For an appointment call (256) 381-2020

Tennessee River Eye Clinic provides general ophthalmology services and has been serving The Shoals and Northwest Alabama, since 1999, including Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals, Florence and Russellville. Tennessee River Eye Clinic is conveniently located at the north end of the Helen Keller Hospital campus, right behind George’s Steakhouse. If you have a stye or a blinding eye disease we are here to help. If you need contact lenses or advanced technology cataract surgery, we will take care of you.

Our friendly technicians will put you at ease during testing. Dr. Kassels has practiced in Sheffield since 1999. He is a board certified ophthalmologist who has over 20 years of experience and performed thousands of procedures. Dr. Lenz has practiced Optometry in Muscle Shoals since 1995 and her patients love her. Our experienced billing team will verify your insurance and file your claim. We accept most commercial insurance plans including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Co­pays are payable at the time of your appointment. Our phone number is easy to remember: (256) 381-2020.


News & Promotions

Now open! Our new office has a more open and contemporary feel, improved handicapped accessibility, more parking and room to expand services.

Now open! TREC SPECS Optical Dispensary. To help meet the demand for full service eye care, our optical shop is now open. We have a variety of frames to fit your style and budget. Our experienced optician, Glenda, will fit your glasses just right. We have Hoya digital lenses, Transitions, and Costa sunglasses. Don't just look good, see good too!

COMING SOON: Optometry services! In addition to Ophthalmic services of advanced disease management, ophthalmic surgery and laser treatment, Tennessee River Eye Clinic will soon offer Optometry services including Vision Care Plan participation, contact lens fittings, and scheduling flexibility. Check back here or call for updates: (256) 381-2020.

SLT laser for glaucoma!

The Lumenis Selecta II laser is our latest investment in your eyes. SLT laser for glaucoma is now available on an expanded, convenient schedule. No more waiting months to schedule your glaucoma treatment!

New Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) technology

During standard cataract surgery, an IOL is used to replace the focusing power of your cloudy lens (cataract). Often, but not always good uncorrected distance can be achieved. New technology IOLs can correct astigmatism as well as or better than laser, improved reading function without reading glasses, and as of this update we now have two options for correcting astigmatism and reading vision simultaneously! Learn more in News and Promotions.


Patient Testimonials

"I appreciate everyone of you here and all that ya’ll have done. You all are just precious."

- M.M. 2017

"Everyone here is so nice and helpful and it makes such a difference as a patient. Thank you!"

- D.G. 2017

Our Services

Cataracts

Right here, at home in The Shoals, you can have small incision cataract surgery with a premium toric intraocular lens to correct astigmatism or a multifocal lens to correct for distance and near vision. Learn More

Glaucoma

Glaucoma care involves a lot of work for the patient! Daily medicines, frequent office visits, and occasionally a laser or surgical procedure are required to to control this progressive disease of the optic nerve. Learn More

Other

Tennessee River Eye Clinic offers medical and optometric eye care including exams, management of chronic eye conditions, and treatment for all for common eye problems. Dr Kassels performs cataract and other intraocular surgery, as well various in office laser treatment. TREC SPECS is our optical dispensary with a great selection of frames and a full time optician.Learn More