Benjamin W. Kachelman, O.D. Dr. Kachelman joined Dr. Basden and Florence Eye Center on June 19, 2006. He is a native of Hazel Green, Alabama where he attended Hazel Green High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee and his doctorate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO), where he was president of his class.
Dr. Kachelman and his wife, Hope, have three sons, Braden, Brooks, Bryce. Dr. Kachelman enjoys spending time with family, running half-marathons, basketball (especially Kentucky basketball), playing softball, and reading.
Dr. Kachelman provides comprehensive eye care to his patients, including contact lenses fitting, disease treatment, and pre- and post-operative care. He is also a member of the Council of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), and participated in two internship rotations at UAB in vision therapy. Dr. Kachelman enjoys working with pediatric and vision therapy patients.
Dr. Kachelman also speaks Spanish fluently and enjoys offering his services to Spanish speaking patients. He has had many opportunities to utilize his second language by working with medical mission trips to Costa Rica and Panama.