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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:

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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...


Ashley Graham

Ashley is our newest team member and our receptionist. After making your appointment, she will be the one to verify your insurance and answer any questions you may have before your arrival. Ashley is a Tuscaloosa native and has 2 dogs she loves, Aubie and Freddie. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews - Peyton, Skylar, Jackson, and Hadley. In her spare time she loves to craft.


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Aspen Sanders

Aspen is our awesome Optician. She will be the person to help you with your selection of eyewear to make sure you have the perfect fit and style. She has a wealth of knowledge of lenses and coatings and each individual insurance that we work with. Aspen moved to Tuscaloosa with her boyfriend Ryon from Winfield, Kansas. They have a English Mastiff named Athena. Aspen enjoys sleeping, hanging out with friends and traveling.

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Amy Lacquement

Amy is Dr. Langkawel's Ophthalmic Technician. She does each patients pretesting and work up to get ready to see Dr. Langkawel. She is a native of North Carolina. Amy is a newlywed and relocated to Tuscaloosa to be with her husband Cameron. She has a dog named Penny and while she is not at work she likes to spend time with family and loves Christmas time!

Allison Shelby

Allison Shelby

Allison joined us in April 2016 and serves as our receptionist and office assistant. Allison is an expert in most areas of the office and can answer almost any questions about insurance, appointments and keeps the office running smoothly. Allison resides in Tuscaloosa and has 3 children: Hartley, Sutton, and Stella. Outside of the office you can find her spending time with her family.

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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 also has 3 new rescue kittens Luna, Lewis and Clark that keep her busy! She is an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.