Paul D. Froula, MD

Paul D. Froula, MD

Joined University Eye Specialists: 1992

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diseases & Surgery of the Eye, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Paul D. Froula is a highly regarded ophthalmologist and premier LASIK surgeon in the region who has significantly improved the vision and quality of life for thousands of patients. He has been a dedicated member of University Eye Specialists since 1992 and has developed a loyal patient base that now includes second-generation family members. Dr. Froula’s commitment to patient care and the clinic’s reputation as a leading practice in the region were what drew him to the organization, and he has remained there ever since.

Dr. Froula received his medical degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota prior to joining University Eye Specialists. He finds his work particularly gratifying as he has the opportunity to help people with impaired vision regain their sight, thanks to advanced technology.

Dr. Froula’s expertise in LASIK surgery has earned him a reputation as the premier LASIK surgeon in the region. He uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to help patients achieve clear vision and reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts. His patients appreciate the excellent care they receive and the results they experience.

One of the benefits of working at University Eye Specialists is the ability to consult with expert colleagues in multiple sub-specialties. Patients can remain at the practice for a wide range of eye care needs, and referrals are made among physicians to ensure patients receive the highest level of care.

In his free time, Dr. Froula enjoys spending time with his wife, Dana, and their three adult children, Ryan, Jessica, and Andrew. They enjoy family activities and trips to the beach. Dr. Froula has a passion for biking, golf, and gardening. The family also enjoys their three miniature schnauzers, Presley (a rescue from Memphis), Casper, and J.J.

Dr. Froula is an active member of the International Medical Alliance of Tennessee, which provides medical mission work overseas. He takes great pride in giving back to the community and helping those in need.

  • BA: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • MD: East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Internship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Board Certification: Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989; American Board of Ophthalmology, 1994
  • Cityview Magazine Top Docs, Ophthalmology, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, clinical assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Ophthalmology, 1993-present
Minimal wait time. Friendly staff. Dr Froula is excellent with his patient care services!
Rhonda L.
University Eye Specialists and Dr, Froula are the best. The technicians are very thorough and so is Dr. Froula. If you have any questions, he is ready to answer them. I am really glad that I go there for my eye appointments.
Vincent C.
Dr. Froula recently performed my cataract removal surgery and implanted a new lens. He and his staff worked well as a team, making my experience pleasant, pain free and best of all, giving me back my vision. The world is so much brighter now. I can’t wait to have my other eye done in 2 weeks.
Nikki J.
I had a great experience with my consultation for LASIK. All the staff and Dr Froula were awesome.
Kelly J.
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