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Dr. Chris D. Teichmiller established his full scope, primary optometric practice in Decatur over 15 years ago out of a desire to provide the highest quality and most innovative vision solutions available to his patients.

This is accomplished by offering comprehensive lifestyle, health, and vision solutions to enhance the quality of life of Dr. Teichmiller's patients. As the most important asset of his practice, patients are made to feel comfortable when they come to his office for treatment. Through a lifestyle history, patient's needs are identified and matched with the best possible solutions. With a sincere spirit of cooperation and teamwork, his staff of six employees are accommodating and attentive to all who are looking for solutions to their vision problems.

As a full scope, primary optometric practice, they provide co-management services for cataract, glaucoma, retinal, dry eye, and refractive surgery. A large selection of designer frames are available for those who opt for glasses. Contact lens services, including specialty and bifocal contact lenses, are fitted to meet every client's specific needs. Dr. Teichmiller's staff also offers customized nutritional and weight loss supplements to facilitate a healthier lifestyle.

A very special service provided by Dr. Teichmiller is Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), which is different from any other conventional hard or soft contact lenses. With CRT, the lenses, which are similar to rigid gas permeable lenses and are FDA approved for nighttime wear, are designed to gently reshape the central part of the cornea while the patient sleeps. The lens is removed in the morning and the vision is corrected to 20/20 in most patients during waking hours. Patients with mild to moderate nearsightedness with minor astigmatism are excellent candidates for the use of CRT.

In 2004, Dr. Teichmiller was chosen by his peers to serve as President of the Alabama Optometric Association and he has participated in the Mission: Makeover project being conducted in Decatur.

Chris Teichmiller, OD, MPH
 

 
Dr. Kim Ocampo is Decatur’s newest female optometrist. She graduated with honors from the UAB School of Optometry and began working alongside Dr. Teichmiller in 2006. While Dr. Ocampo offers comprehensive eye care services to people of all ages, she has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Patients often remark on her warm, caring nature, and Dr. Ocampo prides herself on extending the same courtesy and depth of compassion to her patients as she does to her own family members. Together with her extensive training from one of the best optometry schools in the country and some of the most advanced technology available to eye care professionals, Dr. Ocampo seeks to provide the highest quality eye care services through customized exams that are uniquely tailored to each individual’s lifestyle and eye care needs.

One of the most specialized services that Dr. Ocampo offers the Decatur area is low vision evaluations to the visually impaired. She and her staff will develop a customized vision rehabilitation plan based on a person’s individual capabilities and needs. This plan may include special devices which may be prescribed to help assist with daily living activities and aid in maintaining lifestyle independence.

Kimberly Ocampo, OD

 

 
Dorothy Miller - Optical Technician
Beginning her optical career in 1985, Dorothy started working in the vision care industry and joined Dr. Teichmiller’s team in 1990 when he purchased the practice.

Dorothy has become an exceptional optical technician by attending continuing education classes and working very closely with frame representatives and the optical labs. Frame selection is a vital aspect of her position. Frame styles have changed dramatically over the years and Dorothy stays up to date on the latest in frame style and technology.

Dorothy Miller

 
Marquitta Breeding - Medical Assistant

Marquitta, a Certified Medical Assistant since June of 2000, graduated from Wallace State College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. She joined the practice in 1999 and has become a vital member of the optometric team working alongside Dr. Teichmiller.

An active member in the American Association of Medical Assistants since 1999, Marquitta has acquired many hours of continuing education. She has superior technical contact lens background coupled with a genuine desire to fulfill customer needs, which makes her a valuable asset to our team. An additional trait is Marquitta’s ability to assist and give comfort to first time contact lens users.

Marquitta Breeding
 
Meleia Heflin - Certified Para Optometric Assistant

Meleia is a graduate of Lawrence County High School and attended Calhoun Community College. Working in the optometric industry for the past 11 years, she became a member of Dr. Teichmiller’s staff in December 2000. Focusing on the importance of continuing education, Meleia completed the Para Optometric Assistants Course offered by the American Optometric Association.

Meleia enjoys working with the patients and their new challenges. With a caring personality and excellent qualifications, Meleia projects the positive professional image that typifies her sincere dedication.

Meleia Heflin
 
Mary Allen - Front Office Coordinator

Mary joined Dr. Teichmiller’s team in January 2001. Having received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of North Alabama and with previous management experience, Mary applies her business and personal skills in a way that reflects her versatility. She is frequently the first contact with patients and assumes the role of initial information to prospective patients.

Patient knowledge and comfort are a priority. Follow-up and customer satisfaction are Mary’s personal objectives.

Mary Allen
 
Cheryl Johnson - Patient Accounts & Insurance Manager

Cheryl attended school in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Hartselle, Alabama. and joined our staff in October 2001. She has become a very valuable member of the team whose job spans a wide spectrum of responsibilities. Cheryl is cross-trained in the front office duties, accounts and insurance, as well as the technical aspects to assist where needed.

She enjoys working with people of all ages and the change of pace from direct contact with patients to managing the accounts keeps her job rewarding. Her greatest assets are her versatility and people focused personality within our office.

Cheryl Johnson
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