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With our state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic equipment, at OPMT in Lafayette, we evaluate the internal and external structure of your eyes to detect and monitor any abnormalities or changes over time. Early detection is vital in treating serious eye diseases before they cause vision loss, and our advanced technology allows us to be proactive in our care — in some cases, before symptoms present themselves.
Once you have an updated prescription, our optical team will help you browse our selection of high-quality frames. Our opticians are always ready to guide you through our frames, helping you find the ones that are just right for your individual needs. We can advise on which of our high-performance lenses will be the best choice for your lifestyle.
If you wear contact lenses, we’ll provide you with a thorough exam and evaluation to make sure your current lenses are still working for you and provide alternatives if they are not. The comfort of your contact lenses affects how clearly you see while wearing them, underlining the importance of a high-quality eye exam.
We are proud to provide our patients with treatment and management for a range of eye conditions, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye disease.
Early detection of eye diseases is critical to preserving your vision, and when it comes to certain eye conditions, vision cannot be restored once it’s lost. That’s why our eye exams start with assessing your risk based on an array of factors that will show us exactly what to look for, both now and as you age. This means that we’ll find early signs of a developing eye disease before it becomes an issue.
Dr. Donald Blocker provides comprehensive vision care for both adults and children. As a member of the American Optometric Association, Dr. Blocker is here to examine, diagnose and manage the treatment of eye diseases, injuries or eye disorders you may have. He is devoted to extending the best in vision health to your entire family, holding the highest standards at all times.
After completing his College Undergraduate Degree at Memphis State University, Dr. Harris went on to pursue his Bachelor of Science from Southern College of Optometry, graduating in 1976. The next year, he achieved his Doctor of Optometry, going on to receive his Certificate of Clinical Training in Clinical Diagnosis.
Dr. Harris is proud to have served and been practicing in the community of Hendersonville since he became an optometrist in 1977.In 1987, Dr. Harris received his Certificate of Treatment and Management of Ocular Diseases from the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry. Only a few months later, he earned his Optometric Therapeutic Certification in the use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents from the same governing body.
When he’s not working, Dr. Harris likes to spend time with his family. Dr. Harris and his wife of nearly 50 years, Beverly, have two sons, a daughter, and a son-in-law. Dr. Harris is also an active member of Hendersonville’s Church of Christ.
High School before moving on to undergraduate studies in Biology and Physical Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to academics, Dr. Johnson was also a National Champion in competitive cheerleading for the university in 2002 and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, which took part in many local and national charitable causes. These included work for Alzheimer’s research and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, among others. During his later undergraduate years, Dr. Johnson was also a founding member and the first president of the university’s first Pre-Optometry club.
Upon graduation from the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Johnson began his optometric studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where he met fellow OPMT optometric physician, Dr. Derek Peveler. While there, he did several clinical externships in and around the St. Louis/Eastern Illinois area where he developed a strong interest in ocular disease and contact lenses while working with the John Cochran VA, O’Donnell Eye Institute and the famed Koetting Associates private contact lens practice.
Dr. Johnson has had extensive experience in many clinical settings including retail optometry with America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses in Illinois, working alongside ophthalmologists in central Arkansas’ largest Cataract/LASIK/Oculoplastics practice at McFarland Eye Care, and is now focused on serving patients here in Tennessee by providing full-scope private practice optometry here with Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee.In June of 2019, Dr. Johnson and his family moved from Little Rock, AR to Gallatin, TN to be a part of the ever-growing OPMT practice. He is married to his beautiful wife, Courtney, and they have a precious young daughter, Addison Blair. They have all come to love the state of Tennessee and the greater Nashville area especially, but remain loyal Razorback fans! However, they do cheer for both the Titans and the Preds!
Dr. Johnson loves to provide exceptional eye care to patients in our Portland and Hendersonville locations.
Before pursuing a career in eye care, Dr. William Parsley graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BA in Psychology, before receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis.
During his time at SCO, Dr. Parsley was an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), American Optometric Student Association, and AOA-Political Action Committee. Additionally, he was active in the Student Society of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (SSTAOP).
Dr. Parsley remained involved in SCO’s chapter of Optometric Private Practice club, which prepares students for the business of optometry. These experiences outside of clinical care have empowered him to continue to elevate the optometric industry, networking with legislators to protect and promote the scope of the profession.
Dr. Parsley loves practicing full-scope optometry and applying 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. Richard Durocher is a board-certified optometrist, specializing in vision rehabilitation, low vision, and vision therapy services. As a lifelong Middle Tennessee resident, he is committed to providing excellence in eye care and enhancing the quality of life of the patients in his community, and people everywhere, by helping to develop new products and procedures.
For nearly two decades, Dr. Durocher has been heavily involved in clinical research on a variety of eye care topics, including ocular surface disease, contact lenses, and contact lens care systems. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in medical journals. His expertise and studies on eye care products have created an international demand for his lectures.
