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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.

Frances Bynum, OD

Dr. Bynum was 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. In 2000, she opened Northwest TN Eye Clinic in Martin and Greenfield, TN. Dr. Bynum is married to Tim Bynum and they have a son, Aubrey. As the owner of Northwest TN Eye Clinic, she has brought state-of-the-art equipment and the latest 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. She has also completed the Leadership Weakley County Program. Dr. Bynum is also a fellow of the Tennessee Academy of Optometrists. Dr. Bynum serves as a Vision Source Adminstrator. She is a speaker for Cooper Vision.


Carol Ary

Carol works in both the Martin and Greenfield offices scheduling appointments, registering patients, and performing inventory analysis. She also dispenses contacts 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) 5 grandchildren (Cael, Caden, Cuyler, Colston, and Mia).


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 Harris

Kellie serves as an optometric technician and optician. She is a certified paraoptometric (CPO) 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 serves as the Vision Source Representative Facilitator. 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 daughters, Sarah Walton and Maggie Wright.


Michele Brown

Michele performs  patient exam workups as an optometric technician. She is a certified paraoptometric (CPO). 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.