

If you are a clinician, in what UAB Eye Care clinic do you provide care?

  • Pediatrics
  • Vision Therapy
  • mTBI/Concussion Clinic
  • Primary Care