Dr. Torrey J Carlson & Associates

Independent Doctor of Optometry
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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. Carlso...
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, 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
  • Computer Vision
Exam Fees
  • Eye Exam Starting Fee $89.00 Includes Dilation
  • Contact Lens Starting Fee $149.00 Includes Fitting Fee,Includes Eyeglass Exam
  • Dilation Fee $0.00
  • Retinal Imaging Fee $39.00
Insurance/Discount Plans
We accept most insurances, including:
  • EyeMed
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Care
  • EyeMed
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Care
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • NVA
  • Superior/ Block
  • United Healthcare
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 & Associates
5449 Washington Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
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Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SunClosed

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed
Dr. Cynthia Boger
Dr. Boger has gone on an optometry mission trip to Belize and would like to go on many more in the future. She enjoys hiking, biking, painting, reading, and cooking in her free time. Dr. Boger grew up in Central Florida, and recently moved to Knoxville from Orlando, Florida.
Education
  • She graduated magna cum laude in 2014 from University of Central Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and a minor in Medical Anthropology. She then attended optome
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Dr. Jacquelyn Short
Therapeutic Optometry Dr Short has been on multiple Optometry mission trips to Central America and Asia. She enjoys playing with her dogs, exploring Jeep trails, hiking, water sports, church activities, and baking
Education
  • Magna Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in 2014
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Dr. Stephanie Cunningham
Therapeutic Optometry Contact Lenses Ortho K Dr. Cunningham enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family, camping, hiking, and playing with her puppy.
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Bio-medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in German from Western Michigan University and graduated from Michigan College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry degree.
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Dr. Steven Smith
Contact Lenses Therapeutic Optometry Outside the office he is an instructor for Operation Boot Camp Knoxville. Dr. Smith is a world traveler and enjoys learning how nutrition and exercise affect ocular health.
Education
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville alumnus. He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 1979.
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Dr. Thomas Bandy
Therapeutic Optometry Contact Lenses Dr. Bandy enjoys traveling, spending time with family, cooking, and trout fishing.
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Tennessee State University in 1976. Graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1981 with a Doctor Of Optometry degree.
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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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USE YOUR NEW VISION BENEFITS

The best time to schedule your annual eye exam is now! Your vision benefits may have renewed at the beginning of the year*. You’ll always get the most out of your annual eye exam because we use the latest innovative technology that helps us provide you with a complete picture of your eye health and vision. Not only do we accept most vision plans for eye exams, but your plan may also cover eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses too. You can also get the most out of your Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars, so even more savings at the end of the day. Schedule your eye exam online today! *Insurance plans may vary. Consult 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.