West Office: 865-966-2020
South Office: 865-577-4492

About Us

Online shops cannot compete with the service and expertise we provide.

The Eye Group’s personalized attention and relationship building approach to eye care are without comparison. With two locations serving the Knoxville area for over 27 years, we are convenient to Farragut, Oak Ridge, Maryville, Seymour and Sevierville. The Eye Group is a comprehensive eye care center utilizing the latest advances and breakthroughs in vision care.

Some common eye concerns are dry eyes, eye irritation, eye allergies, minor eye emergencies, glare, computer use, cataracts and Lasik. We can help to alleviate all your eye care concerns and set you on the right path for your best vision care.

Patients will find a large selection of quality frames and premium eyeglass lenses for every budget, including cool frames kids will love. Our staff will make sure your frames are a perfect fit and will keep you on trend with the latest fashions. With our one year guarantee, you can rest easy that you made the right choice. Online shops just can’t provide that kind of service.

For your convenience, each office houses an extensive contact lens inventory and the doctors welcome even the most hard-to-fit contact lens patients. We can help with dry eye, multifocal and bifocal contact lenses that will be comfortable. We will get you taken care of.

The Eye Group doctors and staff work closely with the major laser centers and surgeons in East Tennessee with your best interest at heart. The Eye Group doctors, performing your comprehensive pre and post-op care, will be your advocates throughout the entire laser procedure. Their care and guidance will ensure that you see the best surgeon for you and are treated with the best technology for your particular visual needs.

The doctors and staff, with a combined XX years of eye care experience, look forward to showing patients why private practice eye care is a better option for your vision needs. You’ll find a visit to The Eye Group to be thorough, enjoyable and affordable. We will also gladly file for most vision insurance plans, making the process as easy as possible for you!

West Office

  • Monday
  • 8:30am - 5:30pm*
  • Tuesday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm*
  • Wednesday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm*
  • Thursday
  • 8:30am - 5:30pm*
  • Friday
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm*
  • Saturday
  • 8:30am - 1:00pm*
  • Sunday
  • Closed*
*Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
The doctors are available for emergency and urgent eye care needs. Curbside pickup is available for eyeglasses and contacts.

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865-966-2020

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865-412-4378
865-966-7332

  • 11124 Kingston Pike, Ste. 127
  • Knoxville, TN
  • 37934

South Office

  • Monday
  • 8:30am - 5:30pm*
  • Tuesday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm*
  • Wednesday
  • 8:30am - 6:00pm*
  • Thursday
  • 8:30am - 5:30pm*
  • Friday
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm*
  • Saturday
  • 8:30am - 12:30pm*
  • Sunday
  • Closed*
*SOUTH OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The doctors are available for emergency and urgent eye care needs. Curbside pickup is available for eyeglasses and contacts.
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865-577-4492

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865-412-4358

865-579-5862

  • 7220 Chapman Hwy
  • Knoxville, TN
  • 37920

Doctors at The Eye Group

Our Doctors

Dr. Dorian Lain

Dr. Dorian Lain

Optometrist / New Grandfather

Doctorate: O.D., Southern College of Optometry
Board Certified:Therapeutic Optometry
Member: Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians , American Optometric Association’                    

About Dr. Dorian Lain

Dr. Dorian Lain was born and raised near the Gulf of Mexico in Bradenton, Florida. He moved away from Florida to go to the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He met his wife Kym here in Knoxville at church, and they have two beautiful daughters, Ryan and Kaleigh. Dr. Lain and Dr. Manning opened the Farragut office together with only one employee in 1992, and have been grateful to see their practice expand and grow over the past 27 years. In his free time, Dr. Lain enjoys spending time with family, and various outdoor activities like backpacking, mountain bike riding, snowboarding, paramotor flying, and boating/wake surfing.


