MEET OUR DOCTORS
DR. LACEY PUCKETT
Dr. Puckett is a local from East Tennessee, born and raised in Blount County. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee and received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. After graduation, she returned home to East Tennessee and joined this practice in 2006. After working as a full-time associate doctor for two years under the previous doctor, she purchased the practice from him in 2008.
Besides being an optometrist and entrepreneur, Dr. Puckett is also a devoted mother to two young children. Her son is a hyper young man who may be waiting to sleep until his teenage years, and her daughter is a very independent preschooler who struggles daily to keep up with her big brother. Work and family keeps Dr. Puckett very busy. When asked about her current hobbies, she will most likely tell you she has no time for hobbies...... wait and ask her again in a few years!
Dr. Puckett is blessed with a wonderful family. Her sister serves the practice as Office Manager, and the staff at Dr. Lacey D. Puckett & Associates are extended family to her.
DR. HEATHER WEST
Optometric Physician Heather West graduated from Carson Newman University in 2005 and received her doctorate from the Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in 2009. Dr. West completed external rotations at Clayton Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as at a private practice in Miami, Florida with Dr. Stephen Morris.
A native Tennessean, Dr. West relocated to East Tennessee, where she has been in practice since 2009. Prior to joining Dr. Lacey D. Puckett & Associates, she practiced in Halls. Dr. West practices primary eye care, including routine examinations for glasses and contact lenses, surgical pre- and post-operative care for cataract and refractive surgery, and care of primary ocular diseases, such as infections, injuries, glaucoma, and diabetes. Dr. West specializes in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses.
Dr. West is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association. She enjoys spending time with her family at the lake and volunteers her time helping others with nutrition and fitness.
DR. CATHERINE ABBOTT
A recent addition to our practice, Dr. Abbott also graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She currently serves our practice as a part-time associate doctor. We are very excited to have Dr. Abbott join our staff!