Optometrist Eric Stamper, O.D. welcomed Jennifer Uhl, O.D. as a partner to his practice when the two signed a partnership agreement Sept. 20to share ownership of Vision Source of Hendersonville PLLC.
Uhl and Stamper have spent a combined 25 years providing eye care in their respective Hendersonville private practices and now, along with their associate doctor Emily Burgon, O.D., they plan to continue differentiating themselves from the increasingly commercialized world of eye care by providing more personalized care and innovative and high-quality products, says Stamper.
Vision Source of Hendersonville will continue operating in its same 11-year location on Main Street in the same building as the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 2008 Stamper and his wife Cristin opened Vision Source of Hendersonville, where he has been the sole doctor and owner until two years ago. Now the practice has grown to two partner doctors and an associate doctor and has recently been named a “TCPI Exemplary Practice” by Medicare and won 2019 Best Eye Care Practice in the Main Street Awards.
Stamper is a Hendersonville native and says he loves practicing in this community that still feels like a small town. He says he loves seeing the same people as patients that he also sees at the store, in restaurants, and at his children’s schools and activities.
He and his wife Cristin have two young boys. He also enjoys meeting all the new people moving to the area and caring for their eyes whether it be glasses, contacts, removing metallic foreign bodies or treating chronic or acute eye disease.
Uhl had been an associate at Orgain Family Vision for more than a decade prior to joining Vision Source of Hendersonville in October 2018. She also enjoys caring for the vision and eye health of the friends and families she has come to know through her deep community involvement, which includes many years as President of the Board of Trustees for Pope John Paul II High School, where both her daughters have attended school.
She has been an active board member for many other local charitable organizations and is very involved with her church, St. John Vianney. Her husband, Dr. Mark Uhl, is a gastroenterologist with Sumner Medical Group.