John D. Dunson, O.D.
Southern Eye Group

Dr. Dunson has been practicing optometry since 1979. Dr. Dunson was born and raised in Tallassee, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Auburn with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Optometry. From there, he attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1979. Dr. Dunson is certified in Injectables and Minor Surgical Procedures.

Dr. Dunson provides full-scope patient care including comprehensive eye exams, ‘difficult to fit’ contact lenses, ocular disease, and pre & post-operative management of cataract, oculoplastic, and refractive surgery (Lasik) patients. In addition, Dr. Dunson provides treatment and management of glaucoma, dry eye syndrome (DES), computer vision syndrome (CVS) as well as other diseases such as macular degeneration (ARMD).

Areas of Focus

  • Comprehensive Eye Care
  • Contact Lenses
  • Ocular Disease
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Treatment & Management
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Computer Vision Syndrome

Dunson lives in Daphne, Alabama with his wife Deanne (a local attorney) and their two girls, Katherine (10) and Joanna (8).  He currently spends most of his spare time at gymnastics meets, soccer games, and Bayshore Christian School events. He is an active member of Jubilee Baptist Church and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.  While it has taken many years to adopt a hobby, Dr. Dunson has recently picked one to try – fly fishing.

We are OPEN to continue to provide the highest quality eye care to our patients. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we are limiting the number of patients in our practice at any one time through virtual waiting rooms, limiting 1 guest per patient and also following strict hygiene protocols. In the abundance of caution for our patients, staff, and doctors we ask if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms that you call our office to reschedule your appointment: cough, fever, chills, or sore throat.

We are now offering telemedicine appointments for qualifying visit types. Please call us for our doctors' to determine if this would apply to you. Telemedicine visits are currently covered by the following insurances: Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, HealthSpring, Tricare and United Health Care.

As always, we are here to help in any way that we can.

Please contact our office at 251-990-3937 for more information.