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Doctor and Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make our office a leading provider of vision care products and services in Birmingham.


Dr. Michael D. Blackburn

Dr. Blackburn is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in 1984 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the UAB School of Optometry in 1988. He has over 28 years of experience caring for patients while practicing in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. He returned to Birmingham in 1995 and opened his private optometry practice in February, 2001. He enjoys caring for patients of all ages, infants to seniors.

Dr. Blackburn and his wife Cindy have two daughters and one son.


Debbie – Office Manager

Debbie joined the staff in January, 2007 with a BA in business and experience in office management in healthcare and Christian ministry fields.

She is thankful for her husband, Tony, their two sons and daughters-in-law, and five very precious grandchildren!


Danielle – Optician

Danielle joined our team Oct 30th, 2017 with over 28 years’ experience in the optometric industry. She finds it a blessing to work in this community.

Danielle and her husband Scott have 5 incredible kids and one grandson between them.


Courtney – Optometric Technician

Courtney joined the Vision Source team with 3 years optical experience. She enjoys working with and building relationships with patients of all ages.

When Courtney is at home, she spends most of her time with her family and her cat, Marley. Many days you will find Courtney sporting cat socks. (When you come in for your appointment, be sure to mention her socks!)


Dani – Optometric Technician

Dani joined our team in September 2019. She has been married to her husband Michael for 10 years and they have one sweet daughter together.

Dani is thrilled to be part of the Vision Source team. Patient interaction and contact lens training are her favorite parts of the day. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her pet Polish chickens and eating McDonalds chicken nuggets.