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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Northwest Tennessee Eye Clinic, P.C. the leading provider of vision care products and services in Martin.

francesFrances Bynum, OD

Dr. Bynum was born in Tallahassee, FL and raised in Crawfordville, FL. After graduating from Wakulla High School in 1988, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. She completed externships at Baptist Eye Institute, Jacksonville, FL and Drs. Woods, Lanier & Bowman in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Bynum then moved to Martin, TN where she practiced with Eye Care Center for four years. She now has her practice in Martin and Greenfield, TN. Dr. Bynum is married to Tim Bynum and they have a son, Aubrey. A highly respected optometrist in this area, Dr. Bynum’s technical expertise has contributed much to bringing the latest state-of-the-art procedures into the practice. Dr. Bynum has a strong background in contact lenses, ocular disease, and pathology, as well as refractive surgical care. Dr. Bynum is a National Board of Optometry Examiner and an active member of the American Optometric Association, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians  and the Northwest Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians. Locally, she is the president of the Martin Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Fine Arts, First United Methodist Church Stephen Ministry and United Methodist Women. She has also completed the Leadership Weakley County Program. Dr. Bynum is also a fellow of the Tennessee Academy of Optometrists.


Carol Ary

Carol works in both the Martin and Greenfield offices scheduling appointments, registering patients, and performing inventory analysis. She also dispenses carol 03-2015contacts and helps patients in their selection of frames to best suit their needs as well as their personality. Carol has been working with Dr. Bynum for about 15 years. She and her husband are members of the Greenfield Church of Christ.   They have two children:  Jenny (Corey) and Clint (Allison) 4 grandsons (Cael, Caden, Cuyler, and Colston).


Cheryl Cloar

Cheryl assists patients in making appointments and registration. She also works in billing by filing insurance claims. Cheryl and her family make their home in Troy.


kellie 03-2015Kellie Harris

Kellie serves as an optometric technician and optician. She assists with patient exam workups, inventory analysis,  retinal imaging and fundus photography. Kellie performs tear labs, optomap imaging, as well as MacuRisk and Adenovirus testing. She helps patients to choose the best frame and lens selections for their individual needs. She also orders all patient and stock contact lenses. Kellie and her family are active members of Central Baptist Church of Martin where she sings in the  praise team. She and her husband Brian have three children, Jonathan, Jacob, and Allison.


Karen Walton

Karen is an optometric technician that assists with patient exam workups using Optomap retinal imaging. She also helps patients with medical testing such as tearlab, OCT and visual fields. Karen enjoys helping patients with frame selection.  Karen lives in Martin with her husband, Mark and attends First United Methodist Church. They have two married daughters, Sarah Blanton and Maggie Wright.


michelle 03-2015Michele Brown

Michele performs  patient exam workups as an optometric technician. She also assists with the billing of insurance claims as well as ordering glasses and contact lenses. Michele and her family make their home in Martin.