Meet The Doctors And Staff

staff-page

At Karns Vision, 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians. 


  • Michelle Beavers
    Office Manager

    Michelle has been with Karns Vision 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 Assistant

    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
    Optical Director

    Kelsey manages our optical department & is effective in all parts of our office. She meets with industry reps to ensure up to date products and market knowledge.  

  • Zoë
    Digital Media Coordinator

    Zoë updates our Facebook page & creates our monthly newsletters. She is also one of our front desk assistants and strives to make sure patients have the best experience they can at our practice. 

  • Sarah
    Optical Assistant

    Sarah assists patients in finding frames that fit their style and budget.  She will help you take full advantage of your vision insurance benefits. 

  • Samantha
    Ophthalmic Assistant

    Sam performs pre-testing, teaches insertion and removal to new contact lens wears & helps in our optical. 

  • Canon
    Ophthalmic Assistant

    Canon is the newest member of our staff & Dr. Shane & Dr. Michelle's youngest son. He helps our doctors with pre-testing & is learning about the optical side.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you.

Location

Find us on the map

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