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Providing exceptional and comprehensive eye care to people across the Alabama, Florida and Mississippi Gulf Coast. By using the most advanced technology, our experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists help patients improve their vision and preserve their eye health everyday.

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Improving lives by saving sight.

Each of our offices is designed with a patient’s well-being in mind. We use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you receive the best treatment possible. We provide a range of services to correct, maintain, and improve vision in patients with an array of eye needs.

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Cataract Surgery

Regain control of your life and catch all the memories you’ve been missing!

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Dry Eye

Get effective, lasting relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye!

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Comprehensive Eye Care

We are here to meet all of your eye care and vision needs!

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Emergency Eye Care

We are available 24/7 to service your urgent eye care needs!

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Retinal Conditions

Preserve your vision with diagnosis and treatment of a full range of retinal conditions.

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LASIK

Live every moment to its fullest without the hassle of contacts or glasses!

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“It is my goal to help my patients experience high quality vision. I am motivated to take care of my patients’ eyes and vision, but also to care for them as a whole. As an optometrist I strive to give holistic care, whether that means encouraging diabetic patients to follow up with their primary care doctor or fit patients with contact lenses that boost their self confidence."

Salmedina Alic, O.D.

Salmedina Alic, O.D.

Dr. Salmedina Alic is a passionate optometrist with special interest in managing ocular disease, low vision, and fitting contact lenses.

Biography

“The wonderful gift of medicine is the ability to impact patients’ lives. With surgery we can often improve vision or relieve pain in a short period of time. When patients notice a positive difference I feel fulfilled and grateful that I have chosen this profession.”

Donna Corder, M.D.

Donna Corder, M.D

Dr. Donna Corder is a board certified ophthalmologist with a wide array of specialities including upper and lower cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Biography

“I absolutely love what I do. Each day, I get to meet new people, allow my light to shine and help improve patients’ quality of life. It’s my passion to connect with people.”

Ayesha Kidd, O.D.

Dr. Ayesha Kidd is an optometrist dedicated to providing top-quality eye care for a wide array of patients. Her focus is on building strong relationships with each of her patients.

Biography

“Vision is our most paramount sense. I am honored to be part of this team of experts whose mission is to promote healthy eyes as well as preserve and improve vision.”

Joseph Klabo, O.D.

Joseph Klabo, O.D.

Dr. Joseph Klabo is an optometrist with experience in a range of eye care, including management of ocular diseases and vision correction with glasses or contact lenses.

Biography

“There is nothing more rewarding than being part of my patients' journey to excellent vision."

Paul McDaniel, D.O.

Paul McDaniel, D.O.

Dr. Paul McDaniel is a board certified ophthalmologist and osteopathic physician focused on surgical and medical management of a variety of eye conditions.

Biography

“Everyday I’m excited to provide quality patient service while encouraging my team to maintain a positive attitude.”

Courtney Ray, M.D.

Courtney Ray, M.D.

Dr. Courtney Ray is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in surgical and medical eye care.

Biography

Leonard Rich, MD

Leonard Rich, M.D.

Dr. Leonard Rich is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in treating ocular conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia.

Biography

“I have the privilege of working with a very professional team and wonderful patients at Southern Eye Group. With the advanced tools we have available, the future looks very promising! Good vision and ocular health are so important for a good quality of life. Solving patients' challenging problems and forming long-standing relationships with our patients are my priorities. I'm so excited to be a part of this profession and this practice!”

Gayla Rowland, M.D.

Gayla Rowland, M.D.

Dr. Gayla Rowland is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical management of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye syndrome, allergy disorders, and the treatment of eye diseases.

Biography

"It is a privilege to contribute to the visual needs of my patients and their families!"

Linda Slade, O.D.

Linda Slade, O.D.

Dr. Linda Slade is an optometrist dedicated to helping patients achieve better vision with comprehensive eye care, including contact lenses and eyeglasses.

Biography

Jeffrey St. John, MD

Jeffrey St. John, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey St. John is a dedicated Ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery with advanced IOLs, as well as treatment for glaucoma, dry eye, and a range of eye conditions.

Biography

Yaffa Weaver, MD

Yaffa Weaver, M.D.

As an experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Yaffa Weaver provides comprehensive eye care, including cataract surgery and glaucoma management.

Biography

“I consider myself to be a problem solver. All my patients have problems or they would not be here; my job is to use all resources to solve their problems and make them see the best they can."

Joseph Westrick, O.D.

Joseph Westrick, O.D.

