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Meet Dr. C. Derrick Franklin and Dr. Allison Mckelvey- Optometrists Near You

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Dr. C. Derrick Franklin

Dr. Derrick Franklin studied chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Optometry. He is a member of the Alabama Optometric Association and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.

Dr. Franklin specializes in Primary Eye Care and specialty contact lenses, including “hard to fit” lenses for keratoconus, post corneal transplant, and other corneal degenerations or dystrophies. He also provides comprehensive adult and pediatric eye examinations for the detection of medical diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes. He also provides preoperative and postoperative care for cataract and LASIK procedures.

Dr. Franklin and his wife, Rachael are active members of Hunter Street Baptist Church. On the weekends, he enjoys spending time on the lake, tinkering with his ’74 Corvette, and spending time with his wife and children (Brooklynn, Hannah, Claire, Cate and Parker).

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Dr. Allison Mckelvey

Dr. Allison Mckelvey is originally from Alpharetta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Biology. Dr. Mckelvey received her Doctorate of Optometry from UAB School of Optometry. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the American Optometric Association. She received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Low Vision along with the Gas Permeable Clinical Excellence Award. 

Dr. Mckelvey spent three years training and working alongside pediatric ophthalmologists. Before that, she completed three internships in Birmingham focusing on pediatrics, ocular disease, and contact lenses. Dr. Mckelvey is happy to see patients of all ages, from infancy to adulthood. She specializes in routine eye care for pediatric patients and special needs children. She diagnoses and manages strabismus, amblyopia and other binocular vision disorders with optical correction, patching and other non-surgical techniques including vision therapy. Dr. Mckelvey also fits soft contact lenses, including multifocal and monovision lenses, as well as scleral lenses and aphakic contact lenses. 

Dr. Mckelvey and her husband, Sam, are currently living in Vestavia with their two Labradors, Nelli and Kane. She enjoys running with her dogs, reading crime novels and spending time on the lake. The Mckelveys are expecting their first child in July of 2021.

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Dry Eye Center of Alabama in Birmingham

Dry Eye Center of Alabama provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Birmingham. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Dry Eye Center of Alabama aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.