For over twenty years, the SouthEast Eye Specialists team has been exceeding patient expectations when it comes to eye care. Here, you can discover the fresh insight and support our seasoned healthcare teams and physicians bring to the table. We believe it is vital to stay on top of the latest technology trends – providing you with state-of-the-art options for all your eye care needs.

Local Care that Delivers Results

With the SouthEast Eye Specialists group of practices expanding across the state of Tennessee and into Georgia, we have many convenient locations ready to serve you.  Every member of our SouthEast Eye Specialists family is committed to our five shared values of integrity, respect, service, compassion, and excellence. We are committed building upon a unifying mission to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.

About SEES Group

SouthEast Eye Specialists is part of the SEES Group network of practices. The SEES Group operates and manages ophthalmology practices and single specialty ambulatory surgery centers across the Southeastern United States and US Territories. We are committed to providing patients in the communities we serve with the quality care they need and deserve.

Our SEES Leadership Team

Our team of experienced business executives and operations experts leads with integrity and expertise, putting our mission and vision into action every day. (include photos and titles from the leadership section from the SEES Group

Mike Labedz


Paul Batson

Paul Batson, O.D.

VP of Regional Operations

Leann Benson, Director of Compliance

Leanne Benson

Director of Compliance

John R. Bierly, M.D.

John R. Bierly, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer,
Co-Founder of SEES

Danny Bundren

Danny Bundren

Chief Development Officer, VP of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Scott Burleyson, Chief Financial Officer

Scott Burleyson

Chief Financial Officer

Daryl Mann, O.D.

Daryl Mann, O.D.

VP of Physician Relations,
Co-Founder of SEES

Kalina Patel, Regional Director, East TN

Kalina Patel

 Regional Director, East TN

Amy Simmons

Amy Simmons

Regional Director, Middle TN

Olivia Ruiz

Olivia Ruiz

Director of Human Resources

Emily Sanderson

Emily Sanders

Director of Continuing Education

Sean Sykes

Sean Sykes

Director of Information Technology

SEES Shared Values

Our core values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves every day.


We hold ourselves to
the highest ethical
principles and
professional standards.


We respect,
celebrate, and honor
the uniqueness of
each individual.


We endeavor to serve
our patients, our
communities, and each
other everyday.


We practice empathy
and strive to understand
the physical, intellectual,
and emotional needs
of others.


We believe that
excellence is an iterative
process and seek
continual improvement in
everything we do.

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