About Us

Meet the Qualified Staff of Jack Raby Optical in Blount County

Jack Raby Optical is a community oriented business in Blount County. We offer a wide range of optical services with our complete on site lens lab. These lenses can be customized for every need, including driving glasses, computer glasses, and sports sunglasses. Having our own lab on site ensures quality, fast, cost effective eyewear. We also carry a large selection of designer and name brand frame styles to choose from.
We service many Blount County companies with our Rx safety glasses program. We work with the local lions club, remote area medical, nursing homes, local churches, and area school systems to provide special assistance in eyeglass purchases, all to help meet the needs of our community. Come by and meet our experienced staff and let us custom tailor your eyeglasses to meet your needs.

OUR STAFF:

Jack Raby, LDO

Jack Raby was born in Knoxville in 1959 and has lived in Blount County since 1963.  He graduated from Alcoa High School in 1977.   Jack is a licensed optician and the owner of Jack Raby Optical.  He began his career working and training with Holder Optical in Alcoa.  Soon after passing the TN State Board exams and receiving his TN optical dispensing license, he opened Jack Raby Optical in its present location in June of 1981.  As well as being licensed as an optician by the state of TN he is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and is a member of the TN Dispensing Opticians Association. Jack has been working in the optical field for over 35 years.

Donna Crosby, LDO

Donna Crosby began in the optical field working and training at Pearle Vision Center in 1984.  Donna passed her board exams in 1988 to become a TN licensed dispensing optician.  She is also certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners.  Donna joined the staff of Jack Raby Optical in June of 1998. She has over 28 years of experience in the optical field.

Carol Wood

Carol Wood began working in the optical field for Superior Optics in 1979.  She continued her training with Holder Optical in Alcoa before joining the staff of Jack Raby Optical in 1989.  Carol works in our on- site lens lab and has over 33 years of experience in the optical field.

Missy Troutt

Missy Troutt began her career in the optical field by working her summer breaks while still in high school in 1985 and 1986 at Jack Raby Optical.  After graduating, she started working year round in June of 1987.  Missy works in the optical dispensary with the eyeglass frame and lens selection and fitting.  She has been in the optical field for over 27 years.

Halee Bivens

Halee Bivens began her optical training at Jack Raby Optical in 2009.  As the newest member of our staff Halee works in the optical dispensary assisting with frame and lens selection.  She plans to further her education by joining the optician’s apprenticeship program soon.  Her goal is to go on to take her board exams and become a TN licensed dispensing optician.