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Eyecare Professionals In Chattanooga (EPIC)

Welcome to EPIC Optical, Chattanooga’s premier resource for eye care. With locations in downtown Chattanooga as well as Ooltewah, our professional team is ready to meet all of your eye care needs.

Jeremy Dell

Dr. Jeremy Dell

Dr. Jeremy C. Dell joined the EPIC team in 2011 and took over ownership in 2019. He is a board certified Optometrist in therapeutics and injectables and served as the president of the Southeast Tennessee Optometric Physician's Society during 2016 and 2017. Dr. Dell attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Southern College of Optometry. He currently lives in East Brainerd with his wife Emily and children Henry and Abigail.

Jeffry M. Carkner

Dr. Jeffry M. Carkner

Dr Jeffry M. Carkner joined EPIC Optical in 2020. He owned his own family practice for 28 years in Portland, OR before moving to Chattanooga to be with his wife Lisa. His grown children live in Portland and Fayetteville (U of A). He received his bachelor of science from Lewis and Clark College and his OD degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. He is a big soccer fan and enjoys the outdoors and travel.

Shayna L. Bowman

Dr. Shayna L. Bowman

Dr. Shayna L. Bowman joined EPIC Optical in 2021. Born and raised in the Ooltewah area, she was thrilled to return home after living in Oregon and Michigan for 12 years. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Southern Adventist University, and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon. She fell in love with optometry on a mission trip to Kenya in 2005 and since then has provided eye care on mission trips to Guatemala and India. Dr. Bowman lives in Collegedale with her husband, Keith, and their two children, Keith III and Kenna. They love hiking and playing board games.

Jeremy Dell

Dr. Chris Muegge

Dr. Chris Muegge joined the EPIC team in 2022. He is a native of Chattanooga and received his bachelor’s in science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (TAOP), and SouthEast Tennessee Optometric Physician Society (SETOPS). He is a car enthusiast and enjoys weightlifting and spending time with his wife and two dogs.


Comprehensive eye health and vision examinations
Contact lens fitting and evaluation
Treatment of eye disease/injury
Pre and post operative LASIK and cataract services

Dry eye evaluation

Radio Frequency (RF) heat treatment/skin tightening

Moonlens overnight vision treatment (Orthokeratology)

Scleral & Hybrid Contact lens fitting 

Insurances accepted:

VSP (vision service plan)
United Healthcare
Blue Cross/Blue Shield

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Featuring designer brands like Ray Ban, Oakley, Prada, Maui Jim, Smith Optics, Kate Spade, Costa, Modo, Matsuda, Vera Bradley, La Font, and many others, we will be able to fulfill your eye wear prescription to the style that fits you perfectly.


Two Convenient Locations


189 W. 8th Street

Chattanooga, TN 37402

p. 423-265-2365 | f. 423 -756-5933

M,W 7:30-5:00

Tu, Th 9:00-5:00

Fri 7:30-1:00

Schedule an Appt at DT Chattanooga office 


6117 Ooltewah-Georgetown Rd, STE 109

Ooltewah, TN 37363

p. 423-238-3290 | f. 423-238-3439

M-F 9:00-5:30

Schedule an Appt at Ooltewah office

For contact lens ordering, click one of the links below:

Chattanooga office:https://epic.myclstore.com/

Ooltewah office: https://epic.myclstore.com/?wl0Kp2Yx