Fred Wallace, OD, FAAO
Dr. Fred Wallace was born and raised in Bessemer, Alabama. After graduating from Indian Springs School, he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Tulane University. He graduated from the UAB School of Optometry in 1982 and entered practice with his father. In 1985, Dr. Wallace became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and he is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry He is a member of the American Optometric Association and past president of the Birmingham Area Optometric Society and the Bessemer Rotary Club. He was appointed to serve on the Alabama Board of Optometry initially by Governor Jim Folsom, then re-appointed by Governor Fob James. In 2010, he was named Optometrist of the Year by the Alabama Optometric Association, and UAB School of Optometry Alumnus of the year in 2018.
Dr. Wallace is an Eagle Scout, and enjoys volunteer service with the Boy Scouts of America, and the Bessemer Rotary Club.
Dr. Harry Wallace (1925-2016)
Dr. Harry Wallace was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama and served in World War II. After receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1952, he began practicing optometry in Bessemer.
Dr. Wallace was named Alabama Optometrist of the Year in 1975. He served on the adjunct faculty of the UAB School of Optometry and is a past president of the Alabama Optometric Association. Active in the Masons and the Shrine, he served as Potentate of Zamora Shrine Temple in 1993.
Dr. Wallace visited clinics and hospitals in 28 countries as both lecturer and observer. His desire to serve the vision care needs of his patients lives on at Wallace Optometry Associates.