Dr. Durocher previously served as president for the State Association of Optometric Physicians and currently serves on the Southern Educational Congress of Optometry (SECO) 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 and thank them for putting their trust in me as a 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.
On the weekends, Dr. Durocher enjoys high-performance auto racing and is a highly experienced, instrument-rated pilot, often flying his own aircraft to speak at lectures across the Southeast. He lives in Middle Tennessee with his wife, Tarron, and children, Haley and Conner.
Dr. Durocher sees patients at our Nashville office.
As a Kentucky native, Dr. Peveler attended Western Kentucky University, receiving Bachelor’s degrees in both Chemistry and Biology. During his undergraduate career, Dr. Peveler was an active member of Unite for Sight and the Lions Club.
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 an 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, ocular disease, contact lenses, and geriatric care.
Dr. Peveler is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association. He also donates his clinical skills through school vision screenings and non-profit clinics. Dr. Peveler resides in the greater Nashville area with his wife, Beth and his son, Landon.
Patients at our Hendersonville and Lafayette locations will be treated by Dr. Derek Peveler.
At OPMT in Nashville, our eye exams do not stop at vision testing. We use state-of-the-art imaging equipment and diagnostic technology to look deeper at the internal and external parts of the eye. We can examine the retinas, corneas, optic nerves and other critical structures, using this information to detect and monitor signs of developing eye diseases. This allows us to intervene before vision loss can occur.
At OPMT, we offer a wide range of high-quality designer brands. Our opticians will help you pick out that perfect pair of frames to fit your unique style and complement your face. We offer a number of high-performance lenses to ensure optimal vision.
When it comes to contact lenses, we believe that there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all”. How your contacts feel when you’re wearing them affects how well they improve your eyesight, which is why we provide thorough contact lens exams and fittings to help match you with the best possible contacts for your needs, so you can see clearly and comfortably.
During a comprehensive eye exam, we take the time to get to know you as a person, because we believe that’s the only way to provide you with proactive, individualized eye care solutions. Whether you wear glasses, contact lenses, or want to talk about surgical options for vision correction, we use our advanced equipment to generate a precise vision prescription and take the time to explain the current state of your eyes.
During an eye exam at OPMT, our Hendersonville optometrists will not only assess your quality of vision, but also the overall health of your eyes, using advanced medical technology to help us catch early symptoms of eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. Where relevant, we may also inquire about your habits and lifestyle to give us a better understanding of your vision goals and help us craft your individualized eye care solutions. If you need a new vision prescription, we’ll use our advanced technology to generate the most precise prescription possible.
If you are looking for a new pair of glasses after we update your prescription, our Hendersonville office offers a wide selection of high-quality frames. Our opticians will assist you as you browse, and help you choose the frames that best suit your needs. To ensure that you can live life with crystal-clear vision, we also offer several specialized, high-performance lenses .
We know there are no “one-size-fits-all” contact lenses, and the comfort of your lenses will affect the quality of your vision. If you wear contacts, we provide a thorough exam and contact lens evaluation to determine which contacts will give you the best possible results.
Early detection of eye disease is vital to preserving your vision. At OPMT, we use the most advanced diagnostic and screening technology to determine if you’re at risk for conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and more.
Dry eye syndrome is caused by an imbalance in your tears — either they evaporate too quickly or they’re not created enough to properly lubricate the eyes. This leaves the eyes feeling red, itchy, and tired, and can contribute to chronic pain and even long-term corneal damage if not treated. At OPMT, we approach dry eye from all directions, using eye drops, LipiFlow treatment, and punctal plugs to address the symptoms as well as the underlying causes.
At OMPT, we take an in-depth, medical approach to eye care, using some of the most advanced screening and diagnostic technology on the market. When you come to us for a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists will not only assess your quality of vision and update your prescription, but we will look at the overall health of your eye, internally and externally. This allows us to detect, diagnose, and treat serious eye diseases before they cause significant vision loss. We will also take the time to get to know you and learn about your visual goals and your lifestyle, because when we have a better understanding of how you use your eyes every day, we can be more equipped to tailor our care to your unique needs.
We offer a wide selection of frames in Lafayette, and our opticians are happy to assist you as you browse our diverse collections. Once we help you select the frames that best suit your needs, you can choose from our range of specialized, high-performance lenses.
We know that the fit of your contact lenses affects the quality of your vision, and every eye is unique. We provide thorough contact lens exams and contact lens fittings to pair you with the most comfortable and effective contact lenses for your prescription and eye shape.
Dr. Durocher and Dr. Peveler take a multifaceted, medical approach to eye care, both vision prescriptions as well as diagnostic testing and screening for a variety of eye conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration.
When you visit us for a comprehensive eye exam, we take the time to gain a better understanding of your habits and lifestyle. This information will provide us with a more detailed picture of your overall eye health and will enable us (along with your updated prescription) to create an individualized approach to your long-term eye health and vision.