Richard D. Durocher, O.D.
Dr. Richard Durocher is a Board Certified Optometrist specializing in Vision Rehabilitation, Low Vision and Vision Therapy Services. As a life-long Middle Tennessee resident, he is committed to providing excellence in eye care and enhancing the quality of life for not just his own patients, but patients everywhere by helping to develop new products and procedures.
For nearly two decades, Dr. Durocher has been heavily involved in clinical research for a number of related eye care topics, including ocular surface disease, contact lenses, and contact lens care systems and has authored numerous published articles on medical journals. His expertise and studies have created demand for his lectures on eye care products on an international scale. He has previously served as president for the State Association of Optometric Physicians and currently serves on SECO’s Board of Trustees. Highly respected among his peers, Dr. Durocher received the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians’ Optometrist of the Year award in 2011.
“I have tremendous respect for people putting their trust in me as physician, seeking to enhance their quality of life,” Dr. Durocher states. He demonstrates this attitude through his community service efforts, including providing eye care to Special Olympic athletes and donating gift certificates for glasses and eye care to the homeless.
Dr. Durocher enjoys high-performance auto racing on the weekends and is a highly experienced and instrument-rated pilot, often flying his own aircraft to speak at lectures around the Southeast. He resides in Middle Tennessee with his wife, Tarron, and children, Haley and Conner.
Derek S. Peveler, O.D.
Dr. Derek Peveler is a native of Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University and received a Bachelors degree in both Chemistry and Biology. During his undergraduate career, Dr. Peveler was an active member of Unite for Sight, and the Lions.
Dr. Peveler continued his education at the University of Missouri- St. Louis College of Optometry earning his Doctor of Optometry degree. Throughout his graduate studies, Dr. Peveler was a student intern under the late N. Rex Ghormley, a renowned contact lens specialist. During his last year of optometry school, Dr. Peveler completed clinical externships in primary eye care, pediatrics and binocular vision, disease, contact lenses and geriatric care.
He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association. Dr. Peveler also donates his clinical skills in school screenings and non-profit clinics.
Dr. Peveler resides in the greater Nashville area with his wife, Beth and son, Landon.
William Parsley, O.D.
Dr. William Parsley is a recent graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and the newest addition to the OPMT family. Originally from Memphis, TN, William graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BA in Psychology.
Throughout his time at Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Parsley was an active member of American Optometric Association, American Optometric Student Association, and AOA-Political Action Committee (AOA-PAC). Additionally he was active in the Student Society of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (ssTAOP), in which he had the Opportunity to receive hands-on experience regarding what it means to be a legislated profession. He also remained involved in SCO’s chapter of Optometric Private Practice club, which seeks to prepare students for the business of optometry by providing information from experienced professionals and business entities. These experiences outside of clinical care have empowered him to continue fighting for optometry, especially in the private practice setting, and to continue networking with legislators to protect and promote the scope of our profession.
Dr. Parsley loves being able to practice his optometric skills in a multi-doctor practice setting that allows him to practice full-scope optometry and utilize his training in ocular disease treatment and management. He is always looking for opportunities that allow him to grow as an optometric professional and provide exceptional care to all of his patients
Dr. Parsley splits his time between the OPMT locations in Lebanon and Belle Meade.
Dr. Amy Sickman
Dr. Amy Sickman graduated magna cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she attended the University of Missouri and received her degree in Biological Sciences with a Spanish minor.
Throughout her time at Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Sickman was involved in the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society, American Optometric Student Association, and the local Lions Club. She was also a four-year member of Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH), a student organization that provides vision and eye health exams to communities living in poverty throughout Central and South America, and was part of trips to Honduras, Mexico and Colombia.
Dr. Sickman completed an additional year of advanced residency training in primary eye care at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Virginia. She enjoys providing patient-centered eye care and utilizing her knowledge in the management of a wide variety of ocular diseases. Dr. Sickman is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians.