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7402 Hwy 69 South
Suite I
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

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Doctor & Staff

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Dr. Langkawel takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet the Doctor:


Dr. Gretchen Langkawel

Dr. Langkawel received her Bachelor of Vision Science from Ferris State University and graduated with high honors from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2004. After graduation and relocating to Tuscaloosa in 2004 she has associated in private practices in Sylacauga, Greensboro, Eutaw, and Tuscaloosa. Precision...


Allison Shelby

Allison joined us in April 2016 and serves as our receptionist and office assistant. After making your appointment, she will be the one to verify insurance and answer any questions you may have before your arrival. Allison resides in Northport and has two dogs, Jack and Tate. She loves spending time with her nephews and niece: Luke, Cullen, and Laura Kate. Allison is very active in the community is a member of First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa.


B.J. Edgil

B.J. joined us in November 2015. She serves as our insurance specialist. If you have any insurance questions, she will be delighted to assist you! B.J. enjoys reading and spending time with her son, Douglas. She is an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.