Dr. Joseph Manning

Dr. Joseph Manning

Optometrist / Outdoorsman

Doctorate: O.D., Southern College of Optometry
Board Certified: Therapeutic Optometry
Member: Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Society

About Dr. Joseph Manning

Dr. Manning had always been interested in medicine as he was growing up. Having worn glasses, the idea of being an eye doctor appealed to him. After attending college at Covenant College and UT Martin, he then attended the Southern College of Optometry. After graduation, Dr. Manning and his wife Ellen moved to Knoxville to establish a practice. He and Dr. Lain developed a friendship and eventually a partnership leading to the establishment of The Eye Group. The Eye Group is going on 30 years old now, with two locations, five optometrists and a fantastic staff. In his free time, Dr. Manning enjoys spending time with his wife and children, Maggie and Jackson, and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Randy Dutton

Dr. Randy Dutton

Optometrist / DIYer

Doctorate: O.D., Southern California College of Optometry
Board Certified: Therapeutic Optometry
Member: Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, Armed Forces Optometry Society

About Dr. Randy Dutton

Dr. Randy W Dutton received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1981 from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. Dr. Dutton attended St John’s University in Minnesota for his undergraduate degree in 1976. A native of Minnesota, Dr Dutton grew up and worked on a family dairy and grain farm. After graduation from optometry school, he began a 28 year career in the United States Air Force, During his military career he was stationed at numerous bases from Alaska to Florida. His assignments gave him broad experience from working in small clinics to major medical centers. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2009 and was awarded several Meritorious Service Awards for exceptional leadership and mission accomplishments. Dr Dutton’s optometric accomplishments included receiving certification for the treatment and management of ocular disease from the International Association of Board Examiners scoring in the top 3% of all optometrists in the nation. He also received special recognition from Allergan Pharmaceutical Corporation for excellence in contact lens research. He is a member of the International Optometric Honor Society for academic achievement. Dr Dutton has participated in numerous humanitarian medical missions to Central America delivering eye care to impoverished recipients. Locally he is involved in community food bank activities as well as local fundraising charity events. In his free time, Dr. Dutton enjoys spending time in family activities and home do-it-yourself projects.

Dr. Harrison Amburn

Dr. Harrison Amburn

Optometrist/ UT Fan

Doctorate: O.D., Southern College of Optometry
Board Certified: Therapeutic Optometry
Member: Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Association

About Dr. Harrison Amburn

Dr. Harrison Amburn is a native of Farragut. He graduated from Farragut High School in 2010. From there, he attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2014. Dr. Amburn continued his education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Upon graduation, Dr. Amburn joined The Eye Group in June 2018. In addition to comprehensive eye examinations for adults, Dr. Amburn sees pediatric patients and manages ocular diseases, such as glaucoma. Dr. Amburn is board certified in therapeutic optometry.

Dr. R. Kevin Cross

Dr. R. Kevin Cross

Optometrist / Avid Golfer

Doctorate: O.D., Southern College of Optometry
Board Certified: Therapeutic Optometry
Member: Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Association

About Dr. Kevin Cross

Dr. Kevin Cross was born and raised in Byrdstown, Tennessee. He attended Tennessee Tech University, is a 1986 graduate of Southern College of Optometry, and is board certified in therapeutic optometry. Dr. Cross was in practice with the University Eye Specialists for 30 years before joining The Eye Group family in 2018. Kevin and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three wonderful children, one grandson, and a shih-tzu named Samson. Dr. Cross serves as a Deacon at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and is a children’s leader in Bible Study Fellowship. He enjoys cheering on the Vols in all sports and is an avid golfer.

Our Team

Our friendly optometry team is our greatest asset. They love what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for you. We are proud to offer eye exams using state-of-the-art optometric technology, the finest lines of daily and recreational eyewear, sunwear, and friendly, professional service. We are the eye care center that truly cares about your eyes!

Call either of our locations to schedule your appointment. We are conveniently located in Knoxville, but close to Farragut, Oak Ridge, Maryville, Seymour and Sevierville.