As a student of UABSO, he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, American Optometric Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrist and Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity. Upon graduation, Dr. Ivey received the VSP Excellence in Primary Care Award, Gas Permeable Contact Lens Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham Deans Award and the BSK Honors Award for highest GPA. He and his wife, Audrey, currently reside in the Clarkdale community. Dr. Ivey enjoys fishing, hunting and landscaping in his spare time. He and Audrey have two children, Paisley and Asher.