Dr. Joseph Westrick is a highly experienced comprehensive optometrist who specializes in the management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.

Biography

“It is so cool to have a patient come in who doesn’t realize how much vision trouble they are actually having and figuring out the best way to help them. Helping a patient be able to do things they haven’t done in years is one of the best parts of my day!”

Dan Wilder, O.D.

Dan Wilder, O.D.

Dr. Dan Wilder is an experienced optometrist who provides primary eye care and contact lens fittings.

Biography

Mary Kathryn Wilson, O.D.

Mary Kathryn Wilson, O.D.

As an experienced optometrist, Dr. Kathryn Wilson provides high quality eye care, including ocular disease management and comprehensive eye exams.

Biography

“After 25 years of fixing eyes, my enthusiasm for our profession has never been greater. New technology is helping us achieve even better results. From LASIK to routine cataract surgery and advanced transplant techniques, everything is getting better and more refined. I can’t wait to SEE what tomorrow will bring.”

Dr Peter Zloty headshot

Peter Zloty, M.D.

Dr. Peter Zloty is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal transplants, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery.

Biography
Salmedina Alic, O.D. Salmedina Alic, O.D.

Salmedina Alic, O.D.

Dr. Salmedina Alic is a passionate optometrist with special interest in managing ocular disease, low vision, and fitting contact lenses.

“It is my goal to help my patients experience high quality vision. I am motivated to take care of my patients’ eyes and vision, but also to care for them as a whole. As an optometrist I strive to give holistic care, whether that means encouraging diabetic patients to follow up with their primary care doctor or fit patients with contact lenses that boost their self confidence."

Donna Corder, M.D. Donna Corder, M.D

Donna Corder, M.D

Dr. Donna Corder is a board certified ophthalmologist with a wide array of specialities including upper and lower cosmetic eyelid surgery.

“The wonderful gift of medicine is the ability to impact patients’ lives. With surgery we can often improve vision or relieve pain in a short period of time. When patients notice a positive difference I feel fulfilled and grateful that I have chosen this profession.”

Ayesha Kidd, O.D.

Ayesha Kidd, O.D.

Dr. Ayesha Kidd is an optometrist dedicated to providing top-quality eye care for a wide array of patients. Her focus is on building strong relationships with each of her patients.

“I absolutely love what I do. Each day, I get to meet new people, allow my light to shine and help improve patients’ quality of life. It’s my passion to connect with people.”

Joseph Klabo, O.D. Joseph Klabo, O.D.

Joseph Klabo, O.D.

Dr. Joseph Klabo is an optometrist with experience in a range of eye care, including management of ocular diseases and vision correction with glasses or contact lenses.

“Vision is our most paramount sense. I am honored to be part of this team of experts whose mission is to promote healthy eyes as well as preserve and improve vision.”

Paul McDaniel, D.O. Paul McDaniel, D.O.

Paul McDaniel, D.O.

Dr. Paul McDaniel is a board certified ophthalmologist and osteopathic physician focused on surgical and medical management of a variety of eye conditions.

“There is nothing more rewarding than being part of my patients' journey to excellent vision."

Courtney Ray, M.D. Courtney Ray, M.D.

Courtney Ray, M.D.

Dr. Courtney Ray is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in surgical and medical eye care.

“Everyday I’m excited to provide quality patient service while encouraging my team to maintain a positive attitude.”

Leonard Rich, MD Leonard Rich, M.D.

Leonard Rich, M.D.

Dr. Leonard Rich is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in treating ocular conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia.

Gayla Rowland, M.D. Gayla Rowland, M.D.

Gayla Rowland, M.D.

Dr. Gayla Rowland is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the medical management of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye syndrome, allergy disorders, and the treatment of eye diseases.

“I have the privilege of working with a very professional team and wonderful patients at Southern Eye Group. With the advanced tools we have available, the future looks very promising! Good vision and ocular health are so important for a good quality of life. Solving patients' challenging problems and forming long-standing relationships with our patients are my priorities. I'm so excited to be a part of this profession and this practice!”

Linda Slade, O.D. Linda Slade, O.D.

Linda Slade, O.D.

Dr. Linda Slade is an optometrist dedicated to helping patients achieve better vision with comprehensive eye care, including contact lenses and eyeglasses.

"It is a privilege to contribute to the visual needs of my patients and their families!"

Jeffrey St. John, MD Jeffrey St. John, M.D.

Jeffrey St. John, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey St. John is a dedicated Ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery with advanced IOLs, as well as treatment for glaucoma, dry eye, and a range of eye conditions.

