Becoming The Destination For Excellent Eye Care

Destination Eyecare formerly Blountville Family Eyecare

After 17 Years, Blountville Family Eyecare Is Now DESTINATION EYECARE!

If you came here looking for information about Blountville Family Eyecare and find yourself confused, we hope this story will clear things up for you.

In August of 2021, Blountville Family Eyecare moved locations from 1323 Hwy 394, Suite B, Blountville to 2554 Hwy 394, Blountville, TN 37617.

Shortly after moving locations, Blountville Family Eyecare rebranded under the name of Destination Eyecare.

While we are in a new location with a new name, we are as committed as ever to being the best eye care facility in the Tri-Cities region. The following tells our story.

The Early Days Of Growth-Before We Were Destination Eyecare

Picture of doctor Mark Bowers and optometrist at Destination Eyecare

Dr. Mark Bowers began his career as an optometrist in his hometown of Elizabethton in 2002 working for his childhood optometrist, Dr. David Mills.

However, his wife, Dr. Amanda Bowers, the local Food City Pharmacist in Blountville, quickly noticed that Blountville was lacking an eye doctor, and after much prayer and discussion, they decided to open their very own private optometric practice in Blountville, TN.

On September 1, 2004, Dr. Mark Bowers, opened the doors to Blountville Family Eyecare at 1323 Hwy 394; a decision he and his wife have never regretted.

The Blountville community has become home to the Bowers’ family and the growth of the practice has been a tremendous blessing to their family, the families of their employees, and the community.

In the early days, Dr. Bowers was delighted to find a great rental space for his one-man show and one employee.

Dr. Bowers’ vision has always been to offer the best in technology, service, and eyewear to his patients and it wasn’t long before we quickly ran out of space.

Then, in 2009, the office space next door became available and we were able to expand to double our original square footage.

In 2012, Dr. Tara Pigeon joined the Blountville Family Eyecare team offering much-needed additional care and help to the staff and community.

Dr. Pigeon has been a tremendous asset to the practice.

A quick glance at the reviews on Google will show Dr. Pigeon is a highly regarded and vital member of our team.

Another Kind’ve Growth For Dr. Bowers

During this expansion time, Dr. Bowers’ family also grew and he welcomed his firstborn son, Jacob, in 2007, his first daughter, Sara, in 2011, and his third son, Caleb in 2013.

Recently they added one more addition, Winston. We consider him the new mascot. 😊

A Staff That Works Hard & Plays Hard

They say behind every good man there is a good woman, but when it comes to the workplace, every honest business owner knows that behind every great business is a great staff.

The staff at Destination Eyecare breaks the mold when it comes to exceptional! We are very proud of the staff and the service they provide. We know that when you visit, you will immediately be one of the family and we hope you enjoy your time interacting with our fun-loving and caring personnel.

The Eyewear Destination- Handcrafted, Unique, and Made in the USA

The staff and Dr. Bowers spend a great deal of time, energy, and effort in choosing only the highest quality and, whenever possible, handcrafted and MADE IN THE USA eyewear.

If you want eyewear that is made in China, you can find that anywhere. In fact, over 90% of the most recognizable brand names in eyewear are made in China and owned by one single company, Luxottica (think Lenscrafters, VisionWorks, American’s Best, Walmart, etc.).

Nearly every big-box retailer (and online retailer) will have names you may recognize, but while these brand names may be popular, the craftsmanship and quality are often inferior to the American-made and handcrafted frame lines we choose to carry from Japan, Italy, or Germany or other European lines.

It is the vision of Destination Eyecare to be the destination for the best craftsmanship and quality eyewear in the region.

The New Facility

After many years of planning and hard work, Dr. Bowers and staff were excited to move into their brand new facility located at 2554 Hwy 394, Blountville, TN 37617 in August of 2021.

The new location has modern decor with a beach-like atmosphere. Dr. Bowers and staff want to make your visit more relaxing than a day at the beach and we hope that our new facility will do just that.

In addition to an expanded optical featuring nearly 1000 frames, We have a brand new sunglass display case and a boutique area with several beautiful unique and specialty boutique frame lines.

We have also expanded our specialty testing space as well as added 4 additional exam rooms. This will allow us to stay up to date with all the latest technology and offer you the absolute best most comfortable eye exam possible.

The new location also allows us to truly be the most convenient location for the entire Tri-Cities with driving times being under 30 minutes for all the major areas in our region and in most cases, less than 20 minutes.

Check out our city pages below to verify your driving time, and be sure to read all the reviews sharing that our destination is well worth the drive.

Tri-Cities Areas Served

Welcome To Destination Eyecare! We Can’t Wait To SEE You!!

Dr. Bowers and staff want to thank you for supporting us all these years and we look forward to continuing to serve the Tri-Cities region for many more years to come in our new location and your new DESTINATION FOR EYECARE!

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