Margaret K. Bailey, OD

Margaret K. Bailey, ODDr. Bailey graduated from the UAB School of Optometry in 2016. She completed a residency in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, and Binocular Vision at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago. She returned to teach at UAB for 4 years, where she was active in the Pediatrics clinic, Primary Care clinic, and Concussion clinic, and was Chief of the Vision Therapy Clinic. She taught the Spanish for Eye Care elective and also lectured in the Binocular Vision, Pediatrics, and methods & procedures courses. She has a passion for helping patients with double vision as well as patients with special needs of all ages.

Dr. Bailey has led many regional and international service trips as the faculty advisor for UAB’s Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) chapter. She continues to participate in research for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, finding the best treatments for amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabimus (eye turn) in children. As a student she enjoyed volunteering at Camp Seale Harris, Alabama Institute for the Deaf & Blind, and also enjoyed providing eye care for veterans at the Tuscaloosa VA Hospital. She continued to volunteer with Remote Area Medical ( on weekend-long service trips providing free eye care to those in need.

Outside of clinic, Dr. Bailey enjoys hiking with her husband and their 2 dogs, live music, reading, and watching soccer.

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