Dr. Heather Thigpen Sutton was born and raised in Florence, Alabama where she attended Brooks High School prior to accepting academic scholarships to the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She graduated UAH Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She continued her studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, where she was an active member of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH), American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), and Beta Sigma Kappa – Optometric Honor Society. She received the Essilor Private Practice Travel Fellowship and a Student Fellowship of the AAO. During her rotations at UAB Eye Care, Callahan Eye Hospital, Huntsville Veterans Affairs, Eye Care Associates Huntsville East, and the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery and Tuskegee, she received training in Pediatrics, Ocular Disease, Primary Care, Low Vision, Geriatrics, and Specialty Contact Lens fitting.
After graduating UAB with honors, Dr. Sutton is glad to return home to provide eye care for the growing North Alabama community as an associate optometrist at Davis Eye Care. In her spare time, Dr. Sutton enjoys traveling, live music, coordinating local philanthropic events, and spending time with her family and friends.