patricia fulmer

Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Fulmer is the sole owner of Legacy Vision Center, a cold start, medically focused practice in Huntsville, AL, which launched at the end of 2020. A graduate of the UAB School of Optometry, she completed an ocular disease and primary care residency at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center before returning to Alabama to serve as the Center Director and consultative optometrist for a referral-based, tertiary care facility and then as an associate at a multi-doctor family practice. Her clinical interests include disease management, particularly glaucoma, uveitis, dry eye, and neurology-related cases, as well as educating students and colleagues through lecturing and writing. She is an active member in the American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association and currently serves her profession as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Optometric Association and as President of the North Alabama Optometric Association. In her free time, Dr. Fulmer enjoys spending time with her husband and family, spoiling their fur-babies, traveling, attending concerts, and exploring the outdoors while kayaking and hiking. She also loves giving back through volunteering, including serving on the Board for HEALS, Inc, an organization that focuses on providing healthcare to local in-need youth.

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Resources
How to be an Optometry Practice CEO that Crushes Goals and Crushes Competition
Eyecare April 11th, 2018
How to be an Optometry Practice CEO that Crushes Goals and Crushes Competition

At Vision Expo West 2017, we sat down with industry pioneers to discuss how ODs can take on the role of a successful optometry practice CEO.

Student to New Optometrist – Crossing the Void
Eyecare March 23rd, 2018
Student to New Optometrist – Crossing the Void

Transitioning from student to new optometrist can be challenging. There's a lot to do before you can begin seeing patients. Here's what you need to know!

Delivering Bad News - How to Handle Tough Patient Conversations
Eyecare September 19th, 2016
Delivering Bad News - How to Handle Tough Patient Conversations

Delivering bad news is difficult no matter how many times you've done it. These tips will help make that process smoother for both you and your patient.

3 Resume Mistakes that WILL Cost You a Job
Eyecare May 11th, 2016
3 Resume Mistakes that WILL Cost You a Job

A great resume can open doors. Likewise, a poor resume can lock them shut. Make sure yours is great by avoiding these mistakes.

Let's Be Friends: 5 Steps for Successful Co-management
Eyecare March 28th, 2016
Let's Be Friends: 5 Steps for Successful Co-management

Co-management can be challenging, but when done right, it can be a highly rewarding practice-builder. Check out these tips for successful co-management.

The Ultimate Guide to Pupil Abnormalities
Eyecare February 24th, 2016
The Ultimate Guide to Pupil Abnormalities

Here is everything you need to know about abnormalities affecting the pupil!

Here's How to Handle These Complications of Contact Lens Overwear
Eyecare February 1st, 2016
Here's How to Handle These Complications of Contact Lens Overwear

Contact lens patients are seen in eye care practices everyday worldwide. Make sure you're ready to handle the complications that come with their overwear.

This Is What You Need to Know About Culturing Ocular Bacteria
Eyecare January 6th, 2016
This Is What You Need to Know About Culturing Ocular Bacteria

These are some common questions and concerns that arise surrounding when to culture ocular bacteria.

5 Tips for Becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Eyecare November 16th, 2015
5 Tips for Becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Have you ever thought about becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry? These 5 tips will help you achieve that milestone!

Reference Guide to Topical Ophthalmic Antibiotics and Antivirals
Eyecare October 5th, 2015
Reference Guide to Topical Ophthalmic Antibiotics and Antivirals

Managing ocular infections? Check out this reference guide containing available topical ophthalmic antibiotics and antivirals.

To Refer or Not to Refer? That's the Question!
Eyecare August 24th, 2015
To Refer or Not to Refer? That's the Question!

Have you ever wondered when to refer a patient vs managing the case yourself? Check out this article for tips on when to and not to refer patients.

A New Grad's Guide to Ordering Lab Work
Eyecare July 22nd, 2015
A New Grad's Guide to Ordering Lab Work

Lab work is often integral in managing a patient's ocular condition. This guide will give you tips on how, when, and why to order lab work for your patient.

An Ophthalmic Topical Allergy Medication Reference Guide
Eyecare June 10th, 2015
An Ophthalmic Topical Allergy Medication Reference Guide

Allergy season can spell misery for those suffering from ocular symptoms. Don't miss this clinical tool that will help you with topical allergy medications.

Comparing Compensation Structures in a New Grad's Contract
Eyecare May 13th, 2015
Comparing Compensation Structures in a New Grad's Contract

Deciphering the differences between pay structures when signing a contract can ensure that you find the right fit. Check out those distinctions here!

6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Optometry Residency Year
Eyecare April 8th, 2015
6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Optometry Residency Year

Want to know how to make sure your residency year counts? Check out these 6 crucial steps to make the most out of your residency and enjoy future success!

Navigating the 2015 PQRS Requirements
Eyecare March 18th, 2015
Navigating the 2015 PQRS Requirements

Understanding how to properly meet the 2015 PQRS requirements is paramount in avoiding a penalty in the future. Make sure you're on the right track.

Topical Ophthalmic Medication Guide: Steroids and NSAIDs
Eyecare February 2nd, 2015
Topical Ophthalmic Medication Guide: Steroids and NSAIDs

The following is a topical ophthalmic medication guide summarizing steroids and NSAIDs. It includes concentrations and treatment tips.

A Glaucoma Medication Reference Guide for the New Grad
Eyecare December 15th, 2014
A Glaucoma Medication Reference Guide for the New Grad

This glaucoma medication compilation will help you choose the best drop for your patient, give you the information needed to readily answer any questions that come your way, and provide you with a quick reference when you need one.

A Basic Guide to Brilliantly Staffing Your Optometry Practice
Eyecare October 13th, 2014
A Basic Guide to Brilliantly Staffing Your Optometry Practice

I’ve outlined 10 key points to remember when staffing the team who will be the heart of your optometry practice. This is the staffing guide for new optometry doctors!

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