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Dr. Price Kloess, MD

Medical Director, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Price Kloess is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in blade-free all laser Custom LASIK laser vision correction, "no stitch" cataract laser and surgery, refractive lens exchange with bifocal implants, phakic IOL surgery, and corneal transplantation surgery. He served as Cornea Chairman and Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for refractive surgery for several years before returning home to Birmingham in 1994 as the founder and Medical Director of the Alabama Vision & Hearing Center. He is a Principal Investigator for the Alcon FDA Phakic IOL Study and a clinical consultant for several pharmaceutical and surgical companies.  Dr. Kloess is a clinical assistant for the Eye Hospital in Birmingham.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and served as President of the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Dr. Andrew Velazquez, MD

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Andrew Velazquez is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in blade-free all laser Custom LASIK laser vision correction, "no stitch" cataract laser and surgery, refractive lens exchange with bifocal implants, phakic IOL surgery and advanced corneal transplantation surgery. He was born in Orange, CA and raised in Atlanta. He completed an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida and a Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at Duke University. Most recently he served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea and External Disease and Director of Refractive Surgery at The Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Clinical Assistant at the Eye Hospital.

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Dr. Andrew Bartlett, MD

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Bartlett is a native of Birmingham.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, attended University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, completed an ophthalmology residency at Texas Tech University and a Cornea and External Disease fellowship at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, GA.  He specializes in cataract, cornea (DSAEK and corneal transplantation), glaucoma and LASIK refractive surgery.

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Dr. Holly Young, OD

Optometrist

Dr. Holly Young is an Optometrist with the Alabama Vision & Hearing Center. She received her undergraduate B.A. degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi and her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama School of Optometry in Birmingham, Alabama.  She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the American Optometric Association. After an externship with our practice, she joined our staff in June 2010.

Dr. Young specializes in Primary Eye Care including comprehensive adult and pediatric eye examinations for the detection of medical eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes.  She fits all types of eyeglasses and  contact lens and provides preoperative and postoperative care for cataract surgery and LASIK.

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Dr. Brittany Mitchell, OD

Optometrist

Dr. Brittany Mitchell is an Optometrist at the Alabama Vision & Hearing Center.  She went to the University of Kentucky and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2008.  She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. 

Dr. Mitchell specializes in Contact Lenses with an emphasis on specialty or “difficult to fit” contacts for Keratoconus, post corneal transplant, and other corneal degeneration or dystrophies.  She provides comprehensive adult and pediatric eye examinations for the detection of medical diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes.  She also provides preoperative and postoperative care for cataract and LASIK.

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Office Locations

  • Birmingham
  • 3928 Montclair Road
  • Suite 100
  • Birmingham , AL
  • 35213
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  • Call: 888-841-EYES
  • Hoover
  • 7191 Cahaba Valley Road
  • Suite 203
  • Hoover, AL
  • 35242
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  • Call: (205) 991-2021
  • Alabaster
  • 613 1st Street North
  • Alabaster, AL
  • 35007
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  • Call: (205) 620-2292