How to Choose the Best Optometrist in Knoxville, TN

Choosing the right optometrist should never be rushed. You want to choose a team that has the experience you can trust as well as technology that creates a comfortable and comprehensive experience. 

What makes a good optometrist

Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical has been providing quality eye care you can trust to  Knoxville and the surrounding area since 2009. Dr. Thompson and Dr. Abbott are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to their patients with cutting-edge technology in a comfortable environment. 

Finding the Best Optometrist in Knoxville

When asking “who’s the best eye doctor near me,” look no further than Dr. Travis Thompson and Dr. Catherine Abbott of Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical. Since 2009, the team at Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical has been providing the highest quality vision care to Knoxville, TN, and the surrounding area. 

Dr. Travis Thompson, O.D., is a Knoxville native. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science concentrating on biochemistry. He then went on to become a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2013. 

As an optometrist, Dr. Thompson enjoys:

  • Diagnosing and managing ocular diseases
  • Fitting contact lenses and eyeglasses
  • Providing expert care to busy professionals
  • Working with kids and families

He is an active member of multiple optometric associations and loves running Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical alongside his wife, Dr. Catherine Abbott.

Dr. Catherine Abbott grew up in Salem, VA, and attended the University of Virginia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She then moved on to the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she earned her O.D. in 2013.

To round out her education, she completed a one-year residency program with the Salem VA Medical Center. This gave her an opportunity to work with a variety of complex cases, including various eye diseases, with expertise and compassion. Dr. Abbott is also an active member of multiple optometric associations to stay ahead of the curve on the latest developments in research and technology for vision health.

Interested in learning more about the Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical difference? Check out our About Us page to find out!

Discover the Best Vision Center in Knoxville

Our area is fortunate to have so many optical centers, but few can match the technology at Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical. We’ve outfitted our location with the most cutting-edge technology possible to provide you with the highest quality of care and treatment. When you choose us, you can be confident that your eye exams will be comprehensive and comfortable.

To make your eye exams more comfortable, we provide:

  • Advanced technology
  • Puff-free eye exams
  • High-quality imaging

Advanced Technology

We’re a long way from completely replacing eye dilation for the most comprehensive eye exams. However, the Optos Daytona comes pretty close. It creates a 200° single-capture image to give us a detailed picture of your retina

Puff-Free Eye Exams

Few people enjoy having air puffed into their eyes, no matter how important it is for detecting glaucoma. With the iCare Tonometer, we can check for the early signs of glaucoma without the anxiety-inducing puff of air! It provides you with the glaucoma-detecting that you need without the stress.

High-Quality Imaging

Getting the best images of your eyes is essential for your vision health. That’s why we use the Avanti OCT to capture the highest quality images of your eyes. This helps us be proactive with your vision health to detect eye diseases such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease

This ensures peace of mind when you get a comprehensive eye exam at Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical.

Want to learn more about how we can help keep your eyes healthy? Check out our Eye Diseases page to find out how our technology helps protect your vision.

Since 2009, Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical has been providing patients with the highest quality of care. Dr. Thompson and Dr. Abbott are dedicated to being at the forefront of developments in treatment while creating a comfortable atmosphere for Knoxville and the surrounding area. 

Are you ready to find your new optometrist? Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical has been serving Knoxville since 2009. Dr. Travis Thompson and Dr. Catherine Abbott specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems and are committed to improving the quality of life in the Knoxville community through enhanced vision. Located at 10904 Spring Bluff Way, you can schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (865) 888-0892.

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"Dr. Thompson is super professional, and has some of the best 'bedside manner' that I have ever witnessed from any doctor. His staff was very helpful in assisting me with picking out regular frames and sunglasses. I’d happily recommend Dr. Thompson to anyone looking for a eye doctor."
Cody C.