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Professional Staff

We make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.

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Dr. Amy Sanderson

Dr. Amy Sanderson established her own private practice in June 2003 as Advanced EyeCare of Madison. With many years of combined optical experience, our office has the solution for your visual needs.

Dr. Amy Sanderson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alabama, ROLL TIDE! She then pursued her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Sanderson provides consultative and medical optometry in the North Alabama region. She performs volunteer services to the Davis Clinic and Community Free Clinic on a regular basis in addition to serving on several community boards.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Alabama Optometric Association, and the North Alabama Optometric Society.

Dr. Sanderson examines the internal and external structure of the eyes to diagnose eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts and retinal disorders; systemic diseases like hypertension and diabetes; and vision conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia in her comprehensive eye exam. She also does testing to determine the patient’s ability to focus and coordinate the eyes, and to judge depth and see colors accurately. She prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses, as well as medicines to treat eye diseases. Additionally, she coordinates care with many medical specialties such as dermatology, endocrinology, neurology, and ophthalmology. As a primary eye care provider, Dr. Sanderson is an integral part of the health care team and an entry point into the health care system. She is skilled in peri-operative care and is an excellent source of referral to other health care professionals.

 

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Dr. Christina Canales

Dr. Christina Canales is an Alabama transplant from Texas and is happy to call Madison her new home. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin (yes, that makes her a longhorn despite her lack of football knowledge). She briefly considered a career in research and academia before discovering her love of optometry. She went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Canales strives to provide excellent care with a warm, welcoming smile.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Alabama Optometric Association, and the North Alabama Optometric Society. Dr. Canales attends national conferences to stay current with advances in optometric technology. Feel free to ask her about the latest contact lens materials and designs available. Her humanitarian work in optometry has taken her as far as Honduras to provide eye care to less developed regions. Outside of the workplace, she is active in her swing dance and church communities.

Dr. Canales’s attention to detail enhances her ability to provide a thorough examination of external and internal ocular structures. She can diagnose and manage ocular disease like cataracts and glaucoma as well as systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Based on those results, she coordinates care with other health care providers including primary care physicians, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, neurologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists. She has the training to treat ocular emergencies and prescribe topical and oral medications for those conditions if warranted.

She aims to help patients attain clear and comfortable binocular vision. She prescribes glasses and contact lenses for eye conditions like near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. She is skilled in fitting both soft and rigid contact lenses. Additionally, she has been trained to use these devices to slow down the rate at which near sightedness progresses in children and teens; a field known as myopia control. Her motivation, dedication to patients, and Spanish fluency makes her an added asset to Advanced Eye Care.