Meet the Optometrists
Joy Stone O.D.
“The eyes are the portal to the entire body”
When Lauren Joy Stone, O.D., peers into the eyes of patients at EyeCare Optical, she’s typically looking for serious medical conditions that commonly reveal themselves through visual impairments. After personal experiences and a background in managing eye care for all ages, Dr. Stone knows all too well how lives can be enhanced and sometimes saved by taking a closer look into the eyes of patients.
Sharon M. Billingsley, O.D.
“I am thrilled to be part of a comprehensive eye care practice.”
Sharon Billingsley, O.D., knew early on that a career in healthcare was her passion, but she also was a highly sought-after point guard for her high school basketball team. After her final game as Cleveland State Cougar, her admiration of her brother-in-law’s career as an Optometrist gave her the direction she needed to follow his footsteps.
Gregory Everett, O.D.
“I want to be as educated and skilled as possible to handle the most challenging of situations.”
Dr. Greg Everett has never shied away from a challenge. In 2002, right after his 17th birthday, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. So, one week after graduating from high school, he was in boot camp and by late 2003, he was deployed to Iraq in Iraqi Freedom II. Now that’s a challenge, but the quote above is actually referring to his job as an Optometrist with Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun.
Mia Guillory, O.D.
“I want to have a more personal relationship with my patients.”
Born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, Mia Guillory, O.D. had varied interests and hobbies like tap dancing, ballet, cheerleading and playing piano. But mostly, she just wanted to hang out with friends.
“I guess I just liked being around people,” Mia explains. “Combine that with a desire to help others and that’s how I realized that I wanted to work in healthcare.”
Daniel Horton O.D.
“It’s not like people are built in a Ford assembly line.”
As an Optometrist, Dr. Daniel Horton never stops reminding himself that not all humans are built the same. “People are different,” he says, “and different people respond differently to certain types of treatments. I want to make sure we treat each patient as an individual, closely monitoring his or her condition and carefully observing reactions to our treatments. Each patient is a unique case.”
Born and raised in Maryville, young Daniel began wearing corrective lenses at age 9. “I began seeing Dr. Peterson in Maryville,” he recalls. “He was wonderful and I could see that he really liked his job. I just knew that I could do some good in this profession.”
Kathryn V. Kibler O.D.
“I wanted to be part of a team invested in eye health, committed to the most advanced tools for early diagnosis with the latest technology for the most current treatments available.”
Kathryn (Katie) Kibler, O.D. is especially excited about the opportunity to diagnose and treat ocular diseases as a board-certified optometrist for Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor and Haun eye care team. Along with general eye care, screening patients for eye issues and treating eye trauma, Dr. Katie Kibler provides comprehensive eye exams and contact lens and glasses prescriptions for patients of all ages at EyeCare Optical locations throughout the Knoxville area, and at the group’s main office on Weisgarber.
Throughout her years in college and residency, the former New Yorker had been developing a love for the South, first the beaches of the Carolinas, and then the mountains of East Tennessee and she is delighted about the professional move that brought her to Knoxville, where her boyfriend since college works and lives. They enjoy hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, spending time on the many lakes and rivers of East Tennessee, shopping at the city’s farmer’s markets and UT sports.
Nicole R. Lamb, O.D.
“I strive for excellence in every aspect of eye care and my patients’ experience.”
Transplanted Tennessean Nicole R. Lamb, O.D., admits she has a lot to be grateful for in her adopted state. The native New Englander has come to truly appreciate the Volunteer State – everything from the rich culture, food and music of Memphis (where she also met her fiancé at Southern College of Optometry) to the urban pulse of Knoxville and the four-season outdoor lifestyle of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dr. Lamb is excited to be building a life here with her future husband, while getting the opportunity to practice Optometry at EyeCare Optical in East Tennessee. In short, she says, “Tennessee has been very good to me!”
Dr. Lamb provides comprehensive eye exams and contact lens and glasses prescriptions for patients of all ages, along with general eye care, screening patients for eye issues and treating eye trauma at EyeCare Optical and the offices of Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor and Haun.
Shawn Molloy O.D.
While growing up in McMinnville, TN, Shawn Molloy discovered two primary passions: swimming and art. As a teenager, his interest in swimming led him to become a certified lifeguard. In fact, the first year he was employed at McMinnville’s municipal pool, young Shawn recorded an amazing 20 rescues. “It was exciting work,” he recalls, “but all the while I had art in the back of my mind as my eventual career.” Accordingly, he enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University as an art major.
But things didn’t work out as planned. During his first semester, he discovered that his teachers were primarily focused on abstract art, a form the budding artist wasn’t comfortable with. “That’s when I got the best career advice of my life,” he smiles. “Thank goodness for Mom.”