Yaffa Weaver, MD Yaffa Weaver, M.D.

Yaffa Weaver, M.D.

As an experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Yaffa Weaver provides comprehensive eye care, including cataract surgery and glaucoma management.

Joseph Westrick, O.D. Joseph Westrick, O.D.

Joseph Westrick, O.D.

Dr. Joseph Westrick is a highly experienced comprehensive optometrist who specializes in the management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.

“I consider myself to be a problem solver. All my patients have problems or they would not be here; my job is to use all resources to solve their problems and make them see the best they can."

Dan Wilder, O.D. Dan Wilder, O.D.

Dan Wilder, O.D.

Dr. Dan Wilder is an experienced optometrist who provides primary eye care and contact lens fittings.

“It is so cool to have a patient come in who doesn’t realize how much vision trouble they are actually having and figuring out the best way to help them. Helping a patient be able to do things they haven’t done in years is one of the best parts of my day!”

Mary Kathryn Wilson, O.D. Mary Kathryn Wilson, O.D.

Mary Kathryn Wilson, O.D.

As an experienced optometrist, Dr. Kathryn Wilson provides high quality eye care, including ocular disease management and comprehensive eye exams.

Dr Peter Zloty headshot Peter Zloty, M.D.

Peter Zloty, M.D.

Dr. Peter Zloty is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal transplants, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery.

“After 25 years of fixing eyes, my enthusiasm for our profession has never been greater. New technology is helping us achieve even better results. From LASIK to routine cataract surgery and advanced transplant techniques, everything is getting better and more refined. I can’t wait to SEE what tomorrow will bring.”

“Dr. Zloty is the best! Not only is he a great doctor, he’s a great person too! I just had LASIK and it was not as bad as I expected. The very next day I had perfect vision. Like magic. I still can’t believe it. I’ve had glasses for years and was even told that I wasn’t a candidate for LASIK several years ago. Then I got referred to Dr. Zloty and he changed my life. I’m so happy! I highly recommend.”

Adam Y.

"Dr. Zloty is wonderful, as is his staff! I was terrified of LASIK, but they took great care of me, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life! If you are thinking of corrective surgery, this is DEFINITELY the place to go! Dr. Z always makes time for his patients, your care at Southern Eye Group does not end when your procedure is done!"

Erin W.

"Fantastic. The facility is very nice with the latest technology (flat screen monitors for visual exam). The optometrist was detailed and took the time to talk with me about glaucoma risk associated with ocular hypertension. The front desk staff was helpful and humorous and the optometrists assistant was great too."

Jonathan L.

"From my first visit to the office in Foley, to my cataract removal surgery, the staff at SEG in Foley have been great. Dr. McDaniel explained my options for my new lens and the surgery was 100% successful without a hitch. I don’t remember ever being able to see this good. Now that I see so well out of my left eye, I will discuss future possibilities of removing the cataract in my right eye as well. A solid 5 Star Rating in my book."

Paul M.

"Office staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Dr Wilder is professional, funny and I’m making him my new forever optometrist. My family will be making their appointments with him as well!"

Susan L.

"Absolutely amazing experience! Dr. Kidd is a lifesaver. She has the best bedside manner and made me feel so calm. Highly recommended!"

Kassady G.

"I really love the staff and Dr. Ray was awesome. Thank you!"

Tina S.

"I received excellent patient care. Dr. Corder and her staff are very efficient, courteous and helpful in all aspects of my care. I would give my highest recommendation for someone who wants to be treated by an outstanding Ophthalmologist."

Joe M.

Why Choose Us?

Overall, the Southern Eye Group team strives to provide excellent patient care and high-quality treatment that is customized to meet your unique eyes. We will work tirelessly to make sure that your needs are met, questions are answered, and experiences are always first-rate!

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Board Certified Physicians

Each of our eye doctors is board-certified in their field.

Integrative Eye Care

Because our ophthalmologists and optometrists work together to provide care, we are able to treat a range of vision impairments both clinically and surgically.

Convenient Locations

With offices spread across Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, we make it easy for residents of the Gulf Coast Region to get the highest quality of eye care.

Same Day/Next Day Appointments

For our patients’ convenience, we offer same-day appointments. No more waiting for months for your eye doctor appointment!

Medical and On-Site Surgical Facility

Because our facilities feature both a clinic and an onsite ambulatory surgery center, our patients enjoy increased convenience and personalized care.

Multi-Specialty Practice

We offer comprehensive eye care, emergency eye care, and care in a full range of specialties, so our patients can come to one practice for all of their eye health and vision care needs.

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