More Than Meets the Eye

With over 30 years of eye care experience, you will find comfort in knowing that our team of eye care professionals have one clear purpose- providing you with quality eye care that protects, preserves, and strengthens your sight.


Commitment to Care

Outstanding patient care – that is the goal of the doctors and staff at VisionAmerica. We believe that comprehensive, quality eye care is best delivered to our patients through the guidance of our industry-renowned team. At our multi-specialty centers, patients encounter some of the nation’s leading ophthalmologists in a variety of specialized fields.

Maximizing our Mission

Since the inception of VisionAmerica in 1989, our mission has remained unchanged. We provide the highest quality eye care available while being on the forefront of innovative vision correction procedures. VisionAmerica values clinical care, education, and research- which we believe is necessary to stay relevant in an ever-evolving industry. 

About SEES Group

VisionAmerica is part of the SEES Group network of practices. The SEES Group owns and operates ophthalmology practices and single specialty ambulatory surgical centers across the Southeastern United States and US Territories. We are committed to providing patients in the communities we serve with the quality care they need and deserve.

Our SEES Leadership Team

The SEES Group leadership team is a group of experienced executives and operations experts who lead with expertise and integrity, living our mission and vision every day.

Mike Labedz


Paul Batson

Paul Batson, O.D.

VP of Regional Operations

Leann Benson, Director of Compliance

Leanne Benson

Director of Compliance

John R. Bierly, M.D.

John R. Bierly, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer,
Co-Founder of SEES

Danny Bundren

Danny Bundren

Chief Development Officer, VP of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Scott Burleyson, Chief Financial Officer

Scott Burleyson

Chief Financial Officer

Daryl Mann, O.D.

Daryl Mann, O.D.

VP of Physician Relations,
Co-Founder of SEES

Kalina Patel, Regional Director, East TN

Kalina Patel

 Regional Director, East TN

Cindy Piper, Director of Business Development

Cindy Piper

Director of Business Development

Olivia Ruiz

Olivia Ruiz

Director of Human Resources

Emily Sanderson

Emily Sanders

Director of Continuing Education

Amy Simmons

Amy Simmons

Regional Director, Middle TN

Sean Sykes

Sean Sykes

Director of Information Technology

SEES Shared Values

Our core values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves every day.


We hold ourselves to
the highest ethical
principles and
professional standards.


We respect,
celebrate, and honor
the uniqueness of
each individual.


We endeavor to serve
our patients, our
communities, and each
other everyday.


We practice empathy
and strive to understand
the physical, intellectual,
and emotional needs
of others.


We believe that
excellence is an iterative
process and seek
continual improvement in
everything we do.

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