Dr. Paul Batson specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex eye diseases, as well as the pre-operative and post-operative management of a variety of surgical procedures. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Samford University and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry. While at UAB, he was elected to membership of the Phi Kappa Alpha Honor Society.
In addition to his duties as a consultative optometrist and the Vice President of Operations for SEES Group, Dr. Batson serves on the UAB School of Optometry faculty as Assistant Clinical Professor in their Ocular Disease Clinic as well as serving as the Ocular Disease Clinic Residency Supervisor. He lectures on a variety of topics including cataract and refractive surgery and management of ocular diseases.
Dr. Batson has served as Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee for the Alabama Optometric Association and is a past president of the Association. In 2003, Dr. Batson was recognized by his peers as the Alabama Young Optometrist of the Year. Dr. Batson was again recognized by his peers in 2015 and awarded the Alabama Optometrist of the Year Award for his outstanding services on behalf of the profession and the visual welfare of the public.
He has led several mission trips to a variety of places including the Philippines, Africa and Haiti. Dr. Batson also serves on the Board of Directors for Altar84, a non-profit organization that advocates for orphan care. Through this organization, he has helped develop a healthcare strategy for over 1500 orphan and vulnerable children in Haiti.
What career would you pursue if you weren’t in medicine? Architect or Engineer
Do you have any pets? Yes
How do you like to spend your time away from the office? I enjoy spending time with my family and at church.
Doctor of Optometry: University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry, Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: Samford University, Birmingham, AL
American Optometric Association
Alabama Optometric Association
University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry, Clinical Assistant Professor