Athens Eye Care Center | Eye Care Facility in Athens, Alabama
Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. At Athens Eye Care Center, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. We proudly serve North Alabama's Limestone County, including Athens, Huntsville, and Madison, AL.
Dr. Leanne Whitaker, our optometrist in Athens, provides the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.
So if you're looking for a reliable, professional and knowledgeable eye care team near you in Athens, AL, look no further than Athens Eye Care Center!
Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, our Athens optometrists focus on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision.
By using the latest in optometric technology, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye exam and vision assessment. Our optometric experts remain up-to-date with the rapid progress in medicine and technology so that you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments.
Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a later stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, make sure to get routine eye exams by visiting our highly qualified and skilled optometrists 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.
“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.”
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