Dr. Melanie Chwalek attended the University of Alabama where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from UAB School of Optometry. As part of her training, she completed internship rotations at UAB Eye Care, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery and Tuskegee, and VisionFirst Eye Center. She was one of the first students at UAB to complete a new dual degree program earning her Masters of Business Administration from UAB Collat School of Business concurrently with her Doctorate of Optometry.
Dr. Chwalek’s focus is primary eye care optometry for the entire family, including complete eye exams, prescribing corrective lenses, providing pre- and post-operative care to surgical patients, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, and handling eye care emergencies.
Dr. Chwalek is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Alabama Optometric Association. She is from Birmingham, Alabama. In her free time, she enjoys trying local eating spots, trivia, and attending Alabama football games!