Cheryl Norton
Cheryl is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Society of America. She has been a Tennessee state licensed optician for over thirty years. When Cheryl is not skydiving, playing guitar or relaxing on the white sands of the Siesta Keys she is in our optical helping patients not only see their best, but look their best, too! Cheryl is truly passionate about what she does. She realizes the dual purpose of the optician as a fashion consultant as well as an exacting ophthalmic professional. Every day in the optical is rewarding – and according to Cheryl, “making sure that the patient leaves happy is my number one concern.”

Stephanie Boruff
Stephanie has been with University Eye Specialists for over twenty years. She has spent most of that time at our University of Tennessee Medical Center facility. Recently, Stephanie transitioned to our Maryville office where she has an exceptional knack for matching her patients up with frames that reflect their personality. Stephanie loves staying active through jogging, and lifting weights – but most of all finds pleasure in spending time with her 3 precious grandchildren. Stephanie “considers it a blessing to be able to improve the quality of her patient’s lives.” She also admits that it is “a bonus getting to work alongside some of the best eye doctors in the industry!”

Phyllis Bennett-Sells
Phyllis has been a highly regarded member of the Tennessee Dispensing Opticians Association since 1985; even serving as their Seargant at Arms. She has also been a member of the Roane State Opticianry board for over 20 years where she uses her experience as a licensed optician to guide the direction of their program. Having worked in the optical industry for over 30 years, Phyllis is a true subject matter expert – and it shows in her patient care. While away from work Phyllis enjoys singing, reading, and even riding her motorcycle! Phyllis loves being an optician because she “enjoys making people’s lives better any way she can.” This is reflected in the many long-lasting relationships that she has forged with patients over the years as an optician with University Eye Specialists.

Kristina Burns
Kristina is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Society of America. She is a Tennessee state licensed optician and graduate of the Roane State optical program where she earned her AAS in opticianry. Kristina loves the outdoors, and especially enjoys spending time with her family – camping and traveling when she has the opportunity. As an optician, she enjoys being able to work one-on-one with patients. This is where she can share exciting information that she knows will benefit her patients and exceed their needs. Kristina is passionate about the field and is “looking forward to many more years of helping people see better at UES.”