locations > Ooltewah/Collegedale



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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 Ooltewah/Collegedale 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. Cheryl Wiltse, O.D.

Dr. Cheryl Wiltse, O.D.

Dr. Cheryl Wiltse, originally from Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences and a minor in Psychology in 2011. During her undergraduate years, she worked as an optician at a local optical, gaining valuable experience. Dr. Wiltse pursued her optometry education at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, graduating in 2015. 

Now providing eye care in the Collegedale office, Dr. Wiltse is committed to making each patient's eye care experience exceptional and individualized. Her goal is to ensure that every patient leaves with the best care, vision, and health possible. In addition to primary care, she has a particular interest in providing care for patients with dry eye and has experience with myopia control treatments.

Outside of her professional life, Dr. Wiltse enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children. Their shared interests include camping, cooking, enjoying the beach, and embracing outdoor activities.

Greg Sumrall
June 5th, 2023
Great experience...

I had great experience at Pathway Eye Collegedale. They helped me resolve an issue I was having with my contact lens prescription and also got me into a new pair of glasses. I really appreciate that they took the time to perform a follow up check, to be sure that their diagnosis was correct. Thank you, Dr. Cheryl Wiltse, and all the fine people at Pathway Eye. I would highly recommend your business to anyone needing quality eye care.

Paul LeRoy
February 14th, 2023
Best experience I could ever describe or ask to have received.

Best experience I could ever describe or ask to have received.

Familiar faces, new faces, all giving a professional yet assured experience of meeting my expectations for my vision.

I was totally amazed. Everyone working there was extremely kind and responsive to my needs and questions. Yet each had great knowledge in addressing my questions.

My Eye Doctors Office has become this location for all future eye-site issues.
This Team/Staff put me at ease, explained each action they were doing, and the thing I thoroughly appreciated was the time they took to ensure my vision was well taken care of on my visit.

Thank you each with the care and service I received from my first time walking through your doors.

Amanda Pavon
June 16th, 2023
Couldn’t ask for a better team!

Couldn’t ask for a better team! They are amazing from the second you walk through their doors! Everyone is friendly & professional. I’m so thankful we found Pathway!


Common Eye Conditions

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is the leading cause of adult blindness in developed countries and affects nearly 1 in 8 adults over the age of 60. AMD is a chronic, progressive disease tha...


Protect your eyes and reduce your risk for this common eye condition. Cataracts are probably the most well-known eye condition associated with age. By the age of 80, more than half of all people li...
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

A serious complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of adults over the age of 40 with diabetes have diabetic ...