ophthalmology tuscaloosa
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tuscaloosa ophthalmologist
E. Van Johnson, M.D.
Board Certified

E. Van Johnson, M.D. received a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama in 1979 and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1983. After completing an ophthalmology residency at Eye Foundation Hospital/UAB in Birmingham, Ala., he served in the United States Air Force as Chief of the Ophthalmology Department and Director of Continuing Medical Education in Phoenix, Arizona from 1987 to 1991. In 1992, he established Tuscaloosa Ophthalmology in Tuscaloosa, Ala., along with A. George Kudirka, M.D., where he practices general ophthalmology with special interest in cataract surgery, laser treatment and refractive surgery.

Dr. Johnson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and received the Retina and Vitreous Award from the Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., in 1987.

Dr. Johnson is also a respected Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Surgery at the College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama School of Medicine. In this position, he participates in training medical students and family practice residents.

His knowledge of the field is well proven by the many papers, publications and articles he has authored and seminars he has directed and lectured as well as doing clinical rotations with medical students and residents. Dr. Johnson is active in many professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology.

tuscaloosa ophthalmologist
Timothy V. Johnson, M.D.
Board Certified

Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude and valedictorian, from Birmingham-Southern College in 2005. He then a received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude. He went on to complete an ophthalmology residency in 2014 from the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

During his medical career, he has published dozens of scientific articles, commentaries, editorials, and book chapters. Dr. Johnson is active in many professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Johnson practices general ophthalmology that includes comprehensive eye exams, glasses and contact lens fittings for both children and adults. His areas of specialty include cataract surgery, the management of glaucoma through the use of medications and lasers, and the management of diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Johnson joined Tuscaloosa Ophthalmology in August of 2014 and lives with his family in Birmingham.

tuscaloosa ophthalmologist
Carrie E. Smith, O.D.

Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama in 2009. She graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Optometry in 2014 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. After graduating from optometry school, Dr. Smith completed a residency in Geriatric Optometry and Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

While at UAB, Dr. Smith served as the president of the American Optometric Student Association and the Student Government Association for the UAB School of Optometry. Dr. Smith was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society for her academic excellence and the Gold Key International Honor Society for her outstanding leadership and service. During her time in optometry school, she provided eye care services to rural communities in Alabama through her participation with the UAB Community Eye Care program.

Dr. Smith enjoys caring for patients of all ages, with a passion for geriatrics and the management of ocular diseases. Through her education and residency training, she has expertise in the areas of comprehensive optometry, cornea and contact lenses, glaucoma, pediatrics, and low vision rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Alabama Optometric Association, and the AOA’s Vision Rehabilitation Section.

Dr. Smith was raised in Andalusia, Alabama where she lived until she graduated from high school. She currently resides with her family in Birmingham.