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Assistant Professor

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  • BS, Troy University, Biomedical Sciences
  • OD, UAB School of Optometry
  • Residency, UAB School of Optometry, Pediatric Optometry

Dr. Natalie West received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Troy University before receiving her Doctor of Optometry from the UAB School of Optometry. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the UAB School of Optometry, where she saw a very diverse population of patients, including primary care, vision therapy, mild traumatic brain injury, autistic and developmentally delayed patients, as well as students at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Outside of these roles, she has spent numerous hours volunteering with the school’s two community service clubs helping provide eye care to underserved and uninsured patients both nationally and internationally.


  • “Induced IIH in Transgender Patients”. Poster, AAO
  • “Oculocerebrorenal Syndrome of Lowe: To Prescribe or Not to Prescribe Contact Lenses”. Poster, Heart of America Eye Care Congress

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Alabama Board of Optometry
  • CPR/AED (adult and pediatric)

Academic Distinctions and Honors:

  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society
  • Essilor Private Practice Student Travel Fellowship Grant Recipient

Professional Memberships:

  • American Optometric Association Member
  • American Academy of Optometry Member
  • Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group Investigator