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Welcome to Day Eye Care
Your Optometrist in Gardendale, AL

Call us at (205) 631-5681 today.



Welcome to Day Eye Care. At our state-of-the-art optometry practice, our mission is to preserve, restore and enhance the vision of every member of your family. Since 1920, we have been committed to providing compassionate and personalized eye care to patients of Gardendale and Jefferson county.

Our #1 priority is to provide our patients with the best possible eye care and vision correction. Our expert staff will take the time to discuss different types of eyeglass lenses, contact selections and frame styles to improve your vision. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have and supply you with the most up-to-date information in order to keep your eyes healthy.

  • Some of the services that we provide include:
  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • Contact Lens Examinations and Fittings
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma
  • Management of Eye Diseases such as Cataracts and Diabetes
  • Treatment of Red Eye, Dry Eye and Infections
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Large Selection of Frames for every style and budget

As dedicated eye care professionals, we recognize the trust our patients place in us and it is our mission to meet and exceed those expectations. We invite you to come to our practice and receive the quality attention that you deserve.

Dr. Howard Day
Gardendale Optometrist | Day Eye Care | (205) 631-5681
137 W Shugart Ridge Road
Gardendale, AL 35071 2671

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Howard R.
    Day, O.D.

    Birmingham-Southern College B.S. 1983 Phi Beta Kappa Summa Cum Laude

    UAB/ The Medical Center School of Optometry - Doctor of Optometry Degree O.D. 1987 Cum Laude

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  • Sharon S. Day, O.D.

    The College of William and Mary, WIlliamsburg, VA B.S. in 1982

    UAB/ The Medical Center School of Optometry - Doctor of Optometry Degree O.D. 1987 Cum Laude

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  • Kennedy R. Walker, O.D.

    Auburn University BS 2003, Magna Cum Laude

    UAB/The Medical Center School of Optometry - Doctor of Optometry Degree O.D. 2008

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  • Peyton Yarbrough, O.D.

    The University of Alabama, B.S. 2009 Cum Laude

    UAB/ The Medical Center School of Optometry - Doctor of Optometry Degree O.D. 2014

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Featured Articles

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    The only way to correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully ...

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  • Cataract Surgery

    With cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes the cataract-diseased lens of your eye. The ophthalmologist then replaces your natural lens with an artificial one. The Procedure This outpatient procedure is generally safe and takes less than an hour. Your ophthalmologist will dilate your pupil ...

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  • Peripheral Vision Loss

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  • Presbyopia

    As we age, our eyes—like the rest of our bodies—begin to lose flexibility and strength. When this happens to the lens of the eye and its surrounding muscles, your lens will become stiff. This makes it harder to see close objects clearly because the eyes can't focus properly. It's a natural part of ...

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  • Patches

    Eye patches are used to strengthen muscle control in weak eyes. By placing a patch over the strong eye, the weaker eye is forced to do the heavy lifting. While it may be uncomfortable for the patient at first, the muscle controlling the weaker eye will become tougher and more resilient. This will allow ...

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  • How to Transition Into Different Lighted Situations

    Does it take a little while for your eyes to adjust to the dark? Try a few of these tips. ...

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    This office is the best I've been to, and I've dealt with five others. I would definitely recommend this office.

    Katie W.

    The practice has an amazing staff who are compassionate, understanding and kind. You should definitely go here.

    Morgan K.

    Great experience with this office. The whole staff understands and was very accommodating. Every staff member is diligent and makes sure to take their time with you.

    Andrew S.