Florence Eye Center

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 Florence Eye Center celebrates 20 years in Business

 Florence Eye Center, the largest optometric practice in the Shoals area celebrated its 20 year anniversary in November 2011.  When founded in 1991, Florence Eye Center was one optometrist with a mission to provide excellence in eyecare for the residents of the Shoals area.  Today, Florence Eye Center is a 4 doctor, 3 location practice known throughout the Southeast as a leader and innovator in optometric practice.  We thank you, our patients, for entrusting us with your eyecare and eyewear needs for the past 20 years.  Our mission is still the same: provide the best possible eyecare available to our patients as well as the best eyewear products on the market.  Our belief is that providing the absolute best eyewear products available results in better vision for our patients.  We provide products that simply are not offered at every eyecare office.  We utilize eyeglass lenses made from materials that improve the optics of the lenses.  We recommend Phoenix or Trivex with EX3 anti-glare treatment to provide the clearest, distortion-free lenses available. Come in and let us show you how you CAN see better today!


Florence Eye Center was established by Dr. Barry Basden in 1991.  Over the years Dr. Basden's mission has been the same...provide eyecare at the highest levels available and good quality eye wear.  Dr. Basden has continued his strict standards for many years now and his love for Eye Care and his patients have helped him grow Florence Eye Center into what it is today.  Dr. Basden opened Tuscumbia Eye Center in 2003 and the office continues to thrive.  Dr. Basden is originally from Tuscumbia and wanted an office there to serve his friends and family in Colbert County.  Tuscumbia Eye Center is operated with the same commitment to excellence as the Florence Office.  Dr. Kachelman joined our team in 2006 after graduating from UAB School of Optometry bringing with him a passion for patient care as well as the ability to provide care to Spanish speaking patients. 
November 2009 brought the merger of Florence Eye center with Shoals Eye Clinic and Dr. Chad Brewer.  The combined practice relocated to our current location at 711 Cox Creek Parkway on December 1, 2009.  Dr. Kathryn Thigpen joined our practice in March 2011.  Dr. Thigpen has provided eyecare services for thousands of patients in an opthalmology/ optometry practice located here in the Shoals (Valley Eye).  

 Our goal is to continue to provide excellence in eyecare to the patients of the Shoals area through technology and personal attention.  Come in and experience Eyecare at the NEXT level!

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