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Melanie Sivley, OD, FAAO

Optometrist at Holcomb Laser CenterAccepting new patients?Yes
1813 Kress St
Cullman, AL 35058
(256) 739-3605

About Dr. Melanie Sivley

Melanie Sivley, OD, FAAO, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Auburn University and her Doctorate in Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is a therapeutically-certified optometrist and specializes in optical correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, with glasses and contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders including glaucoma, dry eye, infections and injuries, and clinical management of refractive and cataract surgeries.

Dr. Sivley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an active member of the American Optometric Association, and Associate Professor of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds licenses to practice optometry in Alabama, North Carolina and Florida, and conducts research on rare genetic diseases that affect the eye. She lectures at national and international meetings on these conditions and her most recent article was published in May 2017 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

In 2015, Dr. Sivley was honored for her achievements and selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and Distinguished Practitioner of the National Optometry Academy. She and her husband have six children and three grandchildren, and are active members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Gardendale.

Hours of Operation:

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Holcomb Laser Center is currently accepting new patients!
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Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University

Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama

Internship at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

Alabama Board of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

Center for Medical Simulations, Harvard Hospital 

Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP)

Distinguished Fellow of the National Optometry Academy (NOA)

Florida Board of Optometry

International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry

National Academy of Optometry

National Academies of Practice

National Board of Examiners in Optometry

North Carolina Board of Optometry

Payments Accepted

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Major Credit Cards
  • CareCredit

Accepted Insurances

AARP Medicare Advantage from United Healthcare logo
Advantica vision medical insurance logo
Aetna vision insurance logo
Always Care Vision Insurance logo
Avesis insurance logo
Blue Cross Blue Shield vision medical insurance logo
Cigna health insurance vision insurance logo
Coventry health care insurance logo
Davis Vision insurance logo
EyeMed vision insurance logo
First Health Network
Healthchoice health medical insurance logo
Humana logo
Multiplan Vision Insurance
North Alabama Managed Care, Inc. (NAMCI) logo
Office of Group Benefits insurance logo
OptiMed Health insurance logo
OptumHealth insurance
POMCO Group insurance logo
Prime Health Services insurance logo
Spectera Logo
Tricare vision insurance medical insurance logo
UMR Vision medical insurance
Southland Benefit Solutions insurance logo
Viva Health insurance logo
Vision service plan (VSP) logo
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  • AARP Medicare Advantage
  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • All Savers
  • Always Care
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue View Vision
  • Cigna
  • Cole Vision
  • Continental Life
  • Corporate Benefit Services
  • Coventry
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great West
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS
  • Office of Group Benefits
  • OptiMed Health
  • OptumHealth
  • POMCO Group
  • Prime Health
  • Sight Savers of Alabama
  • Spectera
  • Total Claims Solutions
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • Southland
  • Viva Health
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • WellCare Health Plans