Optometrists specialize in understanding the way the human eye works. We diagnose, treat and co-manage diseases and conditions that affect the health of your eyes and your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. We understand how age and other risk factors can affect your vision. Everyone is different, and our goal is to give your family the personalized care they deserve. From glasses and contacts to eye drops and surgery, we want what's best for you.
Our doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your personal needs. Maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, so we encourage you to ask questions, share your insight and voice any concerns.
Dr. Bob co-founded Drs. Botts & Botts in Big Stone Gap in 1979. In 1982, the practice expanded into Lee County with a second office in Pennington Gap. Dr. Bob is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He is a member of the Lonesome Pine Optometric Society, Northeast Tennessee Optometric Society, Virginia Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. Dr. Bob focuses on the treatment of Ocular Disease (Diabetes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, etc.) and family-based eye care. He is an alumnus of East Tennessee State University and Powell Valley High School, and also attended Clinch Valley College. Dr. Bob is a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap, along with his wife Diane and their dog, Kobe. He has three grown children: Andrew practices Optometry alongside Dr. Bob. Katie, a Virginia Tech and Radford graduate, is an elementary school teacher in Charlotte, NC. Hunter, a UVA-Wise graduate, practices as a nurse anesthetist in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Bob is dedicated to his family and the practice of Optometry. When he is away from the workplace, he enjoys ATV riding, yard work, golf, watching TV/movies, and carpentry.
Dr. Andrew Botts returned home and began his own optometric career in 2014. Dr. Andrew is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He completed clinical internships at The Eye Center at SCO in Memphis, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home TN, and Hyde Eyecare in Morristown TN. He is a member of the American Diabetic Association, Lonesome Pine Optometric Society, Northeast Tennessee Optometric Society, Virginia Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. Dr. Andrew has received awards for Clinical Optometric Excellence and the David W. Roane Award for Business Ethics. He emphasizes the management and treatment of Ocular Surface Disease (Dry Eye and Allergies), Ocular Disease (Diabetes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, etc.), and also enjoys family-based eye care, including Pediatrics and Contact Lens. Dr. Andrew is an alumnus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Powell Valley High School. He now resides in Big Stone Gap with his children Kennedy and Asher. He is a member of the Big Stone Gap Kiwanis Club, Trinity United Methodist Church, and The Gap Partnership. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, golf, watching sports, studying real estate and business, and spending time with his family.