Dr. Nichols is a native of Birmingham and attended Florida College, The University of South Florida, and The University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry. Graduating in 1981, Doctor Nichols and his family moved to Albertville and assumed the practice of retiring Doctor J.F. McLendon.
In 2011, Dr. Nichols was among the first in the nation to achieve certification from the newly formed American Board of Optometry
Dr. Nichols is a member of the American and Alabama Optometric Associations. He has served as the president of the Albertville Rotary Club, the UAB School of Optometry Alumni Association, and the Alabama Optometric Association, as well as serving on the boards of several professional and civic organizations. He has participated in numerous medical mission trips the Central and South America as well as rural parts of the U.S. In 2002, he was recognized as the Alabama Optometric Association’s Optometrist of the Year, and the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry Alumnus of the Year.
An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Nichols especially enjoys hiking, camping, and waterfowl hunting. He is also active in his church as a deacon and class teacher. He has appeared in numerous community theater productions and often works behind the scenes as a scenic artist. He and his wife Lei Ann live in Guntersville.
Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. Kate McCurdy moved to Birmingham in 1995 and graduated from Hoover High School. She completed her B.S. degree in microbiology at Auburn University. She earned her doctor of optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed an externship at Tuscaloosa VA hospital.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Rich McCurdy completed his B.S. degree in engineering from North Carolina State University in 1991. He earned his doctor of optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed an externship at Duke University Eye Center. He was awarded the Vision America Co-Management in Ocular Disease Award in his fourth year of optometry school. He also received residency training in ocular disease and low vision at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham.
Its fun to work where you get to help people everyday. I do a number of things, such as answering the phone, greeting our patients, and making sure we have all your correct insurance information. Whatever it takes to make your eye care visit with us enjoyable- that’s my job!
Hi! I usually work behind the scenes, answering the phone, preparing and maintaining your records. Please let us know how we can better serve you at our Albertsville eye care clinic.
As Clinic Manager my job is to make sure you receive state of the art eyecare. It is a pleasure to get to know our patients. I have the fun job of finding out all about them and their eyes. I help our doctors by gathering as much information as possible for them, and help them take care of you once they make the right diagnosis. Our patients are like family to us, I can’t help but give them a hug! I am a Certified Paraoptometric.
Hello! I’m Lorie your optometric technician. My goal is to give each patient a pleasant experience at Clinic For Vision. I gather information for our doctors so that they can better treat and diagnose thoroughly and accurately. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.
Hi! I’m the one who starts your eye exam. I gather information about you and your eyes for the doctor and do a variety of tests. We are always having to learn new things, because we are always adding new equipment. It is fun and exciting to help our patients.
I like working with people and it is a great thrill for me to find just the right pair of eyeglasses that suits their needs. There is a lot to consider; which lens to use, what features will be best, and just which frame will fit, feel, and look great. That’s why we carry a large variety of frame styles and different lens offerings. We want what is best for you. I am certified with the American Board of Opticianry.
It’s exciting to be a key part of a progressive, leading edge eye care practice. It’s one of my jobs to make sure that you’re comfortable being here and feel welcomed.
If there’s any suggestions you have to help us reach our goal of – ‘patients first – always!’ – please let me know!
Hi! I help gather information at the beginning of your eye examination. I ask questions and test your vision. At Clinic for Vision work together to make your visit a pleasure . I help answer your needs and questions.
My primary job is to make my husband, Dr. Nichols, behave. It is more than I can possibly do. The rest of the time I handle the bookkeeping and financial side of things.
Hi. I enjoy working at a place where my main job is to lie on the floor and sleep. Sometimes I get to come out and let people pet me and every once and a while I get to lick a little kid. I love it when people bring me treats.