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Your Local Eye Doctors in Southern Kentucky and North Tennessee

Meet the doctors at our eye care center in Southern Kentucky and North Tennessee.

From yearly eye exams to dry eye treatment, our full range of services will cover all your eye care needs. Our eye doctors tailor their approach to each individual patient in order to offer you the best vision care and solution possible. Looking after yourself never looked so good!

kevin GSP UID 934c44d6 9bbf 404f aa3a bc54b3a87de4
Jacksboro and Oneida, TN
Dr. Kevin Mysliwiec (miss-LEV-ick) has been with AEC since 1998. As a native of Proctor, West Virginia he attended Wheeling Jesuit University and earned a Biology degree in 1993. From there he went on to Southern College of Optometry, receiving his Doctorate in 1997. In his spare time Kevin enjoys...
frederick GSP UID 934c4eff 8627 4b91 b519 2a01d37d2730
As the founder of Associates in Eye Care, Dr. Frederick Martin’s vision has always been to improve the vision of others. In 1975, he began his optometry practice in Whitley City, Kentucky. Five years later, Dr. Gary Upchurch joined Dr. Martin with the opening of a second office in Albany,...
mark GSP UID 934c4071 5e82 42aa b0c0 85ac82465068
Somerset and Albany, KY
Dr. Jacobs was raised on a farm in Grayson, Kentucky. As a high school and college student, he earned money by growing and selling vegetables. After attending Morehead State University, he went on to earn his Doctorate in Optometry from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1990. He joined Associates in...
susanne GSP UID 934c43d7 55a4 4e68 a10c b37651e3f708
Russell Springs, KY
Dr. Lee is originally from Carlisle, Kentucky. She attended Morehead State University and graduated from Optometry school at Indiana University in 1991. She immediately moved to Russell Springs and opened Watkins Vision Center, where she practiced until joining Associates in Eye Care in 2016. Susanne enjoys tending to her flower...
lindsay GSP UID 934c47c7 92c8 40b6 849f 4bde6c29caa8
Optometry wasn’t always Dr McKinley’s goal. Growing up in Arkansas, she was a classically trained dancer who excelled at jazz and tap. In fact, Lindsay won several competitions and nearly pursued a career as a Rockette! Luckily for our patients, she chose to expand on her Chemistry degree from Arkansas...
stephen GSP UID 934c46c9 48a3 4c48 9f2c 28dbd5408eef
Stephen grew up in Maryland and was voted friendliest person in his high school graduating class. He stayed home to attend Frostburg State University and earn his Biology degree. From there he went on to graduate with a Doctorate in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in 2006. He and...
sandy GSP UID 934c4635 e2f3 464d be4f 34bc0330880d
Jacksboro, TN
Dr. Sandy Mysliwiec (miss-LEV-ick) is a Louisiana native who graduated Louisiana Tech in 1994 with a Chemistry degree. She went on to Southern College of Optometry and earned her Doctorate in Optometry in 1998. She and her husband, Kevin joined Associates in Eye Care that same year. When Sandy isn’t cooking...
todd GSP UID 934c430e db5f 4c02 9dba 33a82063d211
Williamsburg, KY
Dr. Overley is originally from Lexington, where he attended Transylvania University and graduated with honors in 1988 before earning his Doctorate in Optometry from UAB in 1994. He would join Associates in Eye Care the same year. During his tenure, he has served as clinical examiner for the National Board...
timothy GSP UID 934c48a5 52fe 4d9a b6cb 90a136e5cf47
Somerset and Russell Springs, KY
Timothy was raised in eastern Kentucky and developed a love for the outdoors. He and his wife Kimmi enjoy hiking, camping, and kayaking. He treasures his 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser. At one time, he ran a printing press. The Sparkmans serve together on short-term medical mission teams in Asia. Dr....
matthew GSP UID 934c4a73 e84e 4cd6 98ad fa360e25f532
Williamsburg, KY and Jellico, TN
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Matthew joined Associates in Eye Care in 2019 fresh out of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It’s there where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry after receiving a Bachelors in Agricultural Biotechnology from the University of Kentucky in 2015. Dr. Testa enjoys...
gary GSP UID 934c3f98 a479 4173 bfe5 6be6f239e71e
Albany, KY
Dr. Upchurch grew up working on a farm and in the family’s tire shop in Byrdstown, Tennessee. After his father’s death when he was just 17, he went on to attend Tennessee Tech University. He grew accustomed to long days, driving 90 miles round trip daily to college. After graduating...
katy GSP UID 934c497e 25e4 4d4d 8840 7c0f60751167
Somerset, KY
Originally born a 12th generation Kentuckian, I grew up as a farm girl in central Indiana. I spent summers riding my horse all over small town Hope, bailing hay, bringing in the cattle when they got out, and working as a local dog bather in a salon. In high school...