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Since 2001, the Pathway Eye team has been 'seeing the best in people' through its relentless dedication to providing compassionate, patient-centered care tailored to everyone's unique eye health needs: offering services for people of all ages and life stages, effective treatment options, and a beautiful selection of frames in its always-welcoming environment.

InFocus Eyecare Chattanooga is ready to see you now


  • Eyeglass Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Retina Imaging
  • Diabetic Exams
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Treatment of Infections & Injuries
  • Kids Exams
  • Myopia Control


We work with most major health and vision plans.

  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • Davis
  • Aetna
  • UHC
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
Dr. Spencer Sechler, O.D.

Dr. Spencer Sechler, O.D.

Dr. Spencer Sechler, originally from Warren, Ohio, earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the Honors College at the University of Akron in 2012. Later, he achieved his doctorate with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2016. 

Passionate about eyecare, Dr. Sechler completed a residency in ocular disease and pathology at Southeast Eye Specialists in Chattanooga, TN, in 2017. During this period, he gained extensive experience in referral-based management of ocular disease, cataract pre/post-operative care, and glaucoma. His expertise includes primary eye care, glaucoma diagnosis and management, and specialty contact lenses.

A member of the American Optometric Association, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Southeastern Tennessee Optometric Physician Association, Dr. Sechler resides in Chattanooga with his wife, Laura, and their son, CT. As a family, they find joy in cooking, going to the beach, engaging in DIY projects, and spending quality time together. Dr. Sechler is enthusiastic about calling Chattanooga home and providing eyecare to the community.

Cali McCabe
December 19th, 2023

I had a great experience with the whole team at Pathway Eye. My initial eye exam was extremely quick and efficient. Their office has a variety of options for glasses too, which was another reason why I paid them a visit. I needed a new pair of glasses and the ladies at Pathway were PHENOMENAL in helping me pick out the right ones. I tried on several pairs, never felt rushed, and left feeling confident in the pair we picked. My glasses arrived very quickly after this with the correct prescription too! In the meantime I also needed more contacts and was having issues with my new insurance. I was given plenty of contact samples to hold me over until things were sorted out. The staff was SO understanding! I highly highly recommend Pathway Eye Downtown to anyone looking to have their vision needs met.

Joy Kramer
May 5th, 2023
I highly recommend!

These are the nicest people! I moved to Chattanooga a few months ago and had problems with my glasses pretty much as soon as I got here. I looked up optometrists in downtown, which is close to me, and decided to go by and see if they could help me. They had to add a new arm to my glasses. And the funny thing is, they had an identical, matching arm. They repaired, refitted and thoroughly cleaned my glasses, and wouldn’t take a penny. Everyone in the office was so genuinely friendly. Had to go back today to see if they would do something about my nose pads on another pair rritating my skin. Once again, I walked out a very happy customer. So glad I found a really great place for my optometry needs. They have a great selection of frames also. I highly recommend!

Melissa Rice Flowers
May 30th, 2023
So thankful for them 💓

The people working at Pathway Eye downtown are amazing. They are very knowledgeable and are so helpful when picking out your glasses. They helped me pick the perfect pair of glasses that not only fit my face but my personality as well. They always go above and beyond to help their clients. So thankful for them 💓

Common Eye Conditions

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

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