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At Dr. Torrey J. Carlson & Associates
We Make the Medical, Personal

We do not rush through our appointments and aim to get to know our patients on a personal and human level.


  • As independent Doctors of Optometry, we value good ol’ fashioned service. We pride ourselves on being able to personalize the eye care solutions our patients receive.
  • We’re open 7 days a week (yes, that includes Sunday) — and now with 8 locations serving the East Tennessee area, you don’t need to go far to find us! See our hours and locations here.
  • We invest in technology for increased accuracy and results. Because dilation isn’t required, our patients can enjoy enhanced comfort and convenience.
Meet Dr. Carlson: Founding Doctor
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A Destination for Excellence in Eye Care

We strive to provide the best quality eye care for our patients of all ages and ensure that they leave satisfied with their visit and wanting to come back next year!

Pediatric Eye Care & Children’s Myopia Control

First and foremost, we believe it's important to begin eye care at a young age. That's why we offer comprehensive eye exams to children starting from 4 to 5 years old. If your child is struggling in school, his or her eyes could be the source of poor grades and disruptive behavior.

Myopia (or nearsightedness) is rising due to the advent of digital technology (near activities) and limited outdoor time. And nearsightedness isn't simply an inconvenience—rapidly progressing myopia can place your child at risk of developing severe eye diseases later in life. Fortunately, myopia management can slow down or even halt your child's myopia progression.

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Contacts For Everyone—Not Just For ‘The Perfect’ set of Eyes

Have you been told that your eyes are irregularly shaped or that you can’t wear contacts? Well, we have great news for you! For the last 17 years, we've been fitting our keratoconus patients with custom-designed scleral lenses, providing unparalleled comfort and crisp vision.

And those with regularly shaped eyes can choose from a variety of contact lenses. We sell contact lenses in-office and online, all with FREE SHIPPING! If you enjoy the freedom of contact lenses, we have just the solution for you!

Dry Eye Affects All Ages—The Treatment Ageless

The initial indicators of dry eyes include itchiness, a scratchy sensation, and excessive tearing. This condition arises from either an inadequate production of tears or a deterioration in tear quality. Stats suggest, it tends to impact women over 40 more than men.

Fortunately, at Dr. Torrey J. Carlson & Associates, you can discover effective and enduring dry eye treatments. During your consultation with our eye specialists, we'll assess your symptoms along with the quantity and quality of your tears. Subsequently, we'll design a personalized treatment strategy aimed at enhancing your quality of life.

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Emergency Eye Care

Do you or a loved one have an eye emergency? We can help. We treat a wide variety of eye emergencies, ranging from red/painful eyes, pink eye, flashers and floaters as well as eye injuries. If you notice any sudden changes in your vision or eye health, don't hesitate to contact us for a prompt appointment.

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Enjoy the Freedom of Contact Lenses

Whether you’re seeking the visual comfort and durability of monthly-wear contact lenses or prefer the convenience and comfort of daily-wear contacts, we’ve you covered. No matter the type of contact lenses you seek, we have what you need to ensure you see and feel your very best.

Need a new or updated contact lens prescription? Visit one of our eye care centers for a contact lens eye exam and fitting. Our highly skilled and dedicated optometrists will evaluate your vision and eye health to fit you with the best contacts for your eyes and lifestyle.

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A Blog of Resources

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a critical eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss if left untreated, making early detection and management essential. This blog explores the condition and answers important questions, empowering patients and their caregivers with valuable information. By understanding the risk...

Dry Eyes and Allergies: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

This blog explores dry eye syndrome and allergies, detailing symptoms, causes, and the relationship between the two conditions. It provides an in-depth look at the innovative treatments offered by Dr. Torrey J. Carlson & Associates.

Unlocking Eye Health: The Essential Role of OCT and OPTOMAP Imaging

OCT and Optomap retinal imaging are essential for preventative eye care as they play a role in detecting hidden eye conditions in their early stages.