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VisionAmerica – Florence, AL

153 Ana Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 246-0274
Fax: (256) 246-0291

Lauren Stirling, O.D.



Lauren Stirling, O.D.
Center Director of Florence

Dr. Lauren Stirling specializes in the management of a variety of pre-and post-operative surgical procedures, including cataract surgery and refractive procedures. Her clinical experience also encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Stirling earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the President’s Medal of Academic Excellence. In preparation for a dual career path in optometry and practice management, Dr. Stirling completed an additional year of business coursework with a focus in practice management and marketing. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, graduating with academic honors and received the Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Stirling was inducted in Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, was an active member of the American Optometric Student Organization, and participated in Remote Area Medicine trips to donate eye care services.

Upon graduation, Dr. Stirling completed a Primary Care residency with an emphasis in Ocular Disease at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she trained in hospital-based optometry and co-management of complex eye diseases. She is a member of the Alabama Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and the American Optometric Association.

Although she now embraces Alabama as her home, Dr. Stirling is a native of Louisiana and her interests include cheering on both the LSU and New Orleans Saints football teams as well as spending time with family and friends. She is also a fitness enthusiast and enjoys traveling, especially to the Rocky Mountains.

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