Dr. Eric Sputh enjoys ophthalmology and the opportunity to serve patients and their vision care needs. As a fourth generation physician, the values of compassion and competence were modeled to him by his father and grandfathers. These values as well as honesty and integrity are some of the standards you can expect to find under Dr. Sputh’s care.
Dr. Sputh’s academic background began at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN where he was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and graduated Magne Cum Laude. Dr. Sputh completed his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine. He was awarded membership into Alpha Omicron Alpha medical honor society during his junior year. After medical school, Dr. Sputh completed his internship at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, S.C. Dr. Sputh learned the skills of ophthalmology from his training at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Cole Eye Institute.
Dr. Sputh has dedicated his career to private practice since completion of his training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2001. In August of 2006, Dr. Sputh purchased the ophthalmology practice of Wilfred W. Yeargan, MD in Tuscaloosa, AL. Dr. Sputh lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife and three children and is an enthusiastic member of Five Points Baptist Church in Northport, AL. Dr. Sputh currently serves on the board of the Family Counseling Center in Tuscaloosa. He is also involved with medical education as a clinical instructor of medical students attending the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Sputh also shares his expertise on a variety of topics for the Lifelong Learning program at the University of Alabama.