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Welcome to Bedford Vision and Eye Clinic

Where we care for people, not just their eyes.

Drs. Kathy L. Shamblin, Kay Gregory and Kelly A Sanderson take a holistic approach to eyecare. This means we consider everything related to your eyesight – including your general health and your visual skills – from your thorough exam to the custom, needs-based eyecare plan. For us, vision care isn’t just a business. It is a profession devoted to taking care of you, helping you see well and ensuring that you’re always satisfied.

Because your eyesight is precious, you deserve complete, leading-edge eyecare from caring, dedicated professionals.

Our mission is to protect your eyesight throughout your lifetime and prevent the development and progression of eye diseases. For this reason, we use today’s most advanced techniques and equipment to thoroughly understand your vision and eye health and detect problems as early as possible.
In addition to being among the only vision care practices offering vision therapy, corneal refractive therapy and nutrition counseling, we have (and are trained and credentialed to use) the very latest eyecare technologies in our office

See better and protect the health of your eyes. For leading-edge care for your eyes and your eyesight, trust the team of dedicated, highly trained and experienced eyecare professionals at Bedford Vision & Eye Clinic. We combine warmth and compassion with advanced, comprehensive eyecare.

Call us at 931-684-2197 today or schedule an appointment online.

Dr. Shamblin | Dr. Gregory | Dr. Sanderson 
Shelbyville Optometrists | Bedford Vision and Eye Clinic | 931-684-2197

915 Colloredo Blvd
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Kathy L. Shamblin

    “Serving others is an important part of who I am. It’s also at the very heart of being a healthcare professional in general and, more specifically, an eyecare specialist. I put patients first, because I know that it’s the key to having a positive impact on their vision, the health of their eyes and the quality of their lives. I’m proud of the training I’ve received and the quality of the care I’ve been able to provide to people in need. But each day brings new challenges, and I renew my commitment to doing my best and to helping others every time I meet a new patient.

    “After more than two decades as an optometrist, I have seen time and time again how important it is to practice eyecare that is all about people. I care for people, not just their eyes, and I make a point of treating each person I see as the most important person in the world. I strive to help people achieve their greatest potential, for which their eyesight is essential. And this means focusing not just on their visual acuity but also watching for and managing eye diseases, being mindful of nutrition’s role in their eye health, keeping them informed and enabled and – most of all – always offering my best.”

    Fellow: College of Optometrists in Vision Development
    OD: Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
    BS: Science, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
    Member: American Optometric Association (AOA), Tennessee Optometric Association, Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
    Continuing Education: Physiological-Based Eyecare, Nutrition-Response Testing, Dry Eye, Lens Symposium
    Awards: Optometric Recognition Award, Samuel Horner Jr. Award for Behavioral Optometry
    Lecturer: Lectures at local schools about vision & its role in learning
    Author: Published articles on dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration & eye- & vision-related nutrition

    In her spare time, Dr. Shamblin is an active member in her church and a Sunday School teacher.

  • Kay Gregory

    Dr. Gregory is a native of West Tennessee. She grew up in Martin where she attended Westview High School. She began her college career at the University of Tennessee Martin. In 1982, she continued her studies at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, minoring in Physics. She received her doctorate in 1986. After graduation, she spent her first three years in practice as a First Lieutenant and then as a Captain in the United States Air Force. She was stationed at Castle AFB, CA.

    Dr. Gregory is married and has three children. She enjoys singing and performed the National Anthem at a Nashville Sounds game in 2012. She sings in the praise band at her church and serves in the children's ministry.

  • Kelly Sanderson

    Kelly Sanderson (formerly Kelly Martin), O.D., grew up in Manchester, Tennessee and received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama School of Optometry in Birmingham, Alabama. As part of her training, Dr. Sanderson completed externships at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and at Cool Springs Eyecare in Franklin, Tennessee. Dr. Sanderson has volunteered on mission trips to Honduras, Dominican Republic and Mountain City, Tennessee where she provided eye care in rural areas. 

    After earning her doctorate, Dr. Sanderson completed advanced residency training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease and pre- and post- operative care at Eye Health Partners, located in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Columbia, Tennessee. She later became Center Director for two Eye Health Partners locations and was responsible for diagnosing and treating patients with advanced ocular disease and supervising clinics for ophthalmology specialists. 

    Dr. Sanderson provides comprehensive general and urgent care for patients of all ages including contact lens fittings and co-management of surgery patients. She evaluates patients for such conditions as dry eye, diabetes, glaucoma, cataract and macular degeneration. It is Dr. Sanderson's pleasure to serve the eye care needs of the Bedford County community. 

    Dr. Sanderson lives near Shelbyville with her husband and two fur babies. She enjoys many outdoor activities including camping, kayaking, hiking, gardening and of course, attending UT football games.

  • Kelly Harris

    Kelly Harris has been with Bedford Vision since March 2008. She has obtained her Paraoptometric Certification. She has also had extensive training in vision therapy. She performs preliminary testing with the patients including case history, measuring vision, and digital imaging of the eye. She enjoys working with patients in the vision therapy room to help develop skills such as tracking, accommodation and binocularity. She also assists in contact lens fitting and training.

    Kelly was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. She enjoys motorcycling with her husband, Chris, and spending time with her children, Kayla and Elijah. She also loves to spend time in fellowship with her church family.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "If anyone needs an eye doctor- go to Bedford Vision. Take it from someone who has been to so many eye doctors since the 3rd grade. Bedford Vision listens to you, and takes care of you. They always make sure they get the perfect product for you and your vision needs! In case you were wondering- I LOVE my new glasses!"
    Lynna R.
  • "The staff is very friendly and answers any questions you may have! I would recommend them to my family and friends!"
    Adrienne H.
  • "They help my baby to see again.. I love them.. Thanks again."
    Tasha T.

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