Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Alabama Vision Source a proud provider of vision care products and services in Calhoun and surrounding counties.
Dr. David G. Chandler
Dr. Chandler has a faith-based, caring attitude toward his patients. He keeps on the cutting edge of eye care (through continuing education and up-to-date technology), and wants his patients to know that he understands the old adage, “People don’t care how much you know til they know how much you care”. It’s not just a saying, but a way, a philosophy so to speak, of providing eye care.
“We operate our practice with Biblical principles as our guiding philosophy” advises Dr. Chandler. “If you know those principles, then you know what to expect from us. We invite our patients to hold us accountable to the Word of God”.
Dr. Chandler loves Alabama football (but still loves his Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia and some of his LSU patients!). He is married for 30 years to Jacksonville native Bridget Reaves (an AU fan and much smarter than him), and has 3 daughters. Bridget manages his practice, and him, while also acting as mom and best friend to the rest of the clan. His oldest daughter, Chelsea (the second Dr. Chandler) joined him in practice in the summer of 2017 after graduating from UAB School of Optometry. Courtney (allegedly-reportedly his favorite) is working in fraud analysis at Regions bank, while her husband, Jake Wilson, is obtaining his Doctorate in chemistry at the University of Alabama. His youngest, Cristen, has gone black sheep on him and now attends Auburn, where she is majoring in international business and graduates in May 2020.
Dr. Chandler absolutely loves to take care of patients, and loves practicing eye care (he’ll get it right after practicing long enough). Dr. Chandler believes in loving the unlovable – but only through Jesus and the Holy Spirit can he do that. He will do anything he can to reveal the real Jesus of Scripture to anyone that will listen (no he’s not weird, just borderline). Dr. Chandler invites you to hold him accountable to God’s Word, both in business and personally. In this, he is serious.
Dr. Chelsea Chandler
Dr. Chelsea (as the staff calls her to distinguish from the older Dr. Chandler) is a native of Jacksonville and oldest daughter of Dr. David Chandler and Bridget Chandler. Dr. Chelsea is a graduate of the Jacksonville High School class of 2009, and has lived in Jacksonville her whole life (almost). After high school, she went to the University of Alabama, where she enjoyed playing in the Million Dollar Band, spending time with friends at her local church, and studying for her college degree in Spanish. After 4 years in Tuscaloosa, she graduated magna cum laude from UA with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, which included both International Honors and University Honors distinctions.
From Tuscaloosa, she then traveled north to Birmingham, where she began the most grueling 4 years of her academic life, otherwise known as the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Between studying, crying and eating, Dr. Chelsea managed to escape optometry school with good memories and friends for life, as well as distinct honors and membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa International honor society. She graduated from UAB in May 2017, and returned home to Jacksonville to follow in her father’s footsteps in becoming an optometrist in private practice.
When she is not with patients, Dr. Chelsea enjoys “hanging out” with her family and friends, including going to football games on fall weekends (Roll Tide!) and seeing her middle sister, Courtney, and brother-in-law, Jake, when she makes the trip to Tuscaloosa. She has even been known to sneak over to the dark side (a.k.a. Auburn) to see her younger sister, Cristen, and attend a couple Auburn football games. Dr. Chelsea is now seeing patients, both new and former, in Jacksonville, so set up an appointment with her today!
Jann has worked in practice management and insurance in our practice since 1998. Jann’s expertise lies in her work with companies to maximize insurance rembursement for our patients. She is married to David and has one brilliant grandson and four beautiful grandaughters. “Mimi” is a member of Post Oak Springs Baptist Church and loves the weekend river life and plans to retire in Wedowee – but only when Dr. Chandler agrees!
Ashley has been with our Optical team since 2014. She is our frame and lens specialist, and you will see Ashley after your visit with Dr. Chandler if you are in need of new glasses or sunglasses. Ashley is married to her husband of 8 years, Micheal, and they have two beautiful energetic little girls. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Ashley enjoys trail riding in their Razor and attending dirt track racing with her family.
Beth has been with Dr. Chandler for the past 6 years and works with Dr. Chandler as an optometric technician. She loves being able to help our patients enrich their lives with clearer vision so they are able to participate in whatever activities they choose. She has been married for 18 years to Chris and has two “fur-babies”, Maggie and Macho. When not at work, she enjoys quilting, sewing projects, and spending time with family. She is also an avid Disney lover and will be participating in the Disney half-marathon this coming November. She and Chris enjoy travel and have started a goal and adventure of visiting all 50 states!
Morgan is another one of our great opticians that helps sell glasses and contacts to anyone who needs them. She has been working in the field for over 9 years, and has worked with our office since March 2017. In her spare time, she is hard at work studying towards a degree in Business Management. On her off days, you can find her relaxing with family and friends, as well as participating in her local church, Sharon Hill Congregational Holiness Church.
Sherry joined our team in April 2015. She is the current office manager in our Anniston office, where she is in charge of multiple aspects of office work flow, billing, and insurance. Sherry graduated from Munford High School and attended UAB. Sherry has 2 children and 4 wonderful grandsons. She loves watching all of her boys participate in sports. She also enjoys being on the lake and traveling to the mountains – as well as reading and doing crafts.
Sheika joined our Alabama Vision Source team in March 2017 as one of our optometric technicians. When she is not at work with her “work wives”, Sheika goes home to a loving husband of 8 years, Leon, and her fur baby, Gucci. Sheika graduated from Stratford University with her Bachelors in Administration in 2012. Along with this, she is a jack of all trades, with licensing in cosmetology and real estate. She enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling (and, in her own words, is a certified army brat).
Jordan is in charge of helping Dr. Chandler with multiple tasks, including being a patient liaison-which involves communication between Dr. Chandler, his patients, and other doctors- and other tasks in which Dr. Chandler needs assistance. When she’s not hard at work, Jordan spends time with her 1-year-old little boy Connor. When she’s not looking after her baby, she enjoys watching the Auburn Tigers (BOO!), going to church at Life Worship Center, and crafting special trinkets for her loved ones.
Kelly is our front desk receptionist, and she is the first smiling face you see when entering Dr. Chandler’s office. She is in charge of checking patients in and handling office and insurance paperwork. When not busy at the office, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, Jamie, and her two daughters, Jessica and Emily. Their hobbies include racing on the weekends and enjoying each other’s company while having a nice, lazy day at home.