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.
Kathy L. ShamblinOD
“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.
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 (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.