Dr. Michael Quackenbush
Dr. Michael Quackenbush graduated from Stetson University in 2010 and Southern College of Optometry in 2014. After graduation, Dr. Quackenbush joined the Hixson Eye Care team. In 2021, Dr. Quackenbush purchased the practice. Dr. Quackenbush is interested in all aspects of optometry with a focus on complex contact lenses and medical eye care. He is active in Hixson Kiwanis club and a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Southeast Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society. Outside the office, Dr. Quackenbush enjoys volunteering his time and expertise to the medically underserved in the Southeast Tennessee region and participating in mission trips to areas of the world outside the United States. He enjoys exploring Chattanooga and all the outdoor activities it offers. He lives in Hixson with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Clayton Rhodes
Dr. Clayton Rhodes, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, is certified as a therapeutic optometrist. He graduated from The University of Tennessee in 1968 and from Southern College of Optometry in 1972. Dr. Rhodes began practicing in Chattanooga with his father, Dr. Albert Rhodes. In 1980, they expanded their practice into Hixson and moved into the present location in 1984.
Dr. Rhodes’s practice is primarily focused on medical eye care for those with diabetes, glaucoma, dry eye, chronic eye conditions, and acute emergencies. Professionally, Dr. Rhodes is active in the American Optometric Association, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians and Southeast Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society. He has served on the boards of the Georgia-Tennessee Regional Health Commission and South East Eye Specialists. As a member of the Volunteers in Medicine organization, Dr. Rhodes is one of many doctors who has provided care to the medically underserved in the Chattanooga area. An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Rhodes enjoys hiking, bicycling, and swimming with his wife and daughter. After tirelessly serving his community for decades, Dr. Rhodes has decided to retire in January 2023. We are so thankful for the dedication and service he has demonstrated and will continue in his example.