Dr. Charles Derrick Franklin, OD

Dr. Charles Derrick Franklin, OD

Accepting patients


    Dr. Derrick Franklin studied chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Optometry. He is a member of the Alabama Optometric Association and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Franklin specializes in Primary Eye Care and specialty contact lenses, including “hard to fit” lenses for keratoconus, post corneal transplant, and other corneal degenerations or dystrophies. He also provides comprehensive adult and pediatric eye examinations for the detection of medical diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes. He also provides preoperative and postoperative care for cataract and LASIK procedures. Dr. Franklin and his wife, Rachael are active members of Hunter Street Baptist Church. On the weekends, he enjoys spending time on the lake, tinkering with his ’74 Corvette, and spending time with his wife and children (Brooklynn, Hannah, Claire, Cate and Parker).

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Optometrist (Eye & Vision Specialist)

    Education & Training

    Doctorate - UAB School of Optometry

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Optometrist (Eye & Vision Specialist), like Dr. Charles Franklin, may include:

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Franklin's office.


    Top Insurances

    • Aetna

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

    • Bravo Health

    • Cigna

    • Humana Health

    • Medicaid

    • Medicare

    View All Insurances


    Dry Eye Center of Alabama

    3490 Independence Drive

    Suite 110

    Birmingham, AL 35209

    (205) 490-2322

    Get Directions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Charles Franklin accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Charles Franklin is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Charles Franklin offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Franklin's office at (205) 490-2322 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Charles Franklin offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Franklin's office at (205) 490-2322 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Charles Franklin speak?

    Dr. Charles Franklin speaks English.

    Other Optometrist (Eye & Vision Specialist) Near Birmingham, AL

    Dr. Amanda Jill Esslinger Helton, OD
    Optometrist (Eye & Vision Specialist)
    250 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209
    acceptingPatients-iconAccepting patients


    Optometrist (Eye & Vision Specialist)
    2198 Columbiana Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
    acceptingPatients-iconAccepting patients


    Optometrist (Eye & Vision Specialist)
    2700 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
    acceptingPatients-iconAccepting patients
    See All Specialists

    Doctors by Category