Dr. Brad Drake – Optometrist

Dr.DrakeDr. Drake was born and raised in Hartselle, where he graduated with honors from Hartselle High School in 1995. Dr. Drake continued his education at UAB, where in 1999, he graduated Cum Laude with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. In May 2003, Dr. Drake received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the UAB School of Optometry. Dr. Drake is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Alabama Optometric Association.

Dr. Drake had always hoped to return to Hartselle to open his own practice. Immediately following graduation in 2003, he came home and began the process of doing just that. After a few months of planning and renovations, Drake Eye Center officially opened for business on September 29, 2003. The business remained in the Morgan Shopping Center for a little over 7 years, and at the end of 2010, moved to a newly constructed, free-standing facility.

Dr. Drake has been happily married to his wife Stacy (Strickland), also a native of Hartselle, since 2003. They have two children, a daughter named Brantley (born in 2005) and a son named Jack (born in 2007). Dr. Drake and his family live in Hartselle (and always will). In his spare time, Dr. Drake enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and is an avid sports fan, especially the sports in which his children are involved. Dr. Drake and his wife are also members of Fairview – The Grace Place in Falkville.