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By June Mathews
For The Tribune
Vision is one of life’s most precious gifts, so when it comes to one’s eye health, only the best will do. And the best, for those seeking eye care in Trussville and surrounding communities, begins with Trussville Vision Care.
“We’ve been a staple in Trussville for nearly 30 years,” said Dr. Zach Steele. “We take pride in our community and are proud to be Trussville’s hometown eye doctors.”
Founded in 1989 by Dr. Sam Pierce, Trussville Vision Care is committed to providing the highest quality of care to ensure the overall health of its patients. With the latest in eye care technology and a staff dedicated to patient satisfaction and service, Trussville Vision Care has become one of the largest eye care practices in the Birmingham area.
“The most gratifying thing about our practice is making a difference in people’s lives by helping them protect and improve their sight,” said Dr. Steele. “Routine eye exams are not only the key to maintaining good vision, but they’re also critical to the early diagnosis of sight-stealing eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Eye exams can also detect signs of serious conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and brain tumors, so your eyes are not only windows to your soul, they’re windows to what’s going on inside your body.”
Other than routine eye exams, Trussville Vision Care offers a comprehensive range of services, including eyeglasses and contacts, evaluations for LASIK and cataract surgeries, pediatric and infant eye exams, cosmetic and reconstructive evaluations, and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions of the eye.
Vision therapy is offered to help improve a patient’s vision, reduce eyestrain and headaches, as well as to improve issues with eye teaming (difficulty maintaining clear single images), eye focusing (difficulty maintaining clear vision) and eye tracking (difficulty with accurate eye movements).
“This type of help may be indicated when a child struggles with reading disorders and learning disabilities,” said Dr. Steele. “Eyes that don’t function correctly prevent efficient processing of information, which naturally makes learning difficult.”
For young athletes, Trussville Vision Care offers Sports Perception training, designed to improve hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and balance.
“With these kinds of improvements, an athlete’s performance is enhanced, allowing him or her to compete at the next level,” said Dr. Steele. “As a former college athlete, I understand firsthand what it takes to excel, and good eyesight is a huge part of it.”
Dr. Steele joined the practice in 2003 and currently serves his community as a member of the Trussville City Council. A native of Andalusia, he has served on the State Board of the Alabama Optometric Association and as president of the Birmingham Area Optometric Society.
Dr. Pierce currently serves as president of the American Optometric Association, the leading organization for the optometry profession in the United States, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students.
Trussville Vision Care is located at 133 North Chalkville Rd. in downtown Trussville. Evening appointments are available. For more information, visit www.trussvillevision.com or call (205) 655-4838.