302 Sunset Drive, Suite 109 • Johnson City, TN 37604
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At Sunset Eye Care, we listen to each patient closely to accurately assess what your visual needs are. We can answer any question you may have about your vision needs and options.To learn more about the specific products we offer and conditions we treat, please select or read about one or of the subcategories below and schedule an appointment.


We stay abreast of the most current frame styles, yet we also are mindful to carry the classic styles that many patients prefer. We carry the exclusive Kazuo Kawasaki rimless frame line (AKA: Sarah Palin glasses), Costa, Toms, Kate Spade, Ray-Ban, G.X. and L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani, Banana Republic, Silhouette, and many more.

Contact Lenses

We offer a variety of contact lenses for your needs. We recommend daily disposable contact lenses for children and teens. We also have multifocal contact lenses, extended wear contacts, and the ability to fit patients for gas permeable contact lenses.

Eye Conditions

A concise guide to some of the most common conditions diagnosed and often treated by Dr. Patteson, including amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and blepharitis.

Vision Problems

There are many different types of vision problems that could be affecting your eyesight including astigmatism and farsightedness which can be diagnosed and often treated by Dr. Patteson.

Eye Diseases

“Eye diseases” is a blanket term that refers to a host of diseases relating to the function of the eye including diabetic eye disease and pink eye which can be diagnosed and often treated by Dr. Patteson.

Glaucoma Treatment

Often called “the silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is an increase in the intraocular pressure of the eyes, which causes damage to the optic nerve with no signs or symptoms in the early stages of the disease. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to a decrease in peripheral vision and eventually blindness.

While there is no cure for glaucoma, there are medications and surgery available that can help halt further vision loss. Early detection and regular eye exams are vital to slowing the progress of the disease.

We have the latest technology to manage and treat glaucoma. If surgical treatment is warranted, Dr.Patteson will work with ophthalmologists to provide the best care for your vision.


A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens, which leads to a progressive blurring or dimming of vision. It is the world’s leading cause of blindness and among the most common conditions related to aging – by age 65, you have a 50 percent chance of developing a cataract, and, by age 75, it jumps to 70 percent.

A cataract starts out small and initially has little or no effect on vision. As the cataract progresses, it becomes harder to read and perform other normal tasks. In the early stages, your doctor may recommend stronger eyeglasses and adjusting your lighting to reduce glare. When cataracts disrupt your daily life, your doctor may recommend cataract-removal surgery, which is one of the most frequent and successful procedures done in the U.S.

Dry Eye

Have you ever mentioned to your doctor that you have dry eye, and they hand you the nearest box of artificial tears and shove you out the door? There are several causes of dry eye, and therefore there are different types of treatment, including prescription therapies, tears, oral supplements,punctal plugs, dietary changes, and environmental changes. Dr. Patteson understands that dry eye disease can be debilitating, and it can interrupt many of the daily activities that patients enjoy. We can assess your dry eye issues and customize a treatment plan that can work best for you.


LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.

While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Dr. Patteson will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.

Low Vision Therapy

Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy.

Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.