THE STAFF AT Ballard Vision Associates
Our exceptional eye care staff in Brentwood, Tennessee look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Ballard Vision Associates, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.
Meet Our Team in Brentwood, Tennessee
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. He completed internships at the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Biloxi, MS, and the Dickson EyeHealth Center, in Dickson, TN, with an emphasis in ocular disease and primary eye health care. As a result of his personal experience with contact lens wear, Dry Eye Syndrome, LASIK laser vision correction, and Computer Vision Syndrome, Dr. Ballard has a special interest in providing care in these areas. Outside the office, Dr. Ballard enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf, and listening to live music. He is also frequently accused of being Ferris Bueller, and can occasionally be seen in the office dancing like Rick Astley.
Brianna is the newest member of Ballard Vision Associates. We are so happy she decided to join us after moving here with her 2 children from Massachusetts in 2022. With 9 years of experience and coming from a private practice herself, Bri fits right into our practice. Brianna will be assisting Dr. Ballard with the evaluation and treatment of dry eye syndrome and specialty contact lens fits. Whether you are looking for a new look, the best advice on new eyeglass lenses or have a question about how to best utilize your insurance benefits, with experience in all areas of an Optometric practice, Brianna can help you with all of your eyeglass needs and more. Although she tries to keep her northeastern accent under raps, if you talk to her long enough there may be a little slip of “Pahk the Cah”. Give her some time and eventually we will get a “Y'all” out of her.
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 her 2 dogs. She loves all animals and music (except polka- sorry). You may even find her singing with her husband on the weekends! Fun Fact......Rachel and Sherree worked together 12 years ago and are happy to be back on the same team!
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, but part of her employment required that she also become a Nashville Predator and Tennessee Titan fan. We are still working on that...
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 provide any assistance that you may need. She is often accused of being Dr. Ballard’s “work wife”, and with her dry sense of humor she has the nickname among the staff as “the meanest person”. (Sherree does not agree with this.) She loves good food, good wine, and 90's and 2000's alternative music.