Dr. Arnette

Dr. ArnettesSarah Arnette, O.D., is your go-to for eye exams, contact lens fittings, and glasses prescriptions at Reeves Eye Institute. She credits her gravitation to a career in eye care to her own experience needing glasses as a child along with a unique premed program for secondary education students in her hometown of Rootstown, Ohio. Thanks to a local medical school, she and fellow students had extracurricular opportunities to learn different facets of the medical field.

Dr. Arnette attended Florida International University in Miami and earned a degree in biological sciences with a concentration in forensics. She initially anticipated becoming a ballistics and serology expert, but she soon began to lean in a different professional direction after the realization that she wasn’t stoic enough for that line of work. While working as a chemist/microbiologist for Coca-Cola after that venture, Dr. Arnette soon realized it was time to revert to her original calling – Optometry. She returned to school and completed her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. As her career began to progress, she soon found that certain diseases, especially of the retina and relating to dry eyes, were her forte.

In addition to her expertise with dry eye, disease management/treatment, and refractive services, Dr. Arnette performs calculations for cataract surgery patients. That’s just one of many of her talents, which she says helps explain why Reeves Eye Institute is such a good fit for her.

Whether she’s reassuring someone at their wit’s end with dry eye symptoms or she’s treating an advanced retinal disease, Dr. Arnette takes a simple, yet profound approach with every patient interaction at Reeve’s Eye Institute.

In her free time, Dr. Arnette enjoys one of her favorite hobbies – cooking. If she’s not in the kitchen, she can be found kayaking or traveling with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Arnette sees patients at the main office of Reeves Eye Institute in Johnson City as well as in Kingsport.

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Surgery Center
2328 Knob Creek Road,
Suite 500
Johnson City, TN 37604
P: 423-722-1310
F: 423-926-0529
Johnson City
2328 Knob Creek
Suite 500 & 506
Johnson City, TN 37604
P: 423-722-1310
F: 423-926-0529
Kingsport
444 Clinchfield Road
Suite 104
Kingsport, TN 37660
P: 423-722-1311
F: 423-926-0529

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