J. Shawn McBride, O.D.
Dr. McBride is the owner of Tullahoma Vision Associates.
He joined the practice after graduating summa cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, where he was salutatorian of the Class of 1992.
He became owner of the practice in 1996.
Dr. McBride is therapeutically certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and is a member of the American Optometric Association (Contact Lens and Cornea Section member), Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, Orthokeratology Academy of America, Scleral Lens Education Society, and Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.
He is also a Fellow of the Tennessee Academy of Optometry and a Past-President of the South Central Tennessee Optometric Society.
particularly enjoys working in several specialty areas, including dry eye treatment, bifocal and other special-design contact lenses, orthokeratology/Corneal Refractive Therapy, and laser vision correction pre- and post-operative care.
He has also been a clinical investigator for Bausch & Lomb and Menicon contact lens products.
A native of Tullahoma and 1983 graduate of Tullahoma High School, Dr. McBride received his Associate of Science degree from Motlow State Community College in 1986.
He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he majored in biology.
He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988 after compiling a perfect 4.0 grade-point average at UT. While in optometry school, Dr. McBride was a teaching assistant in the anatomy and histology labs and a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity.
accomplishments during his
training was earning the highest score in the nation on the National Board exam.
Dr. McBride is an active member and Past-President of both the Tullahoma Sunrise Rotary Club and Coffee County Toastmasters.
A percussionist since sixth grade, Dr. McBride was a member of the World Champion Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps of Rockford, Illinois in 1984 and 1986, and he was an instructor for the corps in 1987.
very much remains a drum corps enthusiast and regularly attends competitions in the summertime.
Also known as the "Drum Doctor" in marching percussion circles, he
has enjoyed working with several high school band programs over the years.
varied music interests, Dr. McBride's
hobbies include audio recording, video production and home theater.
is also an avid sports fan and closely follows University of Tennessee
Dr. McBride is a member of First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma where he plays percussion in the instrumental ensemble and is in charge of sound for the 10:55 am worship service.