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Tennessee River Eye Clinic provides general ophthalmology, optometry, and optical services, 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, on South Montgomery Avenue right across the street from Jack's restaurant. 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 The 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

2019 Spring Promotion
April 15th through July 26th

20% off regular sunglasses (non-prescription)
30% off RX sunglasses (prescription)

Cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Excludes Costa
Show this ad to our optician to redeem your discount.
Expires 7-26-19

Now available! Optometry services. In addition to eye examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular conditions, Dr. Jan C. Lenz participates in Vision Care Plans including VSP and EYEMED, offers contact lens fittings, and allows more flexible scheduling. (256) 381-2020.

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!

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

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


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 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


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