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James Venable, O.D.

Vice President for Clinical Programs


Dr. James E. Venable, a magna cum laude graduate of East Tennessee State University ('85), attended optometry school at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where he earned the Doctor of Optometry degree. He received intern training at the James H Quillen College of Medicine & V.A. Hospital and the Chattanooga Vision & Perception Center. Since entering practice, Dr. Venable has served as Director of Special Services, Director of Referral Services and Clinical Director for group private practices and referral centers while concentrating his clinical practice in pediatrics and binocular vision, laser vision correction and glaucoma. He has also been active in intern and resident programs having held adjunct faculty status at Southern College of Optometry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and the University of Houston College of Optometry. Currently Dr. Venable serves as the Vice President for Clinical Programs at Southern College of Optometry.