Dr. Chris D. Teichmiller established his optometric practice in Decatur over 20 years ago, in the summer of 1990, with desire to provide the highest quality and most innovative vision solutions available to the North Alabama area.
He offers comprehensive lifestyle, health, and vision solutions to enhance the quality of life of his patients. As the most important asset of his practice, patients are made to feel comfortable when they come to his office for treatment. Through a lifestyle history, patient’s needs are identified and matched with the best possible solutions. With a sincere spirit of cooperation and teamwork, his staff of six employees are accommodating and attentive to all who are looking for solutions to their vision problems.
As a full scope, primary optometric practice, they provide co-management services for cataract, glaucoma, retinal, dry eye, and refractive surgery (LASIK). A large selection of designer frames are available for those who opt for glasses. Contact lens services, including specialty and bifocal contact lenses, are fitted to meet every client’s specific needs. Dr. Teichmiller’s staff also offers customized nutritional and weight loss supplements to facilitate a healthier lifestyle.
A very special service provided by Dr. Teichmiller is Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) and Gentle Molding (GM), which is different from any other conventional hard or soft contact lenses. With CRT and GM, the lenses, which are similar to rigid gas permeable lenses and are FDA approved for nighttime wear, are designed to gently reshape the central part of the cornea while the patient sleeps. The lens is removed in the morning and the vision is corrected to 20/20 in most patients during all waking hours. Patients with mild to moderate nearsightedness with minor astigmatism are excellent candidates for the use of CRT and more complex prescriptions, including farsightedness and presbyopia are excellent candidates for the GM lenses.
In 2004, Dr. Teichmiller was chosen by his peers to serve as President of the Alabama Optometric Association and he has participated in the Mission: Makeover project being conducted in Decatur. In 2006, he was honored by the association as Alabama’s Optometrist of the Year.