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 (O.D.) degree from the UAB School of Optometry in 1988. He has over 33 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.
Danielle Smith – Office Manager & Optician
Danielle joined our team in October 2017 with over 30 years of experience in the optometric industry. Since starting at Vision Source, she has brought a positive and outgoing environment to the office. She loves speaking to patients every day and working in the Birmingham community.
Danielle and her husband have 5 incredible kids and one grandson between them. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying backyard pool days and cooking for her family and neighbors.
Sharon Barber – Optometric Technician
In April 2021, Sharon started at Vision Source and has since brought an unparalleled dedication to patient care. She has become an asset to the office with her positive attitude.
Sharon is a single mother who loves spending time with her grandson. On the weekends, she likes to spend time with family, read, and play video games.
Michelle Suggs– Contact Lens Technician & Administrator
Michelle has been with Vision Source since June 2021 and has been a huge asset to the team because of her love for learning more about the industry and helping patients.
She likes spending her time with her husband, two sons, her mini-Schnauzer, and bunny! During her downtime, you can find her with her furbabies watching The Young and The Restless.
Dani Wiggins– TempSure Envi Technician
Dani joined the Vision Source team in September 2019 as our contact lens specialist. With new advances in technology and a new opportunity for growth, Dani is now our TempSure Technician. She is excited about the TempSure Envi RF technology. Dani looks forward to working with our patients to gain that youthful glow with skin rejuvenation and dry eye treatment. In addition to the TempSure RF treatment, patient interaction and contact lens training are her favorite parts of the day.
No matter if Dani is in the office or outside the office, she is always looking for ways to brighten someone’s day. When you enter our office, you may come in when there is a lot of laughter. Dani and her shenanigans would likely be the reason. We are so blessed to have Dani as part of our team. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 11 years and they have two sweet daughters at home.
Kimberly Glenn – Front Desk Receptionist
Kimberly has been with Vision Source since August 2021 and has brought positive energy and excellent customer service to the office. With 20 years of customer service experience, professionalism and patient satisfaction are her expertise.
When she’s not at the office, she spends time with her nieces and nephews. She enjoys being in nature, reading, yoga, and meditation.