Chattanooga Downtown

(423) 468-3305


(423) 468-3305


(256) 880-8058


(256) 233-5454


(256) 247-5252

Welcome to Pathway Eye

At Pathway Eye, our mission is to serve our patients! We are fully dedicated to improving and preserving sight. Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Pathway Eye, we provide compassionate, patient-centered care offering the latest innovations in lens technology. We offer many eye care services, from routine exams and pediatrics to the treatment of ocular diseases. Our eye doctors are friendly and caring and put our patients first. 

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Your Optometrists in Athens, Madison, Rogersville, and Huntsville, AL &
Chattanooga, and Collegedale, TN

Our Eye Doctors

Learn Who We Are

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    Dr. Chad Davis

    Dr. Davis is a native of Limestone County, Alabama. He was a student in the Athens City School system and graduated from Athens High School in 1992. He accepted a golf scholarship to attend Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. In 1997 Dr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His study then led to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

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    Dr. Heather Sutton

    Dr. Heather Thigpen Sutton was born and raised in Florence, Alabama where she attended Brooks High School prior to accepting academic scholarships to the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She graduated UAH Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. 

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    Dr. Jacob Smith

    Dr. Smith attended Athens High School followed by four years at Auburn University culminating with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. After Auburn, he attended Southern College of Optometry (SCO) to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2020. 

  • Dr-Megan-Taylor
    Dr. Megan Taylor

    Dr. Taylor graduated as Valedictorian and “graduate of the year” from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2015. She then went on to complete her post-graduate residency training in ocular disease at the Columbus and Chillicothe Ohio VA facilities. She also recently obtained her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

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    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. 

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    Dr. Brandon Alderton

    Dr. Brandon Alderton was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland where he worked alongside his father at their family’s optical. He attended Southern College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2020. While at school, he met his wife, a Huntsville native, and they moved to the area.

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    Dr. Cheryl Wiltse

    Dr. Cheryl Wiltse is originally from Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences and a minor in Psychology in 2011. During her undergraduate schooling she also worked as an optician at a local optical. Dr. Wiltse then attended optometry school in Memphis at the Southern College of Optometry, where she graduated in 2015.


What Our Patients Say About Us

  • Fantastic team that treats you like family! Knowledgeable and expert doctors! Love this place.

    - Jonathan R.
  • The folks here are wonderful. My wife, 2 year old son and I all had appointments and they took care of us in a fast yet professional caring way. My family has found our eye doctor for years to come moving forward. Thank you very much to all the staff. Service like yours is truly appreciated.

    - Robert H.
  • The staff and my doctor made me feel like their top priority from the moment I called to make an appointment. They are nurturing, kind, and effective. The facility and workers prioritize cleanliness and safety. I’m thankful to have such an outstanding practice close to home!

    - Haley R.
  • Very courteous, professional, and thorough. Most detailed eye exam I've ever had. Would recommend to everyone.

    - Benjamin O.
  • Just left their office with my 4 yr old twin boys and they did great! The staff was absolutely fantastic!

    - Cyndi M.