General optometrist, Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy!
His interest in eastern Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains and the outdoors is what initially interested Dr. Carusone in our practice. But it was his passion for pediatrics, vision therapy, and rehabilitation that made him choose Knoxville as his home. Dr. Carusone has had additional externship training in binocular vision, sports vision training as well as traumatic brain injury management and is excited to share his knowledge with his patients and our staff.
Growing up in northeast Ohio, Dr. Carusone completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Kent State University. He then made the nearly 800-mile move to Memphis, Tennessee where he completed his Optometry training at Southern College of Optometry (SCO). Dr. Carusone spent much of his four years in Memphis staying involved with local and national optometry associations including Optometry Cares, the Optometric Private Practice Club and the Lions Club. He is a current member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Colleges of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Outside of the Practice
Dr. Carusone likes to spend most of his time with his family, and he has gotten a little bit more busy as of late. He and his lovely bride Mallory (an educator) just welcomed their first child, Nova Ann, in April of 2019. In between changing diapers, they love to relax on the patio and play with their two dogs, Zeke and Ellie. He also loves to stay active when time allows. Whether it’s working on his jump shot, golf swing, tennis form, or weight training, he loves staying on the move.
In order to stay plugged into the local community and get to know the Knoxville area, you can find Dr. Carusone, Mallory and little Nova out to dinner at local restaurants or exploring downtown. They are huge “foodies” and enjoy finding new places to eat and enjoy what Knoxville has to offer. While beginning to lay down roots in the area, he and his family enjoy traveling back to Ohio and North Carolina where their extended families are located. When timing allows they also enjoy going to Hilton Head Island, the place where Dr. Carusone and Mallory said their vows.