Dr. Heather Hope is a native of Milan, Tennessee. She attended Freed-Hardeman University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2005.
Dr. Hope is licensed by the Tennessee Board of Optometry and board-certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. She practiced primary eye care in West Tennessee for 6 years before relocating to Nashville. She enjoys spending time with her family, church activities, running, and reading.
Dr. Hope came to Nashville Vision Associates in 2011. She is the Director of the Dry Eye Clinic and is also assisting Dr. Jerkins with routine ophthalmic patient care.
Nashville Vision Associates is a comprehensive practice offering highly trained and skilled Ophthalmic Surgeons that specialize in primary eye care for the whole family. From the latest in cataract surgery, diabetic eyecare, glaucoma treatment, to fitting of contact lenses, Nashville Vision Associates is your first line defense for preserving, maintaining, and restoring your precious vision.
Doctors Bounds, Jerkins, Scott and Taylor perform cataract surgery using the state-of-the-art small incision technique and a variety of implants that are marketed today. Our surgeons offer both standard and premium cataract lens implants. The Acrysof Restor lens is a bifocal lens implant to improve both distance and near vision. The Acrysof Toric lens is available to lessen astigmatism. Your doctor will discuss what options might be a good fit for you. Not everyone is a good candidate for these lenses and they are not covered by medical insurance.
Cataract surgery is conveniently performed next door at St. Thomas Surgicare, a state of the art outpatient surgical facility. You can learn more by reading about Cataracts on our Cataract Surgery and FAQ pages.
Diseases of the Eye
Our physicians treat all types of eye disease including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. We provide on-site diagnostic testing, laser therapy, and surgical treatment.
You can learn more about diseases of the eye by visiting the American Academy of Ophthalmology website.Injuries
Acute injuries of all degrees are managed by all of the physicians. Our proximity to St. Thomas Hospital aids us in being prepared for needed interventions. However, most ocular injuries can be managed in our office.
Appointments and Eye Examinations
Our doctors treat patients beginning at school age to senior adults. We strive to perform a thorough medical examination, make accurate diagnoses, and provide excellent care in a timely manner for each individual.
In order to examine your eyes appropriately, please allow approximately 90 minutes for a full medical examination. The exam includes medical history, visual acuity, pupil dilation, visual testing for glasses (refraction), as well as an evaluation for glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases. To thoroughly examinethe back of your eye to detect any problems or diseases, your pupils will be dilated. This may cause your near vision to be blurred or light sensitive for about two hours. If you are driving, dark sunglasses will be provided. If you think driving might be difficult, please bring someone with you. Most patients do drive themselves without a problem. Please see our Patient Info page for a list of items to bring to your appointment.
At Nashville Vision Associates, we fit and sell many types of contact lenses including hard, soft, and disposables including dailies. You can order contacts here.