By Mike Steely
With two locations, four doctors, and state of the art technology, you’ll find The Eye Group has just about everything you need in family eye care.
“We value our patients,” says Kristy Chapman, Manager of The Eye Group’s 7220 Chapman Highway location. The Eye Group also has had an office in Farragut for 23 years. With four experienced doctors rotating between the two offices you’ll always find one available for eye exams. The doctors are Dorian Lain, Joseph Manning, Blake Rust and Randy Dutton.
The Eye Group has been at the South Knoxville location for 19 years. It is just off the highway behind Burger King and the office not only offers exams and prescriptions but also has a large selection of eyewear, affordable and designer frames and prescription sunglasses. The doctors can also diagnose health problems during an eye exam including diabetes, high blood pressure and eye injuries.
“One of the best way to tell about health is through the eyes,” Chapman told The Focus.
The offices offer care before and after LASIK surgery and often consult with area LASIK surgeons in order to provide the best care.
The Chapman Highway location has a six-person staff and Chapman mentioned that South Knoxville is “a great place to be” and they love the area.
“We see several generations of patients and we really care for children and the elderly,” she said, adding, “And we accept most insurance plans and offer financial options.”
She recalled a little boy who came in after cataract surgery to be fitted with glasses. Chapman said the look on his face when he realized he could see was unforgettable.
“People have wonderful reactions when they realize they can see,” she explained.
“We don’t charge for adjustments or repairs,” Chapman said.
The Eye Group is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on most Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12:30.
You can call The Eye Group on Chapman Highway at (865) 577-4492 or find them on the internet at www.theeyegroup.net. The Kingston Pike office can be reached at (865) 966-2020.