Day Eye Care
Day Eye Care (formerly Day Optometry Clinic) is located at 137 W. Shugart Ridge Road in Gardendale. They have been providing Optometry and Ophthalmology services to the Gardendale area since 1969 and to the Birmingham area for 99 years.
The business was started by Dr. Francis Jasper "F.J." Day Sr., who began practicing optometry in 1920 on 1st Avenue North in Birmingham. Thirty years later, F.J. Day’s son, Dr. Jim Houston Day "J.H.", Sr., joined his brother, Dr. Frances Day, in the family business. Jim Day later started his own business in North Birmingham, before moving to Gardendale in 1969.
In 1988, the husband and wife team of Drs. Howard and Sharon Day continued the family tradtion and joined the practice. In 2008, they built a new facility off of Fieldstown Road on W. Shugart Ridge Road. Prior to 2008, the business was located in a former residential dwelling on Moncrief Road in Gardendale.
The business has added more providers over the years and currently has the following doctors on staff:
- Howard Day, OD
- Sharon Day, OD
- Kennedy Walker, OD
- Peyton Yarbrough, OD
- Amie Marsh, OD
- Matthew Albright, MD
- Staff (May 1, 1980) "Dr. Day is named to Optometry Board" North Jefferson News
- Patterson, Melanie (April 17, 2010) "Eye Care business celebrates 90 years" North Jefferson News
- Day Eye Care website