Dr. Reed Jarvis, O.D.
“I first became interested in optometry when I received my first eye exam in the first grade. Until I received glasses, I was unaware of all the details in life I was missing. I grew on to develop a passion for affording this same gift of sight that had been given to me.”
A native of Paducah, KY, Dr. Jarvis attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2003. It was here that he met his wife, Lora, and began his optometric education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2007, he completed his doctorate with honors and chose Murray as their new home.
“Blessed with two children, Jack and Lilly, I truly feel privileged to call Murray home. I believe Murray is a great place to raise family, become involved in community outreach programs, and make a meaningful connection with all of my patients.”
Dr. Jesse Williams, O.D.
Dr. Jesse Williams was born and raised in western Kentucky and graduated from Ohio County High School in 2004. He studied biology at Murray State University and graduated with honors in 2008. Dr. Williams later received his doctorate in 2012 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
While attending Murray State, Dr. Williams met his wife Charlsie. After graduate school they returned home to western Kentucky to pursue careers and raise a family.They welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Raylen, in 2014. Aside from optometry, Dr. Williams enjoys sports and traveling with his family. He is a fan of Murray State athletics and attends many sporting events. He finds time to enjoy the outdoors by hunting and fishing.
“I am excited to continue my optometric career in Murray. It is such a blessing to feel welcomed and at home in a community. I enjoy seeing the familiar faces of my patients and the opportunity to build lasting relationships with them. Murray is such a beautiful small town with a warm feeling that offers so much, personally and professionally.”
“I love our team at Jarvis Vision Center. Every day we strive to “wow” our patients with exceptional eye care, fashionable products and personal service. At JVC, we consider it a top priority to invest in our team so that they, in turn, invest their best in our patients. We also invest in state-of-the-art technology so that we can enhance the patient experience and provide the best care possible. Finally, we invest in our community by supporting local schools and non-profits. It is a privilege to be a part of such a great community and we express our appreciation through contribution, involvement and service.”
“I joined the Jarvis Vision Center team on April 2012. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Jarvis and everyone here. I especially enjoy working with the patients , getting to see familiar faces and meeting new people. My goal is to make every patient feel welcome and part of our family.”
Insurance and Billing Specialist
“I have been with Jarvis Vision Center since September of 2013. The most rewarding thing about working here is being able to interact with and help our patients. We work very hard to maintain a family atmosphere and welcome our patients to be a part of that family.”
Optician & Business Development Coordinator
“I feel like the staff at Jarvis Vision Center is indeed every definition of a team. To be able to come to work and know that you are working with others that truly care about the quality of patient care given to each individual that walks through our door is a great feeling. I love the fact that we work together to create a comfortable and knowledgeable environment for not only ourselves but for our patients.”
Lead Scribe & Meaningful Use Coordinator
“I’ve always been fascinated by the medical side of vision. Working with Dr. Jarvis to provide the best medical care possible to our patients is what I enjoy the most. My goal is to help facilitate a patient’s ongoing care with educational resources and the latest in testing and screening technology.”
“I firmly believe that every person, as individuals and customers, deserves to be treated with respect and courtesy. Jarvis Vision Center provides the environment, training, and encouragement to do just that. Working at Jarvis, with a staff of wonderful people, is a continual pleasure.”
Medical Technician & Contact lens Advisor
Michelle joined JVC in June 2010 after returning to Murray from St. Louis. She enjoys getting to know our patients as she prepares them to see Dr. Jarvis and Dr. Williams. “Making people comfortable and feel welcomed is my goal. I want our patients to know we sincerely care about their eye health.” In her spare time, Michelle enjoys going to the lake, attending sporting events with her family, and cheering on the MSU Racers and St. Louis Cardinals.
“Working at JVC has been a true blessing and wonderful opportunity for me to learn and grow. Our team promotes a positive and respectful environment for everyone. Here at JVC we work hard to cater to the needs of our patients making them feel appreciated as individuals. I admire each of my coworkers and feel privileged to work along side them. I feel that we are the perfect balance of fun and professional!”
“The first time I fell in love with this job was when I dispensed a pair of glasses to a little girl and she exclaimed, ‘I’ll be able to see the board at school!’ Knowing what we do can make that much of a difference in peoples’ lives is what I love most about working here. A great bonus is that my coworkers are a joy to be around; there’s always someone to share a laugh with or lift your spirits if you’re down, that kind of teamwork is such a blessing.”
“I joined the Jarvis team in August of 2016, I could not be more thankful to be working with such a wonderful group of people! I feel honored to be a part of such a kind, caring, positive, and professional staff!”
Senior Administrative Specialist & Optician
“I began my career with Dr. Courtney in 1988 then was joined with Dr. Jarvis in 2007. During this time I have been blessed to have worked with such great and talented people and to have made such wonderful friendships with our patients.
Our team strives to always put our patients first and to provide the utmost quality of care.”
Admin & Insurance Specialist
“My passion has always been to help and serve people within the medical field, especially assisting in offering quality healthcare to the Hispanic community. Through translation I am able to help patients effectively communicate their needs and receive the treatment that they need and deserve in a caring & comfortable environment. Having the ability to bridge the gap is the most rewarding experience for me here at Jarvis.
Hablo espanol! Ven a verme!”