About Us

Your eye care is an important part of your overall health care. At Southeast Eye Associates we strive to offer our patients the highest quality vision care and service. Each of our staff members are professionally trained to assist you in making informed decisions about what products and procedures will best benefit you and your individual eye care needs.

Kyle Barnes, O.D

Kyle Barnes, O.D

Dr. Kyle Barnes is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Optometry School. He is an experienced optometrist with a post graduate degree in optometry. Dr. Barnes is a well trained, caring, family friendly doctor who participates with the local Lions club and is active in the community. You can trust your optical needs to his experience.

“I am proud to provide my patients with the best in vision treatment technology, patient comfort and treatment options. It is my pleasure to address all your eye care questions and concerns.” – Dr. Kyle Barnes

Michelle Garrett, OD

Michelle Garrett, OD

Dr. Michelle Garrett received her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University and her undergraduate degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, where she graduated with honors. She completed externships at both Marion Eye Center and Perry Poiny VA Medical Center. Dr. Garrett specializes in diagnosing and managing ocular conditions, including glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. She also has an interest in fitting specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Michelle Garrett is originally from Jamestown, Tennessee and worked in Tennessee as an optometrist for several years before moving to Middlesboro. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, teaching in her church’s children ministry program, exercising, crocheting, and hiking.