To say Dr. Brent Fry is committed to his local community would be an understatement. In 2002, he moved back to his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee and set up an office just two blocks away from where he went to school as a child. And his practice continues to thrive.
Dr. Fry understands the importance of utilizing the latest technology in order to offer his patients the highest quality care. In fact, he's committed to adding a new piece of technology to the office each year. To date, Premier Eyecare has an OCT, Optos Daytona, MPOD, Zeiss Visual Field Analyzer, Zeiss Corneal Topographer, and iCare Tonometer, to name a few.
Dr. Fry is actively involved with his local optometric society, the East Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and has served twice as president. He's also a long-time member of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association, has been a speaker for industry leaders, and currently serves as a member director with the IDOC/Prima optometric alliance. Dr. Fry also sits on the board of his local surgical referral practice, Southeast Eye Specialists, providing feedback on concerns that primary care optometrists have in the co-management of surgical patients.
Dr. Fry’s passion for contact lenses, especially hard-to-fit contact lenses—including hybrid, rigid gas-permeable lenses, scleral lenses, and orthokeratology—has inspired him to share his passion with others.
Putting their commitment to community into action, the team at Premier Eyecare has participated in local health fairs throughout Knoxville for more than a decade. The practice also supports local sports teams and schools, as well as participating in several community events.
That commitment extends to those in the practice's community who have served in the armed forces. For Veterans Day, Dr. Fry reserves the clinic for veterans and active duty personnel, providing complimentary eye exams and discounted eyeglasses. And during Premier Eyecare's first year, Dr. Fry set aside a day to examine a group of about twenty Army reservists, free of charge. The local Army Reserve office then honored the practice with the Seven Seals Award, which has been displayed in the office ever since.
Now, the office can proudly display their latest honor—being named a 2017 Best Practice.