Our Optometrists

Kaley Stinnett, O.D.

About Dr. Stinnett

Kaley Stinnett, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

Dr. Stinnett grew up in Hendersonville, TN, where she graduated from Pope John Paul II high school. She says she has always been a caregiver and knew she needed to be in a field where she could do just that. Dr. Stinnett’s favorite part about being an optometrist is spending time with patients and finding solutions that help improve their lives. She sees patients of all ages and especially loves working with children.

In her spare time, Dr. Stinnett enjoys trying new restaurants with her fiancé, Guy, and playing with their dogs, Leo and George.

Shirnil Channappa, O.D.

About Dr. Channappa

Dr. Shirnil Channappa received his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from Pennsylvania State University in 1995. In May 2000, he graduated from the University of Alabama – Birmingham with his doctorate in Optometry. His interest in health-related fields and interacting with patients led him to Optometry.

He enjoys helping his patients solve their eye care needs.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and solving puzzles.

James Hoover, O.D.

About Dr. Hoover

James Hoover, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2016 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Philosophy, from Louisiana State University. He spent several years working with the Children’s Eye Center of Baton Rouge where he fostered a deep love for eyecare.

While at Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Hoover was active with Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH), and traveled to Mexico, Haiti, Belize, and Colombia, performing eye exams and dispensing glasses to underserved areas. Dr. Hoover was also awarded the Outstanding Clinician Award by Southern College of Optometry’s staff doctors and supervisors.

In practice since 2016, Dr. Hoover has always been fascinated with the eyes and their functions in our lives. At the age of 8 or 9, he was diagnosed as being colorblind. Soon after, he began borrowing the colorblind testing book from his family eye doctor, and he would use it to test students in his school to find others like himself for science projects.

Dr. Hoover loves the satisfaction of knowing that his patients leave seeing and feeling their very best and enjoys helping them have a greater understanding of their refractive and ocular health status. He says it is always a treat to see the smiles on his patients' faces when they get their new prescriptions filled and experience clearer vision.

When not in the office, Dr. Hoover enjoys spending his free time with his girlfriend, Kelly, and his dog, Izzy, as well as pursuing an active life

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