Dr. Samuel Long began his Ophthalmology practice in 1912, making it the oldest ophthalmology practice in the Chattanooga area. Today Dr. Charles Kirby and Dr. Michael W. Yablick continue the tradition of quality eye care for the Tennessee Valley started by Dr. Samuel Long. Now over a century later, the Chattanooga Eye Institute is recognized as an area leader in eye care and research offering everything from cataract and refractive surgery, to eyelid surgery, to clinical trials, to glasses and contact lenses.
Our Mission is to provide excellence in ophthalmology through caring, competence, and cooperation.
Our physicians are Board Certified Ophthalmologists with a combined experience of more than 40 years practicing ophthalmology. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and well trained. Their goal is to help provide you with the very best eye care available anywhere.
We're sure that once you experience the outstanding level of care our patients receive at the Chattanooga Eye Institute, you'll never want to go anywhere else for your eye care needs.