VisionAmerica of Huntsville, AL
1150 Eagletree Lane
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 533-8801
Fax: (256) 533-8803
Toll Free: (877) 365-3092
Our Huntsville Eye Doctors
Irene H. Ludwig earned her M.D. degree from the Cornell University Medical College in 1979. She performed her internship in general surgery at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. She then served as a resident in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinical Foundation in Cleveland. Following two years of research at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, she then took a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
In 1986, she joined the staff of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, where she was appointed to the position of clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology, Albany Medical College of Union University. In 1992, she joined the faculty at LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, where she was an associate professor, performing research and teaching new surgical techniques.
Dr. Irene Ludwig is widely known for her innovative new technologies in adult and children’s eye surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Ophthalmological Society, the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the Costenbader Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Her accomplishments in the field of pediatric ophthalmology include lecturing at scientific meetings and publishing a number of ophthalmological papers.
In 2016, Dr. Ludwig was named the recipient of the David S. Friendly Honor Award by the Costenbader Society, Inc. Recipients are chosen based on their contributions to children, society, science, and ophthalmology.
Dr. Ludwig has other areas of research interest, including the connection between strabismus and sinus disease, improved surgical techniques of superior oblique palsy and a new repair of diplopia caused by facial trauma.
Dr Brian Mulrooney is a leading Huntsville eye doctor specializing in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Memphis in 1990 and went on to pursue his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1995.
Upon graduation, he completed a one year Transitional Internship at Methodist Hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Kansas City, Kansas to pursue a three year Ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas. Once he completed his residency, he moved back to Tennessee where he completed a one year Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Fellowship with Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Associates.
After Dr. Mulrooney completed his fellowship, he moved back to Kansas to serve as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and as the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Service. He served at the University of Kansas until 2004 when he joined VisionAmerica as the leading cataract surgeon at our Huntsville practice.
Dr. Mulrooney is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also authored ophthalmologic publications.
Dr. Mulrooney is married and has two young children.
Dr. Alan Peaslee specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and trauma. He has extensive experience with pre- and post-operative care for cataract and refractive surgery patients, as well as the medical management of glaucoma, diabetic monitoring, dry eye, corneal disease, and ocular surface disease. Other areas of expertise include pediatric eye care and low vision.
Following his graduation cum laude from Knox College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, Dr. Peaslee earned both his Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. The Master of Science degree afforded Dr. Peaslee additional research training in the field of Visual Science.
Dr. Peaslee is a member of the American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association, and the Armed Forces Optometric Society. His military background includes service in the U.S. Army, Active Duty, U.S. Army Reserve, Iowa Army National Guard, and Georgia Air National Guard. Dr. Peaslee has also been awarded several prestigious honors and accolades throughout his military, educational, and professional careers. Among those include UAB School of Optometry Clinical Excellence Award (1989), Air National Guard Biomedical Science Office of the Year (2005), and the Tifton Gazette Best Optometrist (2015, 2016). In his personal time, Dr. Peaslee has volunteered in multiple roles in youth organizations, is very active in his church, and in 2014, established a missionary eye clinic in San Pedro de Marcois, The Dominican Republic, where he continues to volunteer his time and expertise when possible.
Bachelor of Science in Optometry
Indiana School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN
Masters of Science Physiological Optics
School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN
Doctor of Optometry
Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN
The SEES Group, along with VisionAmerica is excited to welcome Dr. Tracy Swartz back to the family. Dr. Swartz previously served as Center Director for VisionAmerica of Huntsville and has continued to provide exceptional care to patients throughout the Huntsville and Madison area for the past 8 years.
A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Swartz attended Indiana University School of Optometry. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Swartz pursued a master’s degree in physiological optics. Dr. Swartz earned her Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry and Diplomate from the American Board of Optometry, concentrating on co-management and anterior segment disease. She has authored 7 textbooks, edited a Peer-Review column for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and serves on the editorial board for Optometry Times and Presbyopia Physician.
Dr. Swartz is the President of the Optometric Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Society, and a member of the Alabama Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Swartz is consulting for Ace Vision Group, currently serving as Director of Clinical Research and Education. She is also busy leading the Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive events. When not doing that, she is usually spending time with family at home, writing, or crafting.