Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee

Our Practice

Richard D. Durocher, O.D.

Dr. Richard Durocher, a life-long Middle Tennessee resident, is committed to providing excellence in eye care and enhancing the quality of life for not just his own patients, but patients everywhere by helping to develop new products and procedures.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Durocher has been heavily involved in clinical research for a number of related eye care topics, including ocular surface disease, contact lenses, and contact lens care systems. His expertise and studies have created demand for his lectures on eye care products on an international scale. He has previously served as president for the state association of optometric physicians and authored numerous published articles for medical journals. Highly respected among his peers, Dr. Durocher received the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians’ Optometrist of the Year award in 2011.

“I have tremendous respect for people putting their trust in me as physician, seeking to enhance their quality of life,” Dr. Durocher states. He demonstrates this attitude through his community service efforts, including providing eye care to Special Olympic athletes and donating gift certificates for glasses and eye care to the homeless.

Dr. Durocher is a highly experienced and instrument-rated pilot, often flying his own aircraft to speak at lectures around the Southeast. He resides in Middle Tennessee with his family.

Derek S. Peveler, O.D.

Dr. Derek Peveler is a native of Kentucky.  He attended Western Kentucky University and received a Bachelors degree in both Chemistry and Biology.  During his undergraduate career, Dr. Peveler was an active member of Unite for Sight, and the Lions.

Dr. Peveler continued his education at the University of Missouri- St. Louis College of Optometry earning his Doctor of Optometry degree.  Throughout his graduate studies, Dr. Peveler was a student intern under the late N. Rex Ghormley, a renowned contact lens specialist

He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association.  He is currently serving as President for the North Central Tennessee Optometric Association.  Dr. Peveler also donates his clinical skills both locally and internationally.  In his most recent mission trip to Lima, Peru over 400 individuals were given the gift of sight. “I often say that I hope everyone would be so lucky to find something they love to do as much as I love what I do. God has given me the skill and the passion to serve others in the field of Optometry and for that I am grateful” Dr. Peveler reports.

Dr. Peveler resides in the greater Nashville area with his wife, Beth and son, Landon. 

J. Dale Martin, O.D.

Dr. J. Dale Martin, a Nashville native, is passionate about providing excellent vision and medical care and enhancing the quality of life for his patients. Dr. Martin is actively involved in clinical research and the development of new eye care technology at Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Middle Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society.

Dr. Martin earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.

Dr. Martin is a lifelong Auburn Tigers football fan and resides in Nashville.

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