Jacque Short, O.D.

Knoxville – Turkey Creek, Knoxville – West Town Mall

Dr. Jacque Short grew up in a small town in Northwest Ohio. She moved to East Tennessee with her husband, Brice, in 2014. She has a son named Carter.


Dr. Short studied as a Biological Sciences Scholar with a Biology major at The Ohio State University. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in 2014.

Work history:

Dr. Short joined Dr. Carlson and Associates in 2018. Prior to that she worked at private practices in Kentucky and East Tennessee. She also completed externships in Memphis, Ohio, and at the Mountain Home VA in Johnson City, TN.


She is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA), Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (TAOP), and East Tennessee Society of Optometric Physicians (ETSOP).


Dr Short has been on multiple Optometry mission trips to Central America and Asia. She enjoys playing with her dogs, exploring Jeep trails, hiking, exercise, water sports, church activities, and baking.