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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists in Chattanooga, TN takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Chattanooga Eye Doctors:


Dr. Spencer Sechler

Dr. Spencer Sechler is a native of Warren, Ohio. He attended the University of Akron and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the Honors College in 2012. He received his doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry with honors in 2016. Dr. Sechler was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, the American Optometric Student Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, Sports Vision Club, and represented his optometry school at the annual National Student Optometry Bowl in Seattle, Washington in 2015.

Dr. Sechler completed a residency in ocular disease and pathology at Southeast Eye Specialists in Chattanooga, TN in 2017. During his residency, he received extensive experience in referral based management of ocular disease, cataract pre/post-operative care, and glaucoma. His areas of interest include primary eye care, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Sechler is a member of the American Optometric Association, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Southeastern Tennessee Optometric Physician Association.

Dr. Sechler and his wife Laura, also an optometrist, currently live in Chattanooga. They enjoy crafting, woodworking, and repurposing furniture. In his free time, Dr. Sechler enjoys exercising, golfing, and watching basketball and football. He is excited to call Chattanooga his home and provide eyecare to the community.


Dr. Heather Purman

Thank you for trusting us at Chattanooga Eye Care for your eye care needs.

We appreciate our patients and enjoy helping them by offering a full spectrum of eye care and vision health services, including primary care, comprehensive eye exams, optical/contact lens evaluations, contact lens fittings, LASIK consultations, and more!

We are delighted to announce a new addition to the team – introducing Dr. Heather Purman, O.D. She will begin seeing patients at Chattanooga Eye Care in our Collegedale location September 1, 2020.

Dr. Purman is from Frankenmuth, Michigan. She completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Central Michigan University and then went on to complete another undergraduate degree in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University.

She subsequently completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University. Where she graduated with honors and was part of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and Gold Key International Honor Society. Dr. Purman also co-authored an article titled, “The Undercover Cataract” for the Review of Optometry in the November 2019 addition during her residency at OMNI eye services in Atlanta where she specialized in ocular disease.

As an associate of Chattanooga Eye Care Collegedale, Dr. Purman will provide excellent service to all her patients. Dr. Purman treats conditions including dry eye, glaucoma, and infections. She has participated in pre-op and post-op Lasik/PRK care. She also performs diabetic eye exams. She enjoys treating patients of all ages.

In her spare time, Dr. Purman loves knitting, reading, hiking, and spending time with her three month old nephew.

Please join me and the team here at Chattanooga Eye Care Collegedale in welcoming our new addition, Dr. Heather Purman, O.D. She looks forward to meeting you and your family, and helping you maintain optimum eye health and best vision. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call or text 423-468-3305 or visit our website at