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About Us

About Mullins Vision

Your Trusted Cookeville Optometrist

At Mullins Vision, we are pleased to provide quality vision care to the Cookeville, Monterey, and Baxter areas. We are family eye care specialists, so every member of your family can come to us for exams and lenses, including young children and elderly family members. With a caring, attentive, and compassionate staff hand chosen by our lead doctor, Dr. Stephen Mullins, you can be sure that each person you encounter at our office is experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and cheerful in their dedication to serve you well.

Whether it is guiding you through the insurance claim process, helping you finance your eye care and lenses, or giving you a comprehensive and comfortable exam, we are here to make your experience with us the best it can be. We are your Cookeville eye doctor office.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Stephen Mullins--Dr. Stephen Mullins is our lead eye doctor, and an experienced and trusted optometrist in Cookeville. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in 2007, Dr. Mullins also has a graduate degree in Biology from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.

He is involved in the optometry community at the professional level, serving as president of the Upper Cumberland Optometric Physicianns Society. In addition, he is also a member of the Tennessee Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. As someone who loves the Cookeville community, he is also involved in local programs, such as being a member of the Cookeville Noon Rotary Club, and serving on the board of the Heart of Cumberland.

Dr. Ralph H. Mullins--Dr. Ralph Mullins graduated from Tennessee Technological University before graduating in 1977 from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. His professional activities include being a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Optometric Association, the Tennessee Academy of Optometry, and the Upper Cumberland Optometric Society. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and raising Angus cattle.

Dr. Deanna Apple--Dr. Deanna Apple is an honors graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2012. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in 2003. Her undergraduate degree is from Tennessee Tech University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science Biology.

Dr. Apple's professional activities include being a member of the Upper Cumberland Optometric Physicians Society, the Tennessee Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.

In her spare time, she enjoys being physically active in athletic events, and attending church activities with her family.

What to Do Next

Contact us today to make your appointment for your evaluation, exam, and consultation. Your eyes are important and valuable. Give them the best possible care by trusting them to us. At Mullins Vision Associates, your eyes are in good hands. Remember, your entire family is welcome here.

Take the first step to better vision by calling us today at 931-526-6711

Mullins Vision Associates

585 E. 10th St.

Cookeville, TN 38501



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