Kaley Stinnett, O.D., of Hendersonville, was among 130 students recently awarded the Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
Stinnett earned the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Excellence in Vision Therapy Award for demonstrating excellence in pediatrics and vision therapy. She also received the David P. Sloan Memorial Award, which comes with a $300 monetary award, for commitment of service to the profession of optometry and the community at large.
A native of Hendersonville, Stinnett is the daughter of Kim and Chris Stinnett and the granddaughter of Lahoma Stinnett and Joyce and Tom McBee. She is a graduate of Pope John Paul II High School and the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.
Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases/disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions.