Hardin Valley Now Open!

University Eye Specialists officially opened its new Hardin Valley office on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m.  The new office, which opened to the public on Feb. 7, is located at 2547 Willow Point Way, off Hardin Valley Road in Creek Side Professional Park. It offers convenient parking, expanded on-site diagnostic capabilities and an updated optical department. Guests will enjoy … Read More

Physician Spotlight: Dr. James Doss

Dr. Doss hikes and backpacks locally throughout the year but tries to plan a large trip with a friend he met while in medical school, at least annually. This year’s trip was a 5-day, 64 mile backpacking trip through Wyoming’s Wind River Range during the first week of September. Temperatures ranged between the mid 20’s and high 60’s, which were … Read More

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Lauren Harris

Dr. Lauren Harris is a cornea specialist. When she started college, she thought she might want to be a pilot; however, her love of medicine took over. She earned a degree in biomedical engineering with highest honors before going on to medical school. Toward the end of medical school, she realized ophthalmology would be a good fit for her as … Read More

University Eye Specialists brings Corneal Cross-Linking to East Tennessee

University Eye Specialists, Knoxville’s premier ophthalmology practice since 1935, is now the first and only practice in East Tennessee to offer the FDA approved cross-linking therapy for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery – two progressive and sight threatening eye conditions that affect more than 160,000 Americans.  Corneal cross-linking is used to stiffen corneas that have … Read More

University Eye Specialists Welcomes Dr. Jordan Masters

Dr. Jordan Masters is a cornea specialist who truly enjoys using his expertise to positively impact the lives of those he cares for. Dr. Masters knows firsthand the impact that it makes on an individual when he restores their sight and improves their quality of life. He, therefore, unabashedly describes ophthalmology as an “awesome privilege” and could not imagine practicing … Read More

Life without Glare

Purchasing a new pair of eyeglasses can be a daunting task.  Outside of the fact that you are selecting your “new look” and solidifying your style for the next 12-24 months, there are also all of the lens options to wade through.  Thankfully, the highly trained opticians at University Eye Specialists are ready to walk you through the myriad of … Read More

Eclipse Safety – Don’t be left in the Dark

On August 21st Tennesseans, as well as families across America, will be fixated on a once in a lifetime event – a total solar eclipse.  It is this potential ‘fixation’ that is causing some concern within the eyecare community at large.  The physicians at University Eye Specialists want to provide you with the knowledge needed to have a fun and … Read More

Dr. Rouse and wife Gina compete in Boston Marathon

Dr. Rouse and his wife Gina competed in the 2017 Boston Marathon. Gina ran in the Elite Women’s Start. She came in 30th in her division, 37th for females and 87th overall. Her net time was 02:57:02. She is also the female winner of the 2017 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.