About Our Practice
The goal at Weiss’ Dickson Eye Health is not volume. Instead we focus on quality eye care and healthcare. To achieve this, we invest a lot of time and energy into effectively communicating with each of our patients and working together with them to maximize their vision and their health. Dickson EyeHealth Center invests heavily in innovative technology not only to aid in making more precise diagnoses, but also to enhance your experience as our patient.
Learn more about our optometry practice here. We are pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.
Meet our Doctors
Donald L. Weiss, Jr., O.D.
Dr. Weiss began his practice in Dickson, TN in 1986. He is a 1976 graduate of Dickson County Senior High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1980. He received his Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science in the Biological Sciences in 1986. Dr. Weiss is presently a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association Optometric Physicians, the Tennessee Academy of Optometry, and The Middle Tennessee Optometric Society. Dr. Weiss has served on the Dickson City Council from 1987 to 1993, and currently is serving as Mayor of the City of Dickson, having been first elected in 1993 till the present. He serves on the Greater Dickson Gas Authority, the Water Authority of Dickson County, the E911 board, and the Dickson County Athletic Association Board. Dr. Weiss continues in his profession with emphasis on primary eye care and contact lenses.
Dr. Weiss is married to Lori Weiss OD. They have two children, Trae and Taylor. They attend First Baptist Church in Dickson. Dr. Weiss enjoys playing golf, watching baseball, and spending time with his family. He loves to buy his staff ice cream after a hard day at work.
Lori W. Weiss, O.D.
Dr. Lori Weiss began her practice at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville, TN in 1986. She then joined her husband, Dr. Don Weiss, Jr. and Dr. Charles Smart, Jr. in practice in Dickson, TN in 1995. She attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. She graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1985. After graduating, she completed a one year residency in contact lenses at Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Lori’s emphasis is primary eye care, contact lenses, and children’s vision. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Tennessee Academy of Optometry. She is the President of the Dickson County Pre-K board.
Dr. Lori is married to Don L. Weiss, Jr. OD. They have two children, Trae and Taylor. They attend First Baptist Church. Dr. Lori enjoys reading, swimming, snow skiing, and writing.
Dr. Lori is too modest to describe herself so the staff was asked to use one word description of her and here is what we came up with: She is a smiley, caring, precious, professional, personable, knowledgeable, fun, happy, sunshine, bubbly sweet angel baby doodlebug!
Janna Z. Smith, O.D.
Dr. Smith has come full circle with Dickson EyeHealth Center. She has gone from being a patient to an employee and now doctor. Dr. Smith is a Dickson County High School graduate. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1996. Dr. Smith then received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2000 from Southern College of Optometry. She completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at the James H. Allen VA Medical Center in 2001. She served as Assistant Professor at Southern College of Optometry for ten years where she was involved in the clinical curriculum, providing patients care and teaching interns in the Adult Primary Care Service. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Optometric Association, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
She loves changing up her looks by wearing the new trendy frame styles offered by Dickson EyeHealth Center. In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys reading, shopping, music, and spending time with her two children, Emily and Adam.
Marcus Daniel, O.D.
Dr. Daniel was born and raised in Dickson, TN and is a graduate of Dickson County High School. He received his Bachelors Degree in Microbiology and Mathematics from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Daniel recently graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where he received awards of clinical excellence and was named Outstanding Clinician of his graduating class.
Dr. Daniel enjoys working with all ages. He completed externships with the Veterans Hospital in Memphis, TN as well as a private practice in Germantown, TN which exposed him to a wide variety of patient populations and various eye conditions. He has interests in specialty contact lenses, treating and managing ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye disease, macular degeneration, etc.
Dr. Daniel married the love of his life, Abbie, in 2014, and they have a 10-month old son, Wyatt. In his spare time, Dr. Daniel likes playing basketball and enjoys watching Tennessee Vols football, Marvel superhero movies, The Office and sports.
Our Eye Care Team
Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients with understanding their benefits, scheduling appointments, and fulfilling their eye doctor’s orders. Our opticians can give you guidance in picking your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff are knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage. Learn more about our team here!
Rosie is our office manager/administrator. She has quite a hat collection as she wears many. Everyone knows that they can “just ask Ro”.
