Tarr Family Eyecare


Optical Services

About Us

Dr. Blane L. Tarr, OD has been serving the residents of East Tennessee since moving back to the area in 2010. Born and raised in Jefferson County, he has always loved the Smoky Mountains, being outside in the beauty of the foothills, and cheering for the Tennessee Vols. He graduated from Jefferson County High School as Salutatorian in 1998, and graduated from Carson-Newman College with honors and a degree in Chemistry in 2002.

Dr. Tarr graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry with Honors in 2006. Upon graduation, he entered Active Duty as a Captain in the United States Army. He served at Ireland Army Community Hospital on Fort Knox, Kentucky, for four years before moving back to Tennessee to serve his family, friends, and neighbors. Dr. Tarr practices full-scope optometry with an emphasis on the detection, treatment, and management of eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and complications from diabetes.

When Dr. Tarr is not seeing patients, he can usually be found spending time with his family and five children, reading, or watching football. He has been married to his wife, Kelly, for 15 years, and serves as a deacon at his church.


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