Primary Eyecare of Columbia, TENNESSEE

Primary Eyecare of Columbia has been providing exceptional eye care in the Maury County and surrounding areas for over 50 years. We want to ensure your clear and healthy vision for years to come.

Our current doctors have 30 years of experience treating our patients. We see every member of the family from your kids to your grandparents. We diagnose and treat a comprehensive array of eye diseases, conditions and problems including everything from eye allergies to glaucoma. We use the latest technologies and vision products to ensure that you achieve your absolute best vision. Our commitment to improving the vision for our community drives us to be the very best. Give yourself or someone you love the gift of clear vision and schedule an appointment with us today.

Dr. Vicky Young

Dr. Vicky Young grew up in Northwest Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science degree and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1995. Dr. Young is certified by the International Board of Examiners for the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

Dr. Young enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. She stays busy going to her children’s sport activities most nights. She likes traveling with her family and loves to read whenever she has time. If you know of any good books be sure to let her know.

Dr. Molly Pace

Molly Pace, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in 2018 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University.

Dr. Pace began wearing glasses and contact lenses as a young girl in the 7th grade. Later, as a senior in high school, she developed a corneal ulcer because she had not been properly cleaning her contact lenses over time. She spent a lot of time at her optometrist’s office for treatment where she became more interested in the eye care field. She later began shadowing her optometrist and eventually made her decision to pursue optometry as a career.

In practice since 2018, Dr. Pace loves seeing firsthand the impact that eye health education and quality eye care can have for her patients to see more clearly.

In her time away from the office, Dr. Pace loves spending her free time with her family. She is also an avid animal lover who especially enjoys pampering her Yorkie named Teddy.

Patient Testimonials

Great friendly customer service-minded staff that never have a bad day. Management is excellent as are the doctors.

Queen A.

If you could give them ten stars, I would. Everyone there is friendly and personable. Dr. Engle is great at explaining everything so I can understand it. And he is actually fun, too! I feel like I am in great hands at Primary Eyecare. And it’s the best place to get great frames for your prescriptions or just for sunglasses. They have all the great brands! Go!

Suzy H.

This is an enjoyable place to visit even if you’re going to the doctor :-). The doctors are quite capable and enjoyable people. The people that help you pick out glass frames are good at what they do and the ladies behind the front desk are also top notch!

Sharon C.

My experience at Primary Eye Care is always 100 percent rewarding. From the moment I enter all staff members are professional and welcoming. Dr. Van Hoven is brilliant; the ultimate and best physician ever! He makes me feel right at home!

Brenda H.

Dr Pete VanHoven is wonderful. I have been seeing him for many many years. His staff is amazing and he always has the most up to date, state of the art equipment for testing every every area of your eyes and vision. I give them a 5 star review and would recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent eye doctor.

Bettie H.

Primary Eyecare is full of wonderful doctors and staff. Dr. Young, along with his colleagues, is extremely knowledgeable. They are always up to date on the latest research. The office is friendly and welcoming and the wait time is minimal. I highly recommend Primary Eyecare Group!

Wendy F.

Every time I go to PRIMARY EYECARE , I feel like my vision/ eyes are being taken care of by the best. Every appointment has been superb. From the front desk to Crystal to Dr Pete, I leave knowing if I ever experience vision issues, I am in the best hands in town. Kudos!

Michie F.

I have severe case of dry eye and for years I could not wear contacts since I’ve been seeing Dr. pace my dry eyes have improved 99% and as of today I’m wearing contacts my eyes feel great. Love this place all of the doctors are great.

Bernice B.

Great overall experience! I simply dread eye exams. The pupil dilation, the touching my eyeball with instruments, and the puff of air are not pleasant in any way. However, today was the exception. I didn’t experience any of those things and I had the best and most thorough eye exam ever. Everyone was pleasant, informative, and helpful. I highly recommend!!!!!

Vicki S.

Today was my first visit to this office, and EVERYONE was professional, friendly, and very helpful. Dr. Young was very knowledgeable and listened patiently to my concerns and thoughts. From the front desk to the frame selection room, I was treated with respect and kindness. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Judith H.

This is probably the first doctor’s office of any kind I have visited where everyone had a welcoming attitude! I took my oldest daughter there for an exam this morning and ALL the staff we encountered at her visit were super nice and professional! The optometrist was thorough and engaged. I made an appointment for my other daughter and I before we left!

Andrea B.

This was my first exam with Dr.Pace and she is an excellent eye doctor. She was very thorough and took the time to explain everything. She even plucked a stray eyelash that was on a collision course with my cornea. The staff is also very helpful and I would highly recommend them to everyone.

Tom W.

Staff were all professional and personable, making the whole experience a pleasant one. Really got the impression that people really knew their job and that the latest in eye care technology was in use. So glad we found this group.

Walter M.

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