Home » Our Eye Doctors

Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals at Family Eye Center specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Request an Eye Exam


Meet our Luverne & Troy Eye Doctors:


Dr. Allen Dunn


Dr. Allen Dunn is a native of Troy graduating from Charles Henderson High in 1976. He attended the University of Alabama Birmingham on an academic scholarship graduating in 3 years with honors. He then entered the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama Birmingham graduating with honors in 1983. His professional affiliations and memberships are numerous and include the American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association, Southern Council of Optometrists, and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Dunn currently serves as president-elect of the Alabama Optometric Association.

Dr. Dunn is happily married to his wife Gayle, an optometric technician, and together they founded Family Eye Center of Troy in 1984. They have overseen the growth of the practice from a small, single doctor office to one of the largest and most advanced private optometric practices in the state by providing the absolute best eye care and eyewear available. The Dunn’s have 3 children, Morgan, Betsey, and Kiley and recently celebrated the arrival of their first grandson, Gabriel. They are members of First Baptist Church of Troy where Dr. Dunn serves as a deacon.

Dr. Dunn’s professional interests include advanced contact lens designs, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and dry eye. He is a licensed pilot and his personal interests include flying, sports, hunting and spending time with his family.



Dr. David Hamlin

Dr. David Hamlin joined Family Eye Center in 1998 after graduating with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Prior to that, he attended Troy State University where he received his BS in biology in 1993. He is a Methodist preacher’s son and is a native of Roberta, GA.

As a professional, his activities and affiliations are numerous. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association, Southern Council of Optometrists, and the Southeast Alabama Optometric Zone. In the past, he has served on the Alabama Board of Optometry during the years 2003-2006. His professional interests include dry eye treatment, sports vision, and pediatric vision care.

Locally, Dr. Hamlin is a member of First Baptist Church of Troy. When not at the office, his interests include sports, hunting, fishing, singing, and spending time with his family. He has three children and lives in Troy with his wife Tonya.




Dr. Mary Kate Moring

Dr. Mary Kate Moring joined Family Eye Center in 2013. She holds a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Prior to her education there, she attended Auburn University where she received her BS in Biomedical Science. She is a native of Dothan, AL.

Professionally, Dr. Moring was inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Alabama Optometric Association. Committed to social advancement, you will find her involved in multiple community service projects and groups including the Pike County Young Professionals, Leadership Pike and Troy Junior Women’s League.

Dr. Moring lives in Troy with her husband Jason Moring. They attend Troy Church. She spends her free time enjoying Lake Eufaula, working on do-it-yourself projects, and being with her family.