Meet The Optometrist

At Jessup Eye Care, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Nashville patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Nashville optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Nashville staff and make an appointment.

Jeffrey Jessup

Dr. Jessup is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky and remains a Wildcat basketball fan. He attended Eastern Kentucky University where he competed as a varsity gymnast. He then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Jessup has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, and his Doctorate in Optometry.

After completing an internship at Mountain Home VA hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr. Jessup relocated to the Bellevue area of Nashville, Tennessee, and began a private practice serving the surrounding area.

Dr. Jessup is Board Certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and in addition to maintaining his private practice serves as a staff physician for 360 Care, caring for patients in numerous nursing homes in the Middle Tennessee area. Dr. Jessup also served as a key doctor delivering eye care to over one thousand children for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Middle and East Tennessee during the fall of 2014.

Dr. Jessup is the recipient of numerous awards including Metro Council Director of Volunteers Certificate of Appreciation, Tennessee Prevent Blindness Fred A. Rowe Volunteer of the Year Award, National Society to Prevent Blindness Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Jessup has letters of appreciation from presidents, governors, CEO's, teachers, and parents for his service to others.

As his practice grew it has been relocated from Belle Forest Circle to its present home in the Creekside Square Building between Domino’s and Jiffy Lube on Old Harding Pike in Bellevue. Dr. Jessup started a second practice on Thompson Lane near Nolensville Road serving the Woodbine area with a completely bilingual (Spanish/English) staff. Thompson Lane Eye Care is still providing excellent care under the leadership and direction of it’s new owner, Dr. Allison Jones.

Dr. Jessup is happily married to his lovely wife, Claudia, and is the proud father of three sons, Clay, Julian, and Jacob. He is also a motorcyclist, enjoys home projects, art, clay target sports, and is a private pilot.

Some of the organizations that Dr. Jessup supports are:

Drug Free World
The Way to Happiness
Our Staff

Harley is our receptionist and will likely be the first voice you hear when calling. Feel free to ask for her help with scheduling or questions about insurance benefits and coverages.

Our head ophthalmic technician at Jessup Eye care is Skye. She works daily as Dr. Jessup’s “right arm” preparing patients for their time with the doctor. She is also responsible for training new contact lens wearers, handling contact lens orders and shipment, and helping with any questions you may have about the care you receive.

Jessica and Clay are our “resident experts” in the optical area and stand ready to help with all your needs for prescription eyeglasses, sports glasses, prescription sunglasses. Looking good in your new glasses is just as important as seeing well, and we make sure to meet your needs in both areas.

Ophthalmic Lab Technician
Clay manages our ophthalmic laboratory and has been fabricating eyeglasses for over nine years. Our lab utilizing state-of-the-art technology to quickly provide your quality eyeglass lenses. Feel free to stop in anytime and have your glasses cleaned or adjusted free of charge.

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