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Meet The Doctors And Staff

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At Karns Vision Center, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Knoxville patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Knoxville optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Knoxville staff and make an appointment.

Our Doctors


Our Staff

  • Dr.
    Shane Presson

    Dr. Shane received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in June of 1995.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennesee Association of Optometric Physicians. 


  • Dr.
    Michelle Presson

    Dr. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in June of 1996.  She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennesee Association of Optometric Physicians. 


  • Michelle Beavers
    Office Manager

    Michelle has been with Karns Vision Center since the doors were opened in 2008. She is instrumental in all aspects of our office and patient care. She has over 15 years of experience in medical/vision billing and coding.  Michelle strives to ensure things run smoothly for our patients.

  • Kirsten
    Optical Director

    Kirsten strives to make each patient feel welcome by greeting them as they walk through the door.  Along with assisting patient with questions & scheduling appointments, Kirsten can be found in our optical department or repairing glasses.

  • Kaitlyn
    Ophthalmic Technician

    Kaitlyn is our lead ophthalmic technician who assists our doctors by conducting visual field tests, as well as other medical tests or photos needed by the doctor; pre-tests patients, and assists patients with eyewear sales.

  • Kelsey
    Ophthalmic Technician

    Kelsey is effective in all parts of our office. You may find her in the exam rooms working as a technician or up front checking in patients, teaching insertion & removal or assisting in the optical.

  • Zoë
    Digital Media Coordinator & Front Desk

    Zoe is one of our front desk assistants.  She is in charge of verifying insurance benefits & strives to make sure patients have the best experience they can at our practice. Zoe updates our Facebook page & creates our monthly newsletters.  

  • Sarah
    Optical Assistant

    We are so excited to introduce the newest member of our team!  Sarah assists patients in finding frames that fit their style and budget.  

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Hours of Operation

*Fri: appts till 12 pm, office open all day*

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed