Dr. Fred R. Shanks

Dr. Shanks, a native of Middle Tennessee, graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He has extensive experience in family eye care seeing patients of all ages. Dr. Shanks’ specialty is providing a warm patient-caring practice. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and is active in his church, Providence Baptist Fellowship. As a Gideon, Dr. Shanks has taken an annual mission trip to inner city New York to distribute Bibles since 2005. Dr. Shanks is very proud of his 5 grandchildren Emily, Katie, Mason, Jackson, and Owen.


Donna Shanks

Donna received her Bachelor of Science degree from Austin Peay State University. Teaching kindergarten for several years prepared her to work with insurance companies. Donna is most proud of her and Fred’s two sons, Brandon and Brad, and their 5 grandchildren, Emily, Katie, Jackson, Mason,and Owen. Donna is known as Dede to her grandchildren.


Brandon Shanks

Brandon became our lab manager shortly after the establishment of Shanks Family Eyecare. He oversees the operation of the lab to make sure patients glasses are made correctly and promptly. He stays current on the latest in hi-tech lens materials, and new styles of progressive lenses. Outside of work, Brandon is extremely active in his church, Parkway Baptist. He is involved in Upward Basketball, coaching his son’s Baseball team.


Emily Harrell


Director of First Impressions – Emily has the task of greeting everyone with a warm friendly “Welcome to Shanks Eyecare” with a big smile and doing that before the front door completely shuts. Besides making patients feel welcome, she schedules patients for their eyecare and coordinates with insurance companies to make sure the patient is eligible for covered services.

Pamela Paz

Pam has been in the optical field for over 20 years and with the Shanks Family Eyecare over 10 years. Her experience and training has prepared her to be the patients’ best asset in frame and lens selection. She is a graduate of Sterling Consulting and Gateway Provider Network, where she received extensive training and consulting experience. Pam also has her own Optometric Consulting company which has equipped her to know precisely the best lenses for each patient’s prescription as well as the most flattering frame style. From RayBan to Versace to economy frame lines, Pam is the person for your eyewear needs.”

Cinthia Martinez

Clinic Director – Cinthia coordinates all pre-testing, case history, contact lens inventory, and special testing. She works directly with patient care and assist Dr. Shanks.

Erica Johnson

Director of Patient Financing – Erica Johnson utilizes her experience in vision insurance and medical insurance to answer patients questions concerning their coverage and obtaining authorization of benefits. She applies that knowledge in scheduling and patient recall.

Wendi Shanks

Wendi received her Bachelor of Science degree in childhood development and education from MTSU. While in college she also cheerleading squad. She uses her education and love of children, including the experience of raising three of her own, to solve complex vision/learning related difficulties. Parents love her caring personality and the results and the kids just love her.