About Dr. Johnson

About Dr Johnson

Dr. Johnson grew up in Athens, Alabama where he played football and baseball in high school. He went on to play baseball at Calhoun Community College before going to Jacksonville State University where he graduated with honors in Biology and Chemistry. He then attended the UAB School of Optometry, where he earned the Coshatt Scholar Award, was a member of the vision science research team, and completed special rotations in vision development and vision therapy before graduating in 2006.

After working with underserved patients in Calhoun County through Quality of Life Health Services and then opening numerous clinics across the northeastern part of the state, Dr. Johnson became a member of the health advisory board for TCR Headstart Schools. In this capacity, he oversaw the eye health screenings of Headstart and Pre-K children in several counties.

In 2009, he took the position of Chief Optometrist for the 908th Medical Reserve Unit at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. He provided eyecare services for 960 members of the wing unit and reached the rank of Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

In the last decade, Dr. Johnson served patients in the Glencoe and Gadsden areas, most recently merging with and then acquiring George Gruver Optical. He is on the JSU medical staff as the eye health provider for JSU athletics. He also provides eye-related and neurological testing for concussion and injury cases for athletes from surrounding area schools.

He has been married to his wife, Kelli, for twenty years, and they have three children, Anna, Ava, and Will. Dr. Johnson enjoys volunteering as the special teams assistant coach for the Alexandria High School football team.