About Our Knoxville Optometry Clinic

About Karns Vision

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At Karns Vision, each member of our vision care team is selected by Dr. Presson based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our optometry patients.

Our entire Knoxville optometry staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff at Karns Vision will work with you to help you understand your vision insurance coverage and provide financial alternatives to ensure you get the best vision care possible.

We know that you have a choice when it comes to Knoxville optometry, so we strive to provide the most comprehensive eye exams possible, a great selection of glasses to choose from, and personalized care for each patient that walks through our doors. 

At Karns Vision you will find a caring team of professionals dedicated to providing high quality personalized eye care for the whole family. We value our patient relationships and strive to improve your quality of life and vision wellness through uncompromised service and state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Shane, Dr.Michelle, and their staff are a close-working team dedicated to meeting the vision care needs of the people of Knoxville.

With over 35 years combined experience in Optometry, Karns Vision is here to meet all your eyecare needs: from glasses and contacts to the treatment and management of ocular diseases. We offer specialty lens fittings for keratoconus and bifocal contact lenses. We believe that no one is ever too old to try contacts for the first time!

We routinely treat red eyes, dry eye conditions, corneal foreign bodies, and many other conditions of the eyes and eyelids. We have the latest in OCT technology to aid in the early detection of glaucoma and retina disease, such as diabetic retinopathy. We also offer comanagement in LASIK and cataract surgery.

We invite you to refer your friends and family to our website and our practice. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our staff at our office at 865-247-7715.

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Hours of Operation

*Fri: appts till 12 pm, office open all day*


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