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For eye emergencies ONLY call 205/325-8254 



Are you looking for information on eye care services in Alabama? Do you have a question about eye disease? We are compiling a resource guide that will be posted soon. Look back here for information on:

  • Vision resources in Alabama and beyond
  • Eye disease
  • Eye doctors
  • Eye research
  • Resources for the uninsured
  • Low vision and rehabilitation services
  • Eye safety and injury prevention
  • Professional training in vision-related fields
Meanwhile, here are links to helpful resources. Be sure to check with the sources as information may have changed.

FIND AN EYE DOCTOR
Find an Ophthalmologist - Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
Find an Optometrist - Alabama Optometric Association
Eye Emergencies - Callahan Eye Hospital at the corner of University Blvd. and 18th Street South in Birmingham, on the UAB campus

PUBLICATIONS
Eye Health Needs Assessment for Alabama - compiled 2000 by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
Alabama Vision Resources - compiled 2005 by EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Project - UAB Department of Ophthalmology - has great resource list
Directory of Services for Persons who are Blind or Have Low Vision - compiled by Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Resource Guide for People with Visual Impairments - compiled by Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services OASIS

LOCAL NON-PROFITS Providing Eye Care Services
Alabama Eye Bank
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
Alabama Lions Sight Conservation Association
Cahaba Valley Health Care - providing access to quality healthcare for the underserved, primarily Hispanic, communities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

Callahan Eye Hospital - 24-hour eye emergency department
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham - Eyesight field of  interest fund
Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation - serving the Mobile and Fairhope region
Impact Alabama: Focus First - screens children, ages six months to five years, in Head Starts and lower-income daycares for vision problems, and refer for subsidized follow-up care.
Lakeshore Foundation - services for youth and adults with vision impairments
Liz Moore Low Vision Center - at St. Vincent's East
Sight Savers America - a nonprofit that assists children with obtaining eye exams, glasses and other needed eye care from local eye care providers and clinics.
Songs for Sight - Musical celebration to raise awareness and funds for the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation and to support research efforts for the Optic Nerve Imaging Center
UAB School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
UAB School of Optometry
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham - providing eye health services for disabled through the Health and Wellness program
WBHM Radio - Radio Reading Services for the Blind


NATIONAL RESOURCES
Department of Veterans Affairs - Blind Rehabilitation Services
National Eye Institute
Prevent Blindness America - has great resource list
Research to Prevent Blindness