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Our Team

Welcome to our online Practice! Our eye doctor and eye care staff are here to care for all of your vision needs. We handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

Great Vision, Advice, Technology and Fit

By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology, our vision center can provide you with the best vision, advice and fit today—and in the years to come. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs. Contact our eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.

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Dr. Alan Ballard

Dr. Ballard has been practicing in the Nashville/Brentwood area since moving here from his home town of Memphis in 1995. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Memphis in 1991, and earned his Doctorate of Optometry degree in 1995 from the Southern College of Optometry, also located in Memphis....
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Dr. Michael Bingham

Dr. Bingham grew up in North Carolina, and has lived in middle Tennessee since 2014. He is a graduate of Furman University and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.  He has experience seeing patients of all ages, and has a particular interest in working with specialty contact lenses, including custom soft...
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Sherree

Practice Administrator
Sherree joined Ballard Vision Associates in 2007 after moving with her husband from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She has been in the eye care field for over 30 years, and is a true jack-of-all-trades. She is the one person who can answer any question you may have and is happy to...
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Sara

Lead Optometric Assistant
Sara joined Ballard Vision Associates in early 2012 after moving to Nashville from Buffalo, NY. She has worked in the eye care field since 2007, and will guide you through the important preliminary tests during your visit before seeing Dr. Ballard. She is a die-hard Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan,...
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Cassie

Optical Manager
Cassie joined Ballard Vision Associates in 2019 with 11 years of optical experience and has felt like one of the family since her first day. She is great at assisting you in finding the perfect frame and lenses to suit you style, visual needs and budget. She is a native...
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Rachel

Front Office Manager
Rachel joined Ballard Vision Associates in 2020 with 25 years experience in the optical field. She can help you with all your insurance and appointment needs, as well as help you with eyeglass repairs and adjustments. Rachel is a native of TN and enjoys time with her husband, son and...