Dr. Stone grew up in Oneida and didn’t always plan to be an optometrist. An accomplished French horn and mellophone player, she attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in music education. She taught music for a short time, but when a friend experienced a serious eye condition, her thoughts turned to a career in eye care. So she headed back to UT to take the science courses she would need for optometry school.
She graduated magna cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in 2010, and spent an externship working with Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor and Haun. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and quickly came to appreciate the value of a comprehensive eye care practice.
Dr. Stone and her husband, Daniel, are both members of the Tennessee Air National Guard. They joined on the same day, in 1999, and served together in the 572 Air Force Band for 14 ½ years. In 2012 Dr. Stone was commissioned as a Captain and began serving as an optometrist in the medical group. They continue to serve weekends and two weeks of active duty each year. On their down time, they enjoy life with their two young children.