We have been Alabama's leader in eye care for more than 25 years. It is our focus on science, style and service that has helped us grow to 15 eye center locations.

Jazz Up Your Wardrobe with SALT. Optics

You don’t have to wait until your lenses are scratched, your frames are broken, or your prescription is out of date to get a new pair of shades or ophthalmic glasses. Your glasses are an extension of your personality, so they should reflect your unique style.

The geniuses at SALT. Optics know how to make frames that suit every individual. Check out this video, which showcases a wide variety of SALT. Optics sunglass and ophthalmic styles on people with different face shapes, hairstyles, clothing styles, and complexions.

If you are looking for a new pair of glasses to better suit you, come to one of Schaeffer Eye Center’s 15 Alabama locations today. We have been an eye care leader for over 25 years, and we will help you get the best glasses to address your specific vision care needs and match your personal style. Call (205) 979-2020 to learn more.

Dr. Mark Schaeffer- Good Day Alabama

Dr. Mark Schaeffer

Dr. Mark Schaeffer and Dr. Larry Lemak were on Fox 6 this morning with Jeh Jeh Pruitt discussing the King-Devick concussion screening test and SportsVision.

Watch the video of the segment!

Dr. Mark Schaeffer Featured on NBC13

Dr. Mark Schaeffer

Watch this video of our own, Dr. Mark Schaeffer!

A Look at Common Vision Problems

Eye Exam

Vision problems range widely in type and severity. The best way to optimize your eye care is to visit your optometrist regularly and to learn about some of the most common vision problems and how to fix them:


If someone is nearsighted, they can see objects clearly when they are close to the eye but they have difficulty seeing objects that are far away. Nearsightedness is considered a refractive error because it occurs when the shape of the eye affects the way light hits the retina. Glasses or corrective lenses can usually fix the issue.


Another refractive error, farsightedness causes difficulty when a person tries to look at an object that is close by. A severe case of farsightedness can give someone blurry vision when they look at objects that are both near and far. If you are farsighted, your optometrist will most likely write you a prescription for corrective lenses.


Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, happens when there is an infection in the eye area, which causes a red or pink color. Viruses, bacteria, allergies, and certain kinds of chemicals can cause pink eye. If you notice strange coloring in your eyes, you should make an appointment with your optometrist before you spread the infection to someone else.


Cataracts cause a cloudy film over the lens, which leads to blurry vision. Cataracts usually develop in older people, but a young person might develop them in very rare cases. If you have them, you should talk to your eye doctor about cataract surgery options that can help improve your vision.

At Schaeffer Eye Center, we do everything we can to improve your eye health so you can always see clearly. Our eye care services are some of the best in the Birmingham area because we give each patient personalized care. Whether you have a common eye issue or want to talk about getting contact lenses, we can help. Call (205) 979-2020 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Mark Schaeffer Chosen for the 'A' Team!

SportsVision Meeting

For Professionals Requiring 'High Performance Vision,'Don Teig, OD, FAAO, Forms the 'A' Team

By Staff

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:24 AMHOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Donald S. Teig, OD, FAAO, has formed The “A” Team – High Performance Vision Associates to offer specialized services for athletes, law enforcement professionals, aviation personnel and people with hobbies and careers that require visual skills that go above and beyond the norm. The nationwide group of eyecare professionals is composed of over 30 practices that have completed Teig’s 16-hour consulting program in “High Performance Vision.” Teig, the organization’s executive director, told VMail that The “A” Team will hold its first official, in-person meeting and “brainstorming” session here on Saturday, May 31, 2014. 

Among its many projects, The “A” Team has been chosen to evaluate the visual-motor skills of the women golfers on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour this summer as well as the National Hockey League Officials in September. The group has also been recruited by several technology companies to evaluate prototypes of new training equipment being developed in the field. These include SMI eye-tracking technology and the Ultimeyes technology for improving vision by optimizing visual processing through contrast sensitivity. 

Teig founded Ridgefield Family Eye Care in Ridgefield, Conn., in 1973, a position from which he retired last year after 40 years in practice. As director of the Institute for Sports Vision and founder of the Sports Performance Centers of America, he pioneered work in sports vision and visual-motor performance training with Major League Baseball. He’s worked with 11 major league baseball teams, the men’s and women’s pro golf and tennis tours, several NBA teams, many Olympic teams, teams in professional football and hockey, as well as the Joffrey Ballet. 

He is past chairman of the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association and has been the author of numerous articles on the relationship of sports to vision. Teig has appeared on several network television and radio programs discussing sports performance, including featured segments of the Sunday Today Show, ESPN Sportscenter, Sportschannel, and HBO. He also hosted and contributed to sport segments on New York’s all-sports radio station, WFAN, which has earned him the nickname of “Doctor Jock.” 

“The eyecare world has become so constricted by sources that are constantly eroding the opportunity for somebody to stay in practice that it’s almost critical to create some kind of specialty niche in your practice,” Teig told VMail. “For those who like sports or working with people in careers that require high performance vision, I’m creating a network of doctors who find that niche appealing.” 

Founding members include Robert A. Davis, OD, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Aaron Wilmes, OD, Lawrence, Kan.; Mark Schaeffer, OD, Birmingham, Ala.; Charlene Henderson, OD, and Tracy MacIntyre, OD, Charlotte, N.C.; Robert A. Buonfiglio, OD, and Gary G. Kalloch, RDO, Saugus, Mass.; Carl Spear, OD, and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, Pensacola, Fla.; Scott Krauchunas, OD, Belmont, N.H.; Jeremy Ciano, OD, Carmel, Ind.; Fred Edmunds, OD, Victor, N.Y.; and Raj Macha, OD, and Tony Wagler, OD, Anderson, IN. 

“Dr. Teig is unquestionably the sports vision guru in our industry,” said Ciano. “His insights into real world practicing methods with professional, amateur and recreational athletes are second to none.” For further information, contact Teig at contact@ultimateeventsllc.com or (203) 312-3123.

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