Eye care professionals specialize 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. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take 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.
Dr. Brandon Alderton was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland where he worked alongside his father at their family’s optical. He attended Southern College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2020. While at school, he met his wife, a Huntsville native, and they moved to the area.
Dr. Davis is a native of Limestone County, Alabama. He was a student in the Athens City School system and graduated from Athens High School in 1992. He accepted a golf scholarship to attend Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. In 1997 Dr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His study then led to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Dr. Purman is from Frankenmuth, Michigan. She completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Central Michigan University and then went on to complete another undergraduate degree in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Spencer Sechler is a native of Warren, Ohio. He attended the University of Akron and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the Honors College in 2012. He received his doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry with honors in 2016.
Dr. Smith attended Athens High School followed by four years at Auburn University culminating with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. After Auburn, he attended Southern College of Optometry (SCO) to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2020.
Dr. Heather Thigpen Sutton was born and raised in Florence, Alabama where she attended Brooks High School prior to accepting academic scholarships to the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She graduated UAH Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.
Dr. Taylor graduated as Valedictorian and “graduate of the year” from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2015. She then went on to complete her post-graduate residency training in ocular disease at the Columbus and Chillicothe Ohio VA facilities. She also recently obtained her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.