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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 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 ‘Perfect’ 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 first signs of dry eyes are itchy, scratchy, and watery eyes. This condition is caused by a shortage of tears or a decline in tear quality.

The good news is that at Dr. Torrey J. Carlson & Associates, you can find effective and long-lasting dry eye treatment. Your consultation with your eye doctor will include an evaluation of your symptoms, as well as the quantity and quality of your tears, followed with a customized treatment plan to help you live life to the fullest.

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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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Healthy Eyes. Happy Life.
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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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Our Eye care Blog

Ortho-K – Your passport to Visual Freedom

Orthokeratology, commonly referred to as ortho-k, presents a remarkable non-surgical vision correction procedure that employs specialized gas permeable contact lenses worn overnight during sleep to gently reshape the cornea, ultimately rectifying one's vision. The cornea plays a pivotal role as the eye's front...

Understanding True Ocular Emergencies: When to seek immediate help

Injuries and accidents can often lead us to downplay their seriousness, thinking, "I can handle it on my own" or "It can wait until tomorrow." Unfortunately, our judgment can be far from accurate, especially when it comes to our eyes. Knowing when to...

How Safe Is It To Rinse Your Eyes With Tap Water?

While many people turn to tap water to rinse their eyes, it may not always be safe. Find out when to use water, and what to use when you can't!