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Morris Avenue Eyecare is an optometric practice that places an exceptional priority on the health and safety of your vision. Our mission is to provide each patient with very thorough, comprehensive eye care and unique, quality eye wear. We take pride in the fact that our patients tell us they feel loved and well taken care of like they are members of the Morris Avenue Eyecare family. You are invited to join our family, and we are currently accepting new patients.

Meet Dr. Wells

Dr. Valencia Wells is a native of Gallion, Alabama located in rural Marengo County. She attended Amelia Love Johnson High School and received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from The University of Alabama. Dr. Valencia Wells is a 2009 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She has extensive experience with ocular diseases and conditions (including red eyes, pink eyes, dry eyes, itchy eyes, watery eyes, etc.), pre-operative and post-operative cataract surgery care, diabetic and hypertensive eye care, and glaucoma treatment as well as contact lens examinations and pediatric vision care. Her professional affiliations include the American Optometric Association, National Optometric Association, and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. Dr. Wells is also a member of the UAB National Alumni Association Junior Board, and she is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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Meet the Staff

Mia Parnell

Office Manager

Mia has been with Morris Avenue Eyecare since 1999. She has extensive experience in practice management, insurance benefits and vendor contracting. Do you need to offer your employees safety glasses? Call us and make an appointment, we can take care of that for you!

Lee Anne Jones

Optician / Optical Manager

Lee Anne is an optician with over 30 years experience in creating, dispensing, and maintaining your eyewear. She can precisely assess your visual needs and match you with the perfect eyewear and lens design.  Having computer issues? Come in and let her explain the advantages of having a dedicated work pair of eyewear.

Abby Stutts

Ophthalmic Tech / Office Assistant

Abby has been with Morris Avenue Eyecare since 2012. Her expertise includes testing patients, verifying insurance and creating appointments. Abby’s nursing school training makes her an ideal technician and she is conscientious and caring in her duties.

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History of the Practice

Morris Avenue is the famed “cobblestone road” in downtown Birmingham. It is a popular location for artists, families, unique dining, and businesses. Dr. Donna F. Matthews opened Morris Avenue Eyecare almost three decades ago. The practice serviced the general public with a primary focus on providing eyecare services to unions, including UFCW, CWA, and Plumbers and Steamfitters unions. Dr. Wells joined the practice in 2009 as an associate optometrist. After Dr. Matthews retired, Dr. Wells purchased the practice on December 20, 2013.