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Welcome to Karns Vision
Your Optometrist in Knoxville, TN

Call us at (865) 247-7715 today.


Our practice proudly serves the Knoxville area with a tradition of quality service and a friendly staff.

Dr. Shane Presson and Dr. Michelle Presson take great pride in offering every patient the most up-to-date resources available in vision care – whether through contact lens or eyeglass fittings, diagnosing eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma, treating red eyes or “pink eyes”, or perhaps recommending LASIK or other eye surgery procedures.

We will take the time to answer all your questions, explain treatment options, and provide the highest quality eye health treatments available, all in a family friendly atmosphere. Each patient will see the latest in diagnostic equipment, from laser imaging photos to the electronic phoropters in each exam room.

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about us and to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam today.

Karns Vision is a full service medical eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Knoxville and East Tennessee area come to Karns Vision because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that has always been our foundation. We offer vision financing options and will work with your medical and vision insurance providers to ensure quality eye health and vision care for all our patients.

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Karns Vision the provider of choice in the Knoxville area. Our office provides the following services: complete eye exams, contact lens fittings, glasses, glaucoma treatment, and pre and post-operative care for most eye surgeries. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our office at (865) 247-7715.

Schedule an appointment today online!

Dr. Michelle Presson | Dr. Shane Presson
Knoxville Optometrist | Karns Vision | (865) 247-7715
7686 Oak Ridge Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37931

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Meet The Doctors And Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Michelle B.
    Office Manager

    Michelle has been part of the team since Karns Vision first opened the doors! She knows the ins and outs of the office better than anyone. Michelle’s favorite thing about the office is the family atmosphere. It’s more than just a job.

  • Kirsten H.

    You can always count on Kirsten for a corny joke or clever pun. She is easily the kindest person you will meet in your life. Kirsten’s favorite part about working here is the relationships she builds with the optical patients while selecting glasses.

  • Kaitlyn B.

    If you ever have questions about what (or who) is trendy, or love a good fan theory, Kaitlyn is your girl for all things pop culture. She keeps us up to date on the world. Her favorite thing about the office is the people…all the people. She loves getting to meet all the patients and getting to know them during pretesting.

  • Kelsey C.

    Kelsey is our resident animal lover! She has a horse named Maggie, and two fur babies. Kelsey’s favorite thing about the office is the community feeling. At Karns Vision, patients are more than just a number. We want to know who you are and what you are about. 

  • Zoë D.

    Zoë takes care of all the little details in the office that no one else would think about. She is always thinking about new ways to make our staff and our patients feel special. Zoë’s favorite thing about the office is how every day is different- you never know what new things will be happening in and around the office! 

  • Sarah P.

    This girl has the most unique handwriting in the world and is a great sport when we tease her about it. Sarah has such a sweet and caring spirit that just makes your day better. Her favorite thing about working here is the close relationships she has been able to develop with her coworkers.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Presson is very thorough ans patient and takes the time to get to know me personally. I'm very satisfied with the services. I absolutely recommend them."
    Anonymous - Verified customer
  • "Karns Vision Center always provides Excellent Service and provides the most comprehensive vision check up you can get. They use the best equipment available and check all aspects of your vision. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and polite and Dr Michelle and Dr Shane are both fantastic. They will take as much time as you need to answer any questions you may have. They are by far the best Eye Care Center I've ever been to. Use Karns Vision with total confidence that they will provide you with top quality eye care."
    George T.
  • "The staff was very courteous and prompt. The optometrist was knowledgable, very professional, and thoroughly explained my vision changes as well as treatment options. This was maybe the best eye exam and total treatment experience in the 35 years."
    Renee W
  • "I arrived at 8 for my 930 appointment. They worked me in and I was on my way by 9. My glasses were broken and they fixed and cleaned before the exam was over. Thank you very much!"
    Robert T
  • "Always best experience and care available. My entire family are have been patients for many years and have never left disappointed. The Best of the Best!"
    Karen F.
  • "Dr Michele and her staff goes out of the way to make your visit perfect. They treat you very well and are very professional and know what the best plan of action is for you. Highly recommended. They take good care of you"
    Mark M.
  • "I so enjoyed my eye exam at the Karns Vision Center. The entire staff were friendly and professional and truly were excited about doing their jobs! It showed in their attitudes and especially in their smiles and the way they conducted themselves as a business. I have never had such a complete and thorough eye examination. Highly recommend if you are in need of eye care."
    Donald M.
  • "I appreciate Dr. Shane seeing Ralph so soon. He was the reason we went to the hospital. He did an excellent job in diagnosing Ralph as having had a stroke. If it wasn't for him there's no telling how long we would have waited to take Ralph to the ER. I want to thank Dr. Shane for taking the time to call me and check on Ralph. He's a pretty good fella. Thanks again"
    Ralph S.


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Hours of Operation

Office Hours


9:00 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-4:30 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm