Dr. Benavides has been in private practice in Eufaula for over 30 years. He received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the American and Alabama Optometric Association. Dr. Benavides is well known in academic circles and has lectured extensively in the US, South America and in Europe on a variety of eye health topics. He is active in the community and holds consulting privileges as a member of the medical staff at Medical Center Barbour (formerly Lakeview Community Hospital).
Born and raised here in the Bluff City, Dr. Laura B. Sage is one of Eufaula, Alabama’s very own. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2004 from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She then went on to receive her Optometry Doctorate from The University of Alabama’s Birmingham campus (UAB). Her practice continues to grow and prosper due to her dedication to her patients and her understanding of the community’s eye and health care needs. Her years of skillful practice have led to her primary interest – managing and treating dry eye disease. In treating dry eye, she realized that skincare and self-care play a major role in maintaining long term relief of dry eye symptoms. This understanding led her to establish Luminary Eyes + Aesthetics.
She is active in the community and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Alabama Optometric Association.