VisionAmerica of Albertville, AL
312 Sand Mountain Drive East
Albertville, AL 36203
Phone: (256) 279-0817
Fax: (256) 279-0855
Our Albertville Eye Doctors:
Dr. Dale Brown is a fellowship-trained and board-certified ophthalmologist, sub-specializing in medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the retina and vitreous. Dr. Brown has a personal interest in many retinal and vitreous diseases, including research on treatment of retinal macroaneurysms, which he presented at the national Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting.
Dr. Brown completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham while on a football scholarship. He also completed a Masters degree at the University of Alabama before obtaining his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Brown’s internship was completed at Baptist Medical Center Trinity/Princeton in Birmingham, Alabama. After completing his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Maryland, Department of Ophthalmology in Baltimore, Maryland, he then completed two years of fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Disease at the Vitreoretinal Foundation in Memphis, TN, where he worked with an extensive optometric referral network encompassing the surrounding states. In addition, Dr. Brown worked closely with the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis during his fellowship training. Prior to returning to Birmingham, Dr. Brown was part of a retina practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dr. Brown is a member of the American Society of Retinal Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association of Alabama, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and other professional organizations. His connections to Alabama are strong, as he and his wife were both born and raised in areas right outside of Birmingham. They have three children – two boys and a girl. His hobbies include running, watching college football, and spending time with his family. He and his family are actively involved in their church.
Dr. Dale Brown is independently contracted exclusively with Eye Health Partners of Alabama, Inc.
Trenton Cleghern, O.D.
Dr. Trenton Cleghern specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex eye diseases, with special interests in anterior segment, uveitis, and neuro-ophthalmic conditions. He also is experienced in the pre- and post-operative management of a wide variety of surgical procedures.
Dr. Cleghern completed his undergraduate education at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. While at UAB, Dr. Cleghern served as an academic tutor and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. After optometry school, Dr. Cleghern completed a residency in ocular disease at VisionAmerica of Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Cleghern is a member of the American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association, and Birmingham Area Optometric Association. He presented a paper at the Academy of Optometry in 2015 and also gives continuing education lectures on various topics. He has been involved in several mission trips to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. He is married to Sarah Cleghern. In his spare time, Dr. Cleghern enjoys golf, basketball, tennis, and the outdoors.
2010-2014 M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine; Birmingham, Alabama
2006-2010 B.S., Chemistry, summa cum laude, The University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2015-2018 Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI
2016-2017 Member of the Housestaff Health and Welfare Committee
2014-2015 Transitional Year, Baptist Health Systems; Birmingham, AL
2017 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Decisional Capacity
2017 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Comparison of Applanation Tonometer Tips
2017 Grand Rounds – Medication-Induced Choroidal Effusions
2016 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Avoiding Preventable Errors in Outpatient
2016 Oculoplastics Subspecialty Conference – Malpositioned Orbital Floor Plates
2015-2017 Provided yearly teaching session and hands-on training on the eye exam to MCW
2015 Grand Rounds – Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
2015 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Inpatient Management of Frequent Eye Drops
2014 Poster Presentation – Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, Baptist Health Systems
2015-2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology
2015-2017 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
2010-2017 American Medical Association
Dr. Judge received his medical degree at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon obtaining his degree, he completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN. Dr. Judge then fulfilled a residency at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA and completed a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Judge has also held several teaching positions including that of Chief Resident at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Judge also served as a consultant for Anterior Segment Ophthalmology at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Ryadh, Saudi Arabia for two years. Additionally, he has authored several articles in medical journals as well as several professional presentations.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Judge is compassionate toward those in need. He is a current member of the Gadsden Lions Club. He has also devoted time overseas as a volunteer physician for Mercy Medical Ships International and Orbis International. Dr. Judge is also an Eye Care America Project Volunteer.
A devoted family man, Dr. Judge is happily married to Cynthia and they have two young children: Cory and Allison.
Dr. Judge provides LASIK surgery and cataract treatment for patients in Albertville, Gadsden, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. David Judge is independently contracted exclusively with Eye Health Partners of Alabama, Inc.
He is respected by his peers for his unique one handed bevel-down cataract surgery techniques and has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries in his medical career.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the American College of Eye Surgeons.
Dr. McCurdy graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina in 1973. While at UNC, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Upon graduation, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and graduated in 1977. He completed his residency in ophthalmology in 1981 at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Following his residency, he practiced at Carolina Eye Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. McCurdy has been treating cataract surgery patients in Albertville and throughout Alabama since 1993.
In his spare time, Dr. McCurdy loves to play golf.
Dr. Donald P. McCurdy is independently contracted exclusively with Eye Health Partners of Alabama, Inc.