The Expertise You Deserve from Your Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Holcomb performs only LASIK surgery and PRK at his Holcomb Laser Center location – it is a dedicated state-of-the-art laser vision correction center. The Holcomb Laser Center team is committed to helping you improve your eyesight and your lifestyle, using the best technology available. 

We provide you with the right combination of experience, advanced technology, customization, personalized care, and affordability you’ll need to navigate your way through this life-changing procedure.

Dr. Holcomb has a full general/surgical ophthalmology practice in Cullman, AL, which he has operated with Gary Few, OD since 1994. He performs cataract surgery with multifocal and astigmatic (toric) lens implants along with other surgical procedures through his Cullman office.

Dr. Holcomb serves the entire footprint of north Alabama and south-central Tennessee. Service areas in Alabama include Cullman, Huntsville, Warrior, Blountsville, Hayden, Hartselle, Decatur, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Madison, Athens, Arab, Oneonta, Guntersville, Boaz, Albertville, and Gadsden. Service areas in Tennessee include Lawrenceburg, Waynesboro, Ardmore, Fayetteville, and Pulaski. We strive to make appointments convenient for our patients.

Call or email us now – take the first step toward a new outlook on life!


William E. Holcomb, MD

Dr. Holcomb

Dr. Holcomb is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon. He obtained his B.A. at the University of Mississippi, graduating summa cum laude. He then completed his medical school training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, gaining membership in the AOA medical honor society and graduating cum laude. After a one year medical internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, he completed a three year ophthalmic residency at the Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, where he served as Chief Resident. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1991, the same year in which he began performing refractive surgery. He established a cataract and refractive surgery practice in Cullman in 1994 and opened Holcomb Laser Center in 1999.

After beginning RK in 1991, Dr. Holcomb moved on to PRK with the excimer laser at Carraway in 1997, then at the Eye Foundation Hospital in 1998. He underwent extensive LASIK training at Emory Vision Center in Atlanta, Georgia, performing his first LASIK cases there in 1999. During his career he has performed thousands of refractive procedures.

Dr. Holcomb is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). He currently serves on the Board of the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology (ALOA). He has lectured at the annual AAO meetings, and recently served two years as Chief of Staff at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He and his wife Barbara have three children: William, Mandy, and Bobby. 

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Katrina Heath, COE - Practice Administrator. She has worked with Dr. Holcomb for over 18 years. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Executive and also certified on the Wavescan, Intralase & Visx. Katrina, her husband and both her children have had Lasik performed by Dr. Holcomb. They have been enjoying their corrected vision since 1999.

Rebecca Murphy, COA – Refractive Coordinator, Office supervisor, and Ophthalmic technician. Please contact Rebecca with any questions you might have about Lasik. She looks forward to your phone call and email.

Elysha, COA –  Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Operating Room Technician, assisting Dr. Holcomb in surgery since 2007. She is also certified on Wavescan, Intralase, and VISX Laser.

Brittney, COA - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, trained and certified on Wavescan, Intralase, and VISX Laser.  She joined Dr. Holcomb's practice in 1999.

Janet, COT - Certified Ophthalmic Technician trained and certified on Wavescan and Intralase. She joined Dr. Holcomb's practice in 2005.  Dr. Holcomb has performed Lasik on 3 of her children.

Lynn, COT - Certified Ophthalmic Technician trained and certified on Wavescan and Intralase.  She has recently moved back to the area and rejoined the practice.  We are happy for Lynn's return.

Vicki, OSC - Ophthalmic Assistant and Dr. Holcomb's personal certified scribe. She fills the role of Surgery Recovery Instructor. She has worked with Dr. Holcomb since 1994.

April, COA  - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and Surgical Coordinator

Brandy - Ophthalmic Scribe & Testing

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