Rosie has been with Dickson EyeHealth Center since 1976. She was hired as a temporary replacement for someone on maternity leave and has remained in the eye care field since. Her interests include her cats, Jack and Daniel, Dallas Cowboys football and NASCAR.
Her passion is with the NHL Nashville Predators ice hockey team, which is more of an OBSESSION!!
She is married to David and has one son, Devin and daughter-in-law Jessica.
Jamie has been at Dickson EyeHealth Center since the summer of 1999. She is our office coordinator and insurance “guru”. She is also our personnel coordinator.
She has been married to her husband Sam since 2003. They have a son named Dylan. She loves coaching Dylan and his friends during baseball season. Jamie also loves watching Dylan play soccer, basketball, and riding his dirt bike. She enjoys having a girl’s day shopping with her mom and two sisters.
Jamie was “the nanny” to the Weiss kids as they were growing up, so if they turn out bad it is all her fault!
John has been the lab manager at Dickson EyeHealth Center since 2001. The optical business is in his blood as he is a fourth generation eye care contributor. He was raised in Dickson and graduated from Dickson County High School. Afterwards, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned his Bachelor of Science with a major in Physics and minor in Mathematics.
After college John completed many projects before returning to Dickson. He co-authored the screen play for Titanic. He installed the first nuclear reactor and ran coast to coast consecutively a record setting twelve times. John is the inspiration for the fictional character Will Ferrell……ALL IN HIS DREAMS!
John has been married to his wife, Kara, for over ten years and they have two children, Andrew and Gracie. John enjoys playing golf, basketball and soccer but spends most of his free time with his wife at his children’s various activities.
Leslie is our Contact Lens Technician and has been with us since 2003. She not only orders the contact lenses but she also educates, trains, and follows up on our contact lens patients. When our equipment goes down, Leslie knows how to fix it. She is always up to date on the new equipment and the best eye care has to offer.
When Leslie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jed, and their daughter, Lyla.
Leah is one of our Optometric Technicians. She has been with us since 2011. We love that she is eager to learn and has proven to be a very dependable and dedicated person. Before coming to Dickson EyeHealth Center, she was an assistant college softball coach at two different colleges. She enjoys working in the community coaching a 10U travel softball team filled with local girls.
Amy has been a part of the Dickson EyeHealth Center family since 2005. She is a valuable member of our team because she has been trained in all departments. Not only is she an Ophthalmic Technician, but is also an Optometric Assistant as well. Amy has a caring attitude and great taste in frame selection. She has two wonderful boys. Amy is a great cook and loves gardening.
Brittany came on board at Dickson EyeHealth Center in 2013. She graduated from Dickson County High School and attended Austin Peay State University where she studied Marketing and Management. She always has a smile on her face either greeting patients at the front desk or helping patients with frame selection in our frame gallery. She enjoys running, shopping, swimming and spending time with her family and husband, Patrick.
Athena – Eyeglass Stylist
Athena helps people chose just the perfect frame and lenses. If you look in the dictionary for the word “heart”, you will see her picture because she has the biggest heart, kind and thoughtful. And she makes everyone around her happy! Athena is married to Dean and has two daughters, Lesa Marie and Ryan. She has 3 adorable granddaughters, Aubrey, Emmie and Sadie.
Pennye – Eyeglass Stylist
Pennye joined the Weiss’ Dickson Eye Health team in October, 2017 as an optician. It’s a pleasure for to help our patients. Prior to joing us, she worked as an optician and ophthalmic technician for the most part of the last 27 years.
Pennye is an Alabama native, but lived in Dickson County and graduated from Dickson County High School. She returned to Alabama in 1990 and recently moved back to White Bluff, TN prior to joining us.
Pennye’s hobbies include spending time with her kids and grandson, any outdoor activities and Alabama football.
Lisa – Receptionist
Lisa’s initials spell “Laugh Out Loud” which is perfect because laughing is something she loves to do! Lisa has been married to Mike for 31 years and has a son named Josh. She has a precious granddaughter, Ellie. Lisa also loves to worship Jesus with her church family, play with her granddaughter and do things outdoors.