About Us

Opened in 1999, Tennessee Valley Eye Center is a physician-owned surgery center focused on eye surgery. Our board-certified surgeons cover all ophthalmic sub-specialties, including cataract, cornea, glaucoma, retina, eyelid disorders and cancers, and eye muscle surgeries.

For the safety of our patients, there is an MD anesthesiologist on site at all times. Our registered nurses specialize in caring for patients before, during, and after eye surgery.



Our Location

Our Team

David Gerkin, MD

Medical Director

Richard Forsythe


Rene Bates, RN, BSN​

Director of Surgery

Cynthia Rains, RN, BSN​

Pre- and Post-Op Manager​

Christine Burnette​

Business Office Manager​

Randy White​

Optical Center and Facilities Manager​

Andrew Macdonald​

Accounting Specialist