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About Us

our mission

Helping you see – and look – your best, is something we take very personally.

In fact, it is this commitment to meeting both visual and lifestyle needs that has shaped our “personal touch” philosophy through more than four decades of excellence in family eye care. Count on us for individualized visual care of extraordinary quality; leading edge diagnostic and therapeutic technology; a caring and compassionate environment. And expect the exceptional.

We do.

our doctors

Meredith A. Ezell, M.D.

A native of Nashville, Dr. Meredith Ezell earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. She completed her internship at Methodist Hospital in Memphis and her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Since her start in practice in 1986, Dr. Ezell has focused her career on general ophthalmology, cataract surgery and laser vision correction. She is actively involved in ophthalmologist resident training with her work as a clinical instructor at Vanderbilt.

William G. Gates, M.D.

Dr. William Gates, a native of Louisiana, attended Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Medical College of Georgia.

In 1993, he joined Summit Eye Associates and is active on the staff at Summit Surgery Center, Summit Medical Center, Northcrest Medical Center in Springfiled, TN and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Gates has been recognized by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery for his research and clinical applications of soft, flexible silicone cataract instruments. Other clinical interest include laser vision correction and vision correcting cataract lens implants, most recently the TORIC lens implant for astigmatism and the ReSTOR implant for near vision problems.

Joshua O. Young, M.D.

A graduate of Lipscomb University, Dr. Young received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia.  He completed both his internship and Ophthalmology residency at the Texas A&M Health Science Center at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.  His practice encompasses both adult and pediatric general ophthalmology including treatment of glaucoma, small incision cataract surgery  utilizing specialty implants.  Dr. Young also performs oculoplastic surgery and in addition offers BOTOX® and JUVEDERM® (click here to visit Summit Cosmetics).

Along with family and church activities with his wife, Amy and two children, Dr. Young also enjoys mountain biking, water sports, scuba diving, underwater photography and travel.  He has participated in many medical missions to Central America to provide care to those in need.