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About Tullahoma Vision Associates

Vision Associates



Over 55 years of experience and excellent reputation you can trust


In continuous operation since 1964, Tullahoma Vision Associates has served the eye and vision care needs of Tullahoma longer than anyone. That longevity is a testament to the excellent care and personalized service that have been the hallmarks of our practice. Our dedicated team of doctors, opticians, and support personnel is committed to creating an exceptional experience for you. We hire individuals who are service-oriented, driven by lifelong learning, and eager to increase their skills to ensure you always receive the best care and experience possible. Should you ever have any questions or concerns about your visit with us, you can rest assured that we will find an answer or solution for you.

Dr. Shawn McBride is the owner of Tullahoma Vision Associates and a native Tullahoma. He has been practicing optometry here since 1992 after graduating summa cum laude from Southern College of Optometry. During his training, he distinguished himself by receiving the highest score in the nation on the National Board exam and was his class salutatorian. With his knowledge, experience and a clear commitment to eye care excellence, Dr. McBride has earned a reputation as one of the area’s most trusted vision-care providers with thousands of satisfied patients.

Like Dr. McBride, Dr. Jimmy Blanks is a Tullahoma native and has practiced in this area since 1987. During that time he has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to practicing at the highest level and staying abreast of the latest developments in medical eye care. He also shows his compassion for his patients at every turn and has deservedly developed a very loyal following over the years. Dr. Blanks also believes strongly in giving back to his community, serving for many years as a city alderman and taking leadership roles with many boards and community organizations.


Part of North America’s premier network of independent Optometry practices


In 1998, Tullahoma Vision Associates became a Tennessee charter member of Vision Source. This invitation-only network consists of the best and most progressive independent private-practice optometry practices in North America. As a member of Vision Source, we have access to the shared knowledge and resources of a network of over 4000 independent optometrists. In addition, Vision Source practices are often the first to have access to the latest eye care technology and products. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive eye health care and the gold standard inpatient experience. To learn more about Vision Source here in Middle Tennessee, visit middletennesseevisionsource.com.

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