Dr. Torrey J Carlson and Associates

Independent Doctor of Optometry
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carlson Eye Care Centers' vision is to be the industry leader in eyecare and eyewear by concentrating on a patient centric approach in providing a new standard of quality, convenience and innovation in a caring and compassionate manner. Dr. Carl...
Carlson Eye Care Centers' vision is to be the industry leader in eyecare and eyewear by concentrating on a patient centric approach in providing a new standard of quality, convenience and innovation in a caring and compassionate manner.
Dr. Carlson & Associates can help diagnose, manage, treat, and detect subtle changes in your eyes year over year. Come visit our offices at and let us help you see and look your best. Our doctors are here to provide the professional eye care near you, to guarantee you have the clearest vision. Call today to schedule an appointment for your annual eye exam.
Services
  • Contact Lens Examination
  • Contact Lens Fittings
  • Online Scheduling
  • Same Day Exams
  • Walk-in Exams
  • Clarifye - Digital eye exam that shows you more
  • Digital Retinal Imaging
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Eye Exams
  • Telehealth
Exam Fees
  • Eye Exam Starting Fee $89.00 Includes Dilation
  • Contact Lens Starting Fee $149.00 Includes Fitting Fee,Includes Eyeglass Exam
  • Retinal Imaging Fee $19.00
Insurance/Discount Plans
We accept most insurances, including:
  • EyeMed
  • Avesis
  • BCBS
  • Blue View
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • Avesis
  • BCBS
  • Blue View
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • March Vision
  • Medicare
  • Superior/Block/Davis
  • UHC/ Spectera
Payment Types
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Lenscrafters Credit Card
  • Care Card
  • Cash
  • Check
Languages
  • English
Location
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Dr. Torrey J Carlson and Associates
2100 Hamilton Place Blvd
Ste 147
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
US
Phone:
Fax:

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tue9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wed9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thu9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Fri9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sat9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sun1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dr. Torrey Carlson
Dr. Carlson was born in Escanaba, Michigan. He married his wife Amy in 1995, They moved to Tennessee after graduation. They have four children Masey, Lizzie, Allie, and Jack and an Irish setter, Sadie. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, antiques, reading, golfing, basketball.
Education
  • Attended Ferris State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended the now-Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, graduating in 1995.
Experience
  • Doctor of Optometry therapeutic Tennessee and Virginia American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • TN Optometric Association (TOA)
  • ALLDOCS
  • Northeast Tennessee Society of Optometric Physicians
  • East TN Optometric Association (ETOA). Board of Optometry
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Dr. Abigail Donigian
Dr. Donigian grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, and recently moved to Chattanooga with her fiancé, Quinn, in 2021. Dr. Donigian enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her fiancé have a beagle, Boone.
Education
  • Southern College of Optometry Doctorate Degree.
  • Undergraduate studies at University of New England -BS Biology
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Frequently Asked Questions
When should I see an optometrist?
When should I see an optometrist?
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You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
What should I bring to my eye exam?
What should I bring to my eye exam?
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You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.
How do I know if my child needs glasses?
How do I know if my child needs glasses?
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Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
How does vision change with age?
How does vision change with age?
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Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
Who can wear contact lenses?
Who can wear contact lenses?
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Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with your optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.
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DON’T LOSE YOUR 2021 VISION BENEFITS

Your vision benefits may be expiring at the end of the year*. Right now is the perfect time to see your eye doctor and use your vision insurance. Your plan may cover eye exams, glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses, therefore you may pay little or nothing out-of-pocket*. Our trusted optometrists will provide a comprehensive eye exam with the latest technology, to keep your eyes healthy year after year. Don’t forget about your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars, so you can save even more at the end of the day. Don’t wait to schedule your eye exam and take advantage of your vision benefits today! *Insurance plans may vary. Check your benefits for more details.

CLARIFYE - The Digital Eye Exam That Shows You More

We focus on your eyes, but we are also committed to your overall health. The CLARIFYE digital eye exam provides an advanced and precise eye care experience for your best vision, can pinpoint changes in your eye health over time, and can tailor prescriptions for day and night. This state-of-the-art digital eye exam technology can also help me diagnose health problems like diabetes and glaucoma. Your visits will be different from now on. CLARIFYE helps reduce the ‘which is better 1 or 2’ guesswork of traditional eye exam methods for most patients. CLARIFYE maps the unique fingerprint of your eyes, and you will leave knowing you have a precisely pinpointed, customized prescription and a new insight into your health.