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Dr. Angela Johnson

Dr. Angela Johnson is native to Middle Tennessee. After graduating from Southern College of Optometry as Valedictorian in 1999, Dr. Angela practiced for 5 years in Nashville and Clarksville. She met her husband, also an optometric physician, in 2004. With her husband, Dr. Angela owned and operated 2 private optometric offices for 10 years in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Using the latest in cutting edge technology and advanced eye care procedures was a large part of her professional development as a leading optometric physician in the area.

Johnson FamilyMoving back to Middle Tennessee was a dream of Dr. Angela’s. Her style is to always provide that bright smile that welcomes all her patients into her family oriented practice. Creating an atmosphere of confidence is of the utmost importance to Dr. Angela. With the most advanced medical equipment in the industry, combined with excellence in chair side manner that Dr. Angela provides, Essential Eye Care has quickly become the gold standard for optometric care in Middle Tennessee.

Dr. Emily Burgon

Dr. Emily Burgon was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then earned her Doctorate in Optometry from Salus/Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA in 2013, and then completed a 1 year primary care residency at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. She became a fellow of the Academy of Optometry in 2017. Dr. Burgon worked in a group practice in Raleigh, NC for 4 years and has just recently relocated to Nashville, TN in 2018. She has a special interest in managing ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, and diabetes. Dr. Burgon has a passion for providing good patient care and connecting with her patients. She currently lives in Nashville with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, food enthusiasm, and experiencing art in all forms: especially live music, movies, and theatre.

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