Important Considerations for Choosing the Right Optometrist
To make sure that you receive the best vision care possible, you need a caring and highly qualified eye doctor who will examine your eyes and manage any condition that you have. This is the only way to maximize your healthy vision for as many years as possible. Remember, a first-rate eye doctor does much more than prescribe and sell eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Total Eye Care Services
At Family Eye & Laser, we have a team of eye doctors who will satisfy all of your eye health and vision needs. From basic care, such as issuing precise vision prescriptions, to advanced management of ocular disease, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, we provide all eye care services to optimize your vision. Our office is furnished with the latest diagnostics and cutting-edge technology, so we can offer accurate diagnoses and the best treatments.
Specialized Training & Professional Experience
Each of our eye doctors brings high credentials and a range of specialties. No matter what ocular condition you have, we have an expert eye care specialist who can help you. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced, so you benefit from optimal care for your optical and medical needs.
Dependable & Here to Help
Availability and accessibility are essential to first-rate eye care. When you have a vision problem, you need to be able to reach your optometrist easily, no matter what you need. Whether you require a routine eye exam, new eyeglasses or contact lenses, or emergency treatment after hours, you can reach us and count on us to be there for you.
Don’t take our word for it, visit Family Eye Care to meet our eye doctors and see for yourself!
Meet our Luverne, Enterprise, Ozark & Troy Eye Doctors:
Dr. David Hamlin joined Family Eye & Laser 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. Dr. Hamlin was voted Best Optometrist in the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards.
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 joined Family Eye & Laser 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 Enterprise State Community College and Auburn University where she received her BS in Biomedical Science.
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. Dr. Moring’s professional interests include advanced contact lens designs, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and dry eye. Committed to community involvement, you will find her involved in multiple community service projects and groups. She was recently named as one of the “Top 20 under 40” honorees.
Dr. Moring is a native of the Wiregrass. She and her husband Jason Moring have recently had their first child, David. They serve in the Kids Ministry at their local church. She spends her free time enjoying the lake, working on do-it-yourself projects, and being with her family.
Dr. Samara Perryman completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences at Auburn University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry where she won the 2017 Alabama Optometric Association Leadership Award and the 2017 Good-Lite Award of Excellence in Pediatric Optometry. She is also a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society.
While at UAB School of Optometry, she took a special interest in treatment and management of ocular disease including dry eyes, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, as well as pediatric optometry. Dr. Perryman is a member of the Alabama Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Perryman is from Trussville, AL, where she grew up in a close-knit family of four. When not in the office, Dr. Perryman enjoys going to church, spending time with family and friends, hunting, being outdoors, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Calvin, and their yellow Labrador Retriever, Cooper.
To learn more about Dr. Perryman and her passion for optometry and her patients, read: A Conversation with Dr. Perryman.
Dr. Tammy Wallace is a Pensacola native who grew up in Southwest Mississippi. She holds a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL as well as a Bachelor of Vision Science. She did an externship at the Miami VA and was chosen to be part of Nova’s first externship specific to glaucoma care and management.
Dr. Wallace joined Crosby Vision Center alongside Dr. Bob Crosby in 2009. In 2013, she opened her own practice in Ozark and recently merged with Family Eye & Laser in order to offer expanded service and expertise to her patients. Dr. Wallace was the first physician in Dale county to provide in-office OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and ERG (Electroretinography) for earlier diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and enjoys providing her patients with a full range of eye care services including caring for challenging conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. She has always taken the time to get to know her patients, to explain their eye conditions and answer their questions. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Alabama Optometric Association and is active in the local community.
Dr. Wallace and her husband live in Ariton with their two children, Mark and Joanna and are active members of Ariton Baptist Church. When not seeing patients, she enjoys spending time outdoors on her small farm, hunting, fishing and participating in half marathons.
We are pleased to add the expert surgical services of Dr. William Gannon for cataracts, glaucoma, and general ophthalmology. Dr. Gannon will utilize our new laser technology to conveniently perform a wide range of diagnostic, perioperative, and post-operative care in our Troy office.
Dr. William Gannon, a native of Dothan and a second generation Dothan physician, received his BS in Health Care Management Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He then received his Doctor of Medicine with research honors from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile. Dr. Gannon performed his internship at Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham and his ophthalmology residency program at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Dr. Gannon performs all aspects of general ophthalmology with special emphasis in cataract surgery and external diseases of the eye.
We are pleased to add the expert surgical services of Dr. Warren Thompson for patients with retinal disease. Dr. Thompson will utilize our new laser technology to conveniently perform a wide range of diagnostic, perioperative, and post-operative care in our Troy office.
Dr. Warren Thompson is a board certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in vitreoretinal surgery. He is a Dothan native who graduated from Northview High School, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the prestigious Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was selected by the faculty to be the chief resident. His fellowship training was performed at the Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham. Returning home to Dothan in 2005, Dr. Thompson began a practice dedicated to the treatment of retinal disorders including diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, ocular trauma, and retinal tears and detachment.
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 & Laser 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.