Learn About Dr. Potter!

After graduation from Russellville High School, Dr. Dale Potter earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, and his Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1980. After graduation he began his private practice in Cullman, Alabama. Dr. Potter became an assistant professor at the University of Missouri at St. Louis School of Optometry in 1984 and in 1991 was recruited by the late Dr. Allen Rooks to return to northern Alabama and continue his private family practice in Decatur.

Dr. Potter is a member of the Alabama Optometric Association, charter member of the American Optometric Association - Contact Lens Section, a member of the B.S.K. Optometric Honorary Fraternity and is certified in TPA and Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). He is a past winner of the ADO Outstanding Practice Award and the Decatur Daily’s “Best of the Best”. Dr. Potter is past president of the North Alabama Optometric Zone and served on the Board of Directors of Eye Health Partners/Vision America, a practice with 16 surgical multi-specialty centers in Alabama and Tennessee.

Dr. Potter participates in medical Mission Trips each year, providing vision and medical eye care to indigent populations in Peru, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Honduras and Guadamala. He is a member of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and supports many local organizations including area schools, sports teams and charity events.

In his spare time Dr. Potter enjoys college football, visiting MLB stadiums (17 so far!), spending time with his family and playing with his grandchildren.

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