1. What inspired you to become an eye doctor and how is your practice different from others?
Two separate events inspired me to become an eye doctor. My love of sports and the importance of vision to optimal performance along with my grandmother losing her eyesight due to an undiagnosed brain tumor. To differentiate my practice, I have always embraced the latest in technology to provide the best quality of care for my patients.
2. What was your favorite book when you were a child?
I actually vividly remember two books in particular. The first is Are You My Mother by Dr. Seuss and the other is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
3. What are three things that you love to do outside of work?
Anyone who knows me would tell you that I love to play golf. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
4. Who is your all-time favorite musician/band and movie?
I don’t really have a single favorite band or movie. I like a wide variety of music genre’s as well as movies.
5. Why did you sign up to become a Certified ChromaGen Practitioner?
In my 21 years of practicing optometry, I have seen a significant number of frustrated parents who came to me looking for answers to their child’s vision and reading problems. I am excited to finally be able to provide a possible solution to help many of these patients with the ChromaGen lenses.
6. What are your top three tips for eye health?
My top three tips for eye health include yearly eye health exams, wear sunglasses while outdoors, and wear safety glasses or sports goggles when appropriate.
7. Is your practice using social media to reach new and/or existing customers/patients? If so, where can our readers find you?
Yes, your readers can find us at the following places:
- Visit our website
- “Like” us on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter
- Connect with Dr Teichmiller on Linkedin
Dr. Teichmiller Biography
Dr. Teichmiller received his Doctor of Optometry degree while concurrently obtaining his Masters in Public Health degree in June 1990. Dr. Teichmiller has been in private practice in Decatur in the same location since 1990. He served on the Alabama Optometric Association Board of Directors and was elected president in 2002-2003. In 2006, Dr. Teichmiller was named the Optometrist of the Year by the Alabama Optometric Association. He also served as the Clinal Director for the Alabama Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes program from 2000-2010. He has also been very active in the Decatur/Morgan County Chamber of Commerce seving as a Board Member 1998-2000, Past Chair of Leadership Decatur and Past Admiral of the Commodores. He has also participated in the United Way by serving as the Professionals chair.