The Eye Center

Total Eye Care

With six ophthalmologists, seven optometrists, and four convenient East Tennessee locations to serve you, The Eye Centers is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive eye care providers. The doctors and staff of The Eye Centers are committed to carrying on the tradition of quality treatment and surgery for a broad range of eye conditions and diseases.

We would like to introduce our newest doctor coming Summer 2023 to The Eye Center at Midtown.
Please welcome,
John F. Robertson IV, OD!

Dr. Robertson graduates in May 2023 from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry with his Doctorate of Optometry. He will be joining our practice in June 2023. Dr. Robertson grew up in East Tennessee and is excited about returning to the area. He received his undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor’s degree in general biology, minor in chemistry in May 2018. Dr. Robertson enjoys reading, soccer, and calisthenics. He and his wife, Amy enjoy discovering new bookstores, restaurants, and other adventures together.

We would like to introduce our newest doctor coming Summer 2023 to The Eye Center of Oak Ridge.
Please welcome David D. Hessert, M.D.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy!

Dr. Hessert will be joining our practice in July 2023. He has served in the U.S. Navy since 2002. Dr. Hessert currently serves as Chief of Naval Aerospace Ophthalmology at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida. He routinely perfoms cataract, LASIK and eyelid surgeries.

A native of Wausau, Wisconsin, Dr. Hessert received his Bachelor’s degree from The College of William & Mary in Virginia and his medical degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed Internal Medicine Internship in 2003 and Ophthalmology Residency in 2007 at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Hessert is board certified in Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
He and his wife and two daughters enjoy traveling, cooking, kayaking, downhill skiing and hiking in the Smoky Mountains. They are very excited to settle down and make Tennessee their home after 21 years of moving.

Call today to schedule with Dr. Hessert at our Oak Ridge office! 865-482-8890

Come see us in our Oak Ridge office!
90 Vermont Ave.

20% discount!

Our optical dispensary offers a 20% discount off the purchase of a second pair of glasses!

Discount applies to glasses and sunglasses. Second pair must be for the same patient.


We offer a broad range of services to patients of all ages. Whether you need new lenses, prescriptions, or surgery, we want to be your total eyecare solution.


We have six ophthalmologists and seven optometrists focused on providing outstanding care for you and your family. Learn more about our practitioners and staff.


With four Eye Centers locations to serve you in East Tennessee, complete eye care for your family is  convenient and close to home. Find out which office best fits your needs.


Have an appointment? Learn about what you can expect and visit our New Patient section to download and fill out the proper forms so you don’t have to wait!

Your LASIK Experts

Achieve your best sight with LASIK surgery at The Eye Centers. Learn more about this exciting corrective procedure and get rid of your contacts and glasses!

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

"Lasik is one of the best things I've ever done. I've got perfect vision and couldn't be happier. I wish I'd seen Dr. Dahl sooner, I love it!" - Shasta B., Surgery Technician

"My vision in my left eye was so poor I could barely read the big 'E' on the eye chart. After wearing contacts for over 35 years, I decided to have LASIK surgery. Surgery day was a breeze. The nurses and Dr. Dahl kept me calm and comfortable. I am pleased to say I can now read the smallest letters on the eye chart!" - Denise H. Flight Attendant