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Doctor & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Bellevue Eyecare Center one of the leading providers of vision care products and services in West Nashville.

Dr. James Kirkconnell

Dr. James Kirkconnell is an optometric physician, and graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry.  He did his internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center in New Orleans, and he did his undergraduate work at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.  Go Tigers!

He enjoys  people and educating patients about their  eye problems.  He likes to give patients their options for vision correction or treatment of eye disease. He will advise you what he thinks is best, whether it is a certain design of glasses or contacts. Sometimes there are choices in medicines to treat eye disease which might be the newest and best versus a less expensive choice of  drug to treat your disease.  He will discuss this with you.

There are times when the patient will need cataract surgery to achieve satisfactory vision.  Then Dr. Kirkconnell will refer you to one of the eye surgeons  he teams up with to have the cataract removed to allow you to have your very best vision!  He also can advise you if you are a candidate for LASIK.

He loves what he does, and strives always to do what is best for you!


Allen is an ABO certified optician with over 25 years of experience. He is very good at helping patients select the proper style frame, explaining choices such as options in lens materials to reduce thickness, and making sure that your glasses will fit well. He is very skilled at frame adjustments and eyeglass repairs. He will take excellent care of you and your eye wear needs.


Rachael is our front desk manager.  She always makes you feel welcome with a kind word and a smile! She has eight years of experience in front desk work and insurance verification. She may also do pre-testing with you.