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 grew up in the Sand Mountain area, and has been in practice since 1983, after obtaining his doctorate at UAB School of Optometry. He maintains “cutting edge” optometric care through continuing education and use of the most current technologically advanced equipment. Dr. Chandler understands the old adage, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”. It’s not just a saying, but his basic philosophy of providing 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!) and believes golf is God’s second greatest gift to man. He married Jacksonville native Bridget Reaves (despite her being an Auburn fan), in 1988 and has 3 daughters. Bridget manages his practice while also acting as mom and best friend, to the rest of the Chandler 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. His second born, Courtney Wilson, is married to Jake Wilson of Jacksonville, and they reside in Tuscaloosa. Courtney works with the Tuscaloosa Police Department as a crime intelligence analyst (her specialty is in human trafficking). His youngest daughter, Cristen, graduated from Auburn University and is now in her second year of law school at Florida State University. Cristen is engaged to David Mejia and will be married in May of 2023. She currently works with Florida governor Ron Desantis.
Dr. Chandler concentrates on the medical side of eye care, providing diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. He works with difficult to manage dry eye patients, and also specializes in eye muscle control problems that affect reading and sports performance. One of his favorite aspects of care is restoring sight to patients who are often legally blind through the use of a specialty contact lens called a scleral lens. Dr. Chandler provides after hours emergency eye care services for anyone by accessing his emergency numbers found on this website
Dr. Chelsea Chandler
Dr. Chelsea is a native of Jacksonville and oldest daughter of Dr. David and Bridget Chandler. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 2013, graduating Magna Cum Laude with both International Honors and University Honors distinctions. From there, she then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She graduated UABSO in May of 2017, also earning distinction with the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society. Once she passed her national and state boards, she started practicing with her dad in August 2017, and has loved it ever since.
When she is not with patients, Dr. Chelsea enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Austin, as well as “hanging out” with her family and friends, including going to football games on Fall weekends (Roll Tide!), going to the gym, playing golf, and just having fun.
Dr. Chelsea, like her father, enjoys medical optometry and managing eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes; however, she also has a heart for pediatric eye care. She is proficient in myopia management, which few eye care specialists provide in the Calhoun county area. Myopia (nearsightedness) can now be controlled through effective treatments in children ages 4-18, and can prevent eye diseases as children get older. She also manages advanced dry eye patients with the most modern treatment options, and specializes in difficult to fit contact lens patients. Dr. Chelsea is also available for emergency eye care by calling her after-hours number found here on the website.
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 10 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 7 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 and Chris enjoy travel and have started a goal and adventure of visiting all 50 states!
Morgan is our scribe and ophthalmic technician. 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 participating in her local church, Sharon Hill Congregational Holiness Church, going to gospel concerts, and spending time with her boyfriend and her kitten, named Simba.
Jeremy is one of our newest staff members (joining us in August 2019), but has quickly become one of our most valuable employees. He is an optometric specialist who is proficient in all things optometry, including ophthalmic technology, glasses and contact lens services, and even insurance billing. In his off time, he enjoys playing golf (sometimes with “the DGC”, Dr. Chandler), watching Auburn sports, and is a self-proclaimed movie buff.
Tasha joined our practice as an ophthalmic technician in July of 2018 and has been a huge asset to the daily hustle and bustle that comes with taking care of patients. In her off-time she enjoys watching LSU football (BOO!) with her family and spending quality time with her 2 children and fiance.
Kelly is our back office receptionist, and she is in charge of checking patients out and working with insurance. When not busy at the office, Kelly enjoys camping and spending with her husband, Jamie, and her two daughters, Jessica and Emily. She also enjoys time with her 4 wonderful grandchildren, who lovingly refer to her as “Lollie”.