EyeCare Optical

EyeCare Optical is a well-respected resource throughout East Tennessee for eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and safety glasses. Our team of board-certified optometrists and licensed opticians are available to assess your vision and help you find lenses that will help you see clearly, comfortably. With multiple locations, we are sure to have a neighborhood-based office that is convenient for you.

Eye Exams in Knoxville

Regular eye exams are the very best way to protect your eyes – even if you aren’t having any vision problems. Some eye diseases don’t have symptoms in the early stages, but these can be identified during routine eye exams. The sooner you get treatment, the better chance you’ll have at preserving your vision. Be sure to share any vision concerns, symptoms you may be having and family history of eye disease with your eye doctor.

$135 Eye Exams without Dilation

When your eyes are dilated during an eye exam, you may need to have someone drive you home if it takes your pupils a long time to return to normal size. We offer dilation-free eye exams that still provide a comprehensive assessment of your eye health without the hassles of blurry vision after your appointment.

Eye Exam Tests

During an eye exam, we may perform some of these tests:

  • Current refractive error measurement using retinoscopy (to identify nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism)
  • Optical coherence tomography to take cross-section pictures of your retina
  • Matrix visual field to detect blind spots
  • Retinal photography to take a high-resolution photo of your retina
  • Endothelial microscopy to assess the inner layer of your cornea
  • Oculus Pentacam to take photos of your cornea, crystalline lens and anterior chamber
  • Optomap for retinal imaging
  • Eye pressure measurement to identify glaucoma
  • Eye health using a silt-lamp
  • Eye misalignment using cover tests

Our doctors may even detect signs of other health problems during routine exams such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and other medical conditions.


Frames are not one-size-fits-all! We carry an abundance of shapes, sizes, colors and patterns in budget-friendly and designer frames. Our opticians can help you select frames that showcase your personality and then fit them so they will rest comfortably on your face.

Designer Frames

Stop by any of our locations to see our selection of designer frames:

  • Optique 865 (our exclusive line of fashionable, durable, affordable frames)
  • Nike
  • Marchon
  • Calvin Klein
  • Nomad
  • Koali
  • Lightec
  • Kate Spade
  • Lily Pulitzer
  • Penguin
  • Kensie
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Maui Jim
  • Costa Del Mar
  • Silhouette
  • Nine West
  • Saks Fifth Ave

Lens Technology for Glasses in Knoxville

We offer a large variety of lenses to match your lifestyle and budget.


Progressive lenses that utilize digital, free-form technology for multi-vision options.

Crizal Coatings

Anti-reflection lenses to reduce glare including Crizal Sapphire, nearly invisible lenses that minimize glare and reflections.

Blue Light / Computer Glasses

Protects your eyes from harmful, retina-damaging blue light and reduces eye irritations.

Transitions Color Changing Lenses

Signature VII with Chromea8 technology lenses are responsive to over 200 different lighting conditions and get darker than other lenses on bright, hot days

Safety and Sports Glasses

Safety goggles and glasses with high impact resistance.


Polarized sunglasses that block 99-100% of UV-A and UV-B radiation.

Our experienced opticians will calibrate the horizontal and vertical lens alignment so you are looking through the optical center of your lens. This not only provides the clearest vision possible but also helps prevent eye strain and headaches.

Contact Lenses in Knoxville

Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses, but only if they are properly fitted for your unique eyes. Our expert team can fit your eyes with the right type of contact lens for your unique vision problems and lifestyle. We can help you learn the best ways to care for your lenses to avoid an eye infection. We carry a wide variety of lens options including:

  • Bifocal or multifocal lenses
  • Colored or special-effect contacts
  • Daily disposable lenses
  • Extended wear soft lenses
  • Toric lenses for astigmatism
  • Rigid, gas permeable lenses
  • Scleral lenses to help heal damaged corneas
  • Lenses for dry eye
  • Lenses for keratoconus

Why Choose Us?

EyeCare Optical has served the East Tennessee community with optical care since 1952. We feel it’s important to have local, hometown optical shops that offer trustworthy expertise. That’s why we have expanded to multiple locations throughout East Tennessee. When you choose us, you’ll receive premium treatment every step of the way. If you need an eye exam, glasses or contact lenses, we’re simply the best choice in East Tennessee.

Our Optometrists

Our board-certified optometrists in Knoxville are fully ingrained in the East Tennessee community and are committed to helping our patients protect their vision through eye exams. We also have a full staff of licensed opticians to help you choose lenses and frames that meet your needs.

  • C. Allyn Hildebrand, O.D.
  • Daniel Horton, O.D.
  • Joy Stone, O.D.
  • Sharon Billingsley, O.D.
  • Gregory Everett, O.D.
  • Kathryn V. Kibler, O.D.
  • Alyssa Invergo, O.D., F.A.A.O.
  • Elick Combs, O.D.
  • Rachel R. Williams, O.D., M.P.H.
  • Shawn Sussmane, O.D.

“Excellent experience and special Thanks to Dr. Haan and technician Cindy for their expertise, caring and taking the time to answer all of my questions and concerns. My new prescription is perfect and my eyes are happy :)”
Barb W.