Knoxville and Powell Eye Exams

When the time comes for your annual eye exam, if you live in Knoxville or Powell, you need to schedule an appointment with the professional optometrists at EyeXcel. We have over 40 years of experience with nearly every type of eye problem from general nearsighted and farsighted correction to larger issues like low vision, macular degeneration, and binocular vision.

Whether you need pediatric eye care for your little one, new glasses for yourself, or want to switch to contacts, we can help you and your family find the perfect solution.

Scheduling an appointment is simple with an online request or press #1 if you call our office.

To schedule your eye exam faster, please have the following information ready:

  • Name
  • Address
  • DOB and SSN
  • Insurance ID’s
  • Medications (if known)
  • Responsible party for financial
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • And other basic information
When you arrive for your appointment please have the following ready:
  • Insurance cards, both vision and medical insurance
  • All glasses currently worn or used for any reason, including prescription sunglasses
  • Contact boxes for all contacts worn
  • Medication lists

Please also be aware of the following information:

If any patient arrives 15 minutes after their scheduled appointment time, the appointment will be rescheduled.

You may be given the option to wait for another appointment time on the same day if one is available. We will try to accommodate late‐comers as best as possible but will not compromise on the quality and timely care provided to our patients.

New patients are encouraged to print off all paperwork from our website and fill out prior to coming in.

If unable to complete paperwork prior to arrival, patients are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.

If you are sick, please reschedule your appointment.

For the health of our other patients, if you come to your appointment sick, or exhibiting signs of sickness, you will be given a mask to wear.

Eye Problems

Below are listed some of the eye conditions or diseases that any of our doctors at EyeXcel can treat.  This is in addition to the specialties that our doctors have that are listed on other pages within our website.  This is certainly not an extensive list, and we definitely see and treat lesser known conditions.  This list includes the most common conditions that we treat on a frequent basis.

  • Pink Eye
  • Stye
  • Dry Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Plaquenil
  • Eye Injuries
  • Allergies
  • Macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Lasik evaluations
  • Retinal Disease
  • Red Eye
  • Strabismus
  • Floaters and flashes
  • Visual impairment
  • Amblyopia
  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Eye Strain
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
General Optometry

At EyeXcel, our optometrists care about your vision. That is why we handle everything from your eye exam to binocular dysfunction and vision therapy. By using cutting edge techniques and over 40 years of proven experience we work with you to find the right solution for your eyes. No matter if you are 6 months or 106 years old, we want to help you see the world clearly.

Some of the things we do most often are:
  • Annual eye exams
  • Ocular diseases
  • Dry-eye syndrome
  • Post-operative care
  • Binocular dysfunction
  • Vision Therapy
  • Low Vision Rehab
  • Low Vision devices
  • Glasses and contacts
  • Diabetic eye exams
In the world of eye care today, there are optometrists, ophthalmologists, and eye disease specialists. Drs. Rhyne, Patton & Gilliland are optometrists and deal with many things including refractive error (prescribing glasses and contacts) and the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions and diseases. In the case that you need eye surgery or your condition requires a specialist, we have great relationships with excellent ophthalmologists and specialists, and can help you know where to go and what to do and what to expect. When it involves the eyes, our doctors and staff are ready to help and serve you.
Since the beginning of optometry…

There have been endless discoveries and advancements, and what we have discovered and learned about the eyes over the last several hundred years has been amazing. Our doctors may not have been around in 1263 when Optometry began but, have years of experience, and together with our staff, are proud to carry on this profession and continue to help people every day.

As a society, we have come a long way from being cavemen hitting people over the head with a club, and we now have better options for a horse with a broken leg than to just shoot it. In the same way, the field of Optometry has come a long way, and gone through much change and innovation. Drs. Rhyne, Patton & Gilliland have not only kept up with the profession as it progresses, but have thrived as the art and science of vision correction continues to innovate.

We are proud to be able to service all your vision needs. From a child having their first eye exam to someone dealing with a serious eye condition causing loss of vision, and everything in between, we can help. We carry all the latest products and devices and have what seems like an endless selection to choose from. Sometimes it is difficult to decide on your perfect brand or style of glasses, or navigate the 100 different ways we can make your lenses, but our knowledgeable staff is here to help. As far as the best glasses prescription or the perfect shape and brand of contacts, we carry all the top brands, and our doctors are experts at prescribing the exact one that you need.