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Looking For an Eye Doctor Near You in Athens, Alabama?

Our eye doctor at Athens Eye Care Center, Dr. Leanne Whitaker, specializes in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Dr. Leanne Whitaker knows how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and she understands the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

So, if you're looking for a nearby eye doctor in Athens, Alabama look no further than Athens Eye Care Center!

Meet our Eye Doctor:

Dr. L. Leanne Whitaker Athens Eye

Dr. Leanne Whitaker

Doctor of Optometry

“When I started this practice many years ago, I made it my mission to offer my patients friendly, thorough eye care.  I treated them like I’d like to be treated, like family.  Nothing has changed over the years, and I am still committed to continuing the tradition for as long as I practice optometry.”

A Commitment To Education

“Education is the basic foundation to any doctor.  But a degree is just the beginning.  To bring my patients the most advanced eye care possible means education is a continual process that never really ends.”

Bachelor of Science:  The University of Alabama-Birmingham

Magna Cum Laude

Doctorate:  The University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry

Awards:  Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, Feinbloom Low Vision Award, Southern Council of Optometry Award, Vistakon Excellence in Contact Lens Award, VSP Scholarship Award for Excellence in Contact Lens       

Involved In The Profession

“Every time I meet with my colleagues, we share new ways to bring you the highest quality eye care and the latest techniques available.  Staying active in my professional associations is a powerful way to ensure that you get the very best eye care possible.”

Member:  American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association

Former Member:  Alabama Optometric Association Board of Directors

Former Assistant Clinical Professor:  The University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry

Active In the Community

“I believe in giving back to the community what it has given me.  So I spend time contributing to its growth and development by sharing my knowledge, skills, and resources with my community.”

Sponsor/Contributor:  Supporting Athens City Schools, Limestone County Schools, Athens Middle School Cheerleading, Athens High School Cheerleading, Athens Softball Team, Athens Baseball Team, and local charitable organizations.


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