Dr. Birdsong grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and since the young age of 12 the field of Optometry has held a place in her heart. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State University, and went on to pursue her dream at Indiana University School of Optometry. She now returns to her home town with an intense desire to serve her community. During her academic career she was a member of the American Optometric Student Association along with its Sports Vision Sector, the National Optometric Student Association, and was a representative of Indiana University Professional Student Organization.
Dr. Birdsong has had extensive externship experiences which provided her with much knowledge in full-scope optometry. Her externships emphasized pediatrics, geriatrics, low vision, vision therapy, post-operative care, cataract evaluations, and contact lenses. She also performed many ocular disease co-management exams at Omni Medical center right here in Atlanta. Dr. Birdsong also had the privilege of providing care to veteran patients at a Neuro-psychiatric Veteran Hospital located in Maryland, where ocular disease and emergencies were handled on-site. She plans to bring all these skills, great service, and quality eye care to every patient she serves.
Dr. Birdsong has a strong fondness for Geriatric and Pediatric Optometry, Ocular disease, Sports Vision, Optometry Associated Mission Work, and Contact Lenses with and emphasis on Bi-focal contacts. She loves taking the time to understand her patient’s ocular needs as well as their wants, and is happy to offer knowledge of the field to every one she serves. She feels patient education is essential to quality care, and she continues to expand her optometric education in order to fulfill this belief. Outside of the clinic she enjoys writing, movies, travel, and just spending good quality time with friends and family.