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 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.”
“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.”
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 came to Jarvis Vision Center in 2016 after graduating college for a degree in Medical Transcription. I work closely with both of our doctors to ensure our patients get the very best care. I enjoy the family atmosphere here at Jarvis and the relationships I get to build with our patients. We have an amazing team at JVC and I know you will love them as much as I do!”
“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!”
“Working at Jarvis Vision Center has been a great opportunity for me. I love getting the chance to help change the way people view the world.”
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.”
“At Jarvis Vision Center we focus on quality care for our patients. As part of the optical team, I work one-on-one with patients every day to fit them in glasses that are functional, fashionable, and uniquely designed for their needs. It is a wonderful place to work, and I truly enjoy the group of people I get to work with every day.“
“I joined the Jarvis Vision team in March 2018. I am thrilled to be back in the Murray area after living in Hot Springs, AR for the past six years. I couldn’t have joined a better team. Patients here are made to feel at home and leave our office knowing that their eye health and vision have been cared for by some of the best.“