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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. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults. Our eye doctors are here to help & to exceed your expectations!

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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...