302 Sunset Drive, Suite 109 • Johnson City, TN 37604
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About Sunset Eye Care

Shelley (pictured above) is our 39 year-old red eared slider and she has been in our office since the office was first purchased.

We are so pleased that you have visited our web page, and we hope you will come visit us in person! At Sunset Eye Care, we listen to each patient closely to accurately assess what your visual needs are. We have worked hard to make sure that each patient is at ease during the examination process, and we strive to exceed your expectations.

Sunset Eye Care, PC, opened as Sunset Vision in the spring of 1979, under Dr. Richard Rosenberg. After 35 years serving the Tri-Cities community, Dr. Rosenberg and his wife, Jennie, decided to retire January of 2014, and Dr. Rosenberg sold his practice to a young doctor recently returned to the area, Dr. Angela Patteson.

Dr. Angela Patteson

Dr. Angela Patteson was born in Kingpsort, Tennessee. In 1996, she graduated from Milligan College, and in 2001, she graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry. In January of 2014, she was fortunate to purchase the established practice of Dr. Richard Rosenberg. She has been married to her husband,Gant, for almost 20 years. Gant is also from this area. He graduated from Science Hill High School in 1993 and they met at Milligan College in 1994. They have two children and love spending time with them. Dr. Patteson has worked in different clinical settings and is very comfortable providing care to patients of any age. She will take her time during the refraction to make certain the eyeglass prescription is correct. Likewise, she will listen to any additional concerns or questions you may have. If you have questions about dry eyes, laser vision correction, or any other eye-related matter, simply ask her; she loves to talk about eyes!

Dr. Sarah Arnette

Dr. Arnette was born in Akron, Ohio. She attended Florida International University and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and graduated in 2010. Dr. Arnette is a member of the American Optometric Association, TN Optometric Association, Northeast Tennessee Society of Optometric Physicians, Lonesome Pine Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association, and Bristol TN/VA Junior League. Dr. Arnette has practiced Optometry in Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. She also works on an intermittent basis for Dr. Torrey Carlson & Associates as well as Dr. Tammy Holsclaw-Jones. When she is not in the office, she enjoys baking, hiking, and traveling with her two daughters.


Jessica is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant

She is from Johnson City, Tennessee. She began working at Sunset Eye Care in 2013 under Dr. Richard Rosenberg. When Jessica is not performing special testing on patients, she is assisting Dr. Patteson during exams. Jessica enjoys painting, playing video games, and playing the violin.


James is an Optician

James is from Rogersville, Tennessee. He has worked as an Optician for over 10 years in a variety of optical dispensaries. He began working at Sunset Eye Care in 2015. He has a daughter and loves spending time with her. James also enjoys exercising, traveling, sight-seeing, and the Tennessee Volunteers.


Laurel is a Certified Paraoptometric

She may be the first person you see when visiting our office. She is from Johnson City, Tennessee. She has been a patient at this office since she was very little and has taken an interest in going to Optometry School. Laurel enjoys marching in band, listening to classic rock, and living with a free spirit.