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Primary Eye Care

Dr. Jon Franklin is a native of Wilson county and a cum laude graduate of Cumberland University (Class of 1989) and the Southern College of Optometry (Class of 1993).  Dr. Franklin has practiced optometry in Mount Juliet since graduation from SCO in 1993.  He opened Franklin Family Eye Care in 1994.

An avid sports fan, Dr. Franklin has interest in sports vision and works with local athletic teams to perform vision screenings and fit patients with sports-specific vision enhancements.  Dr. Franklin played baseball and basketball for the local Lebanon Blue Devils and baseball for Cumberland University from 1985-89.  He received the CU Lindsey Donnell award for academics and athletic excellence and the Most Valuable Player award in 1988.  He played on the first Cumberland University World Series team in 1988 and was inducted into the Cumberland University Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.  Dr. Franklin is a 1993 recipient of the Nova award for excellence in academics at the Southern College of Optometry.

Dr. Franklin married Karen Oldham of Dixon Springs in 1990.  They have two children, Erin (born in 1997) and Andrew (born in 1999). He is the son of Jerry and Thersa Franklin of Lebanon, Tennessee.  In his spare time Dr. Franklin enjoys coaching his children’s athletic teams, camping, golfing, reading and watching sporting events.

He is also an active member of the local Lions Club whose focus is providing vision care for individuals without the financial means to do so themselves.  Dr. Franklin preforms vision screenings for Cumberland athletes and is active supporter of Cumberland University Baseball.

An active member of the Tennessee Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Franklin is committed to providing excellent eye care for all his patients.