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Doctor & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Wise Vision Care a proud provider of vision care products and services in Elizabethtown.


Dr. Wise

Dr. Teresa Wise obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1989 from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended both Eastern Kentucky University and Fairmont State College in West Virginia for her undergraduate studies. Dr. Wise began her career working as a leasing doctor for Pearle Vision in Bowling Green and opened her own private practice in Elizabethtown in 1995. In 1997, she expanded her business by purchasing the practice of Dr. Mike Noel after he passed away.

Dr Wise is originally from Pikeville, KY but made Elizabethtown her permanent home in 1989. In her leisure time, she spends time with her two Shih-tzus and loves to travel.


MelanieMelanie (Optician)

Melanie joined Wise Vision Care in September of 2018. She moved to Kentucky from Indianapolis where she had been an optician for over 15 years. Her pleasant personality provides a friendly atmosphere for patients and staff.

She and her husband like spending time on their boat with their dog, Bella.


<MariMari (Receptionist/Insurance Billing)

We are pleased to have Mari working in the position of receptionist and insurance billing. She welcomes all our patients with a friendly smile. Mari is retired from USPS and worked at Etown Florist for 6 years prior to joining us in July of 2016.

Mari is married and has one son and two grandsons. Her hobbies include reading, photography, furniture restorations, and baking.


SamanthaSamantha (Optometric Technician)

Samantha became a member of our staff in April 2017. She was a stay at home wife and mom prior to joining us. Her friendly personality and desire to help the patient makes their visit a very pleasant experience.

Samantha enjoys camping and boating with her family in her free time.


StephanieStephanie (Optometric Assistant)

Stephanie joined Wise Vision Care in October, 2018. She brings to our staff a wealth of talent, as she has experience in optical, contact lens trainings and pretesting. Therefore, she is a valuble addition to our staff.

Her free time is devoted to her children and their many activities.


Donna (Web Site/Social Media)

Donna joined Wise Vision Care staff in August of 2016 to maintain our Web Site and social media. She is retired from IBM and works part time at Etown Florist.

Donna is married with one son, one daughter, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Donna is a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville where she teaches Sunday school.