Dr. Leroy Maxwell

Dr Leroy Maxwell

Dr. Leroy Maxwell has been practicing optometry in Selma for more than 30 years and maintains one of the largest glaucoma practices in the state. He was in the forefront of bringing advanced state of the art technology to patients in rural Southwest Alabama.

Dr. Maxwell is a board-approved optometrist, certified by the Alabama Board of Optometry. He is a native of Arkansas but grew up in Paducah, Kentucky. He graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School with academic honors. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He received his Optometric Doctorate degree from the School of Optometry from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was awarded a post-doctorate fellowship in Epidemiology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Public Health. Dr. Maxwell started private practice in Selma after receiving a Masters in Public in Health Care Financing also from University of Alabama in Birmingham.

He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association, National Optometric Association and American Public Health Association. Dr. Maxwell was a chartering member of the National Optometric Student Association and served as its first president. He was appointed twice by the Alabama’s governor to the Alabama Board of Optometry. He was later elected vice president and president of the Alabama Board of Optometry.

Dr. Maxwell’s area of expertise includes the management of advanced glaucoma and geriatric vision and cataract co-management.

He currently resides in Selma with his wife Juanda. He has a son, Leroy Jr. and a daughter, Justine.


Dr. Darrell Prestridge

Dr Prestridge DarrellOphthalmologist
Diseases and Surgery of the Eye

Dr. Prestridge works hand-hand with Eyemax Vision Center at the Demopolis location in co-managing cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, lid surgeries, cornea and refractive surgeries.

Dr. Prestridge is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Prestridge, a native of Hartselle, Alabama, graduated Valedictorian from Hartselle High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he graduated with the honor of Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia where he graduated second in his class. After completing his formal training at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Prestridge returned to his native state of Alabama and has made Alabaster his primary office. He concentrates his practice on comprehensive Ophthalmology including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, lid surgeries, cornea and refractive surgeries. He has performed over 5000 cataract surgeries. He achieves the highest standard of care for his patients, by pursuing the latest advances in technology.
In his free time, he enjoys NASCAR, concerts, Alabama Football, water sports, and fishing.

He has privileges to operate at the following facilities:
Outpatient Care Center, 2720 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35233.
Callahan Eye Foundation, 1720 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Brookwood Medical Center, 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Shelby Ambulatory Surgery Center, 1010 First Street North, Alabaster, Alabama 35007
Vaughn Regional Medical Center, 1015 Medical Center Parkway, Selma, Alabama 36701

Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital, 105 Highway 80 East. Demopolis, AL 36732

Dr. Darrell Prestridge
2122 Old Montgomery Highway
Pelham, Alabama 35124
(205) 621-3437

Selma office location

Selma2401 Medical Center Pkwy
Selma, AL 36701
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P: 334-872-2321
After Hours Emergency: (334) 418-7641

Monday & Wednesday 8:30-4:00
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-4:00
Friday 8:30-Noon
Weekends Closed

Demopolis office location

demopolis921 U.S. Hwy 80 East
Demopolis, AL 36732
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P: (334) 289-1008


Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10:00-4:00
Thursday 8:00-4:00
Saturday Closed
 Sunday  Closed

Thomasville office location

Thomasville32510 U.S. Hwy 43 North
Thomasville, AL 36784
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P: 334-636-0016


Mon., Wed., Thurs. 10:00-3:00
Tuesday 8:30-4:00
Friday Closed
Weekends Closed