Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Drake Eye Care and Eyewear the leading provider of vision care products and services in Murfreesboro.
Dr. Jennifer Drake
Dr. Jenny Drake was born in Greenville, a small town in western Kentucky. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating with honors. She completed clinicals in Ocular disease and Low Vision, Pediatrics, Contact Lens, and Primary Care.
Dr. Drake joined Eye Health Partners, a 17-location referal center spanning three states, in July 2008, serving as the Center Director of Columbia, TN. After one year of service, she was promoted to Clinic Director of Middle Tennesse, including clinics in Murfreesboro, Columbia, and Nashville. In this role, she served as an optometric consultant to other physicians on difficult cases in eye disease management and diagnosis. In May 2012, Dr. Drake parted ways with Eye Health Partners to create Drake Eye Care and Eyewear, formally known as Sanders Eye Care.
Her specialty areas of practice include disease diagnosis and management, hard-to-fit contact lenses including those for presbyopia and keratoconus, and pediatrics. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, from infancy to maturity. She fully supports the American Optometric Society’s recommendation that a child be seen for an eye exam at age 6 months, and because of that belief, will provide a free exam to any child under one year of age.Her professional memberships include the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Middle Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians. She is a member of the Rutherford Chamber of Commerce, the Blue Raider Athletic Association, and supports local school and community athletic programs.
Jenny is married to Gavin Drake, who also works in the practice as our optical manager.Together they have one son, Aiden, and one daughter, Zoe Ireland, who made an early arrival in October 2015. They also have a four-legged family member, Sebastian the Boston Terrier. When away from the office, they enjoy traveling and spending time as a family.
Dr. Kate O’Hara
Dr. O’Hara grew up in West Virginia where she received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from West Virginia University.
She graduated optometry school at University of Alabama at Birmingham. While in school she completed clinical rotations in ocular disease, specialty contact lens, pediatrics, and low vision. She was awarded Alcon’s Contact Lens Scholarship and attended the Alcon Student Excellence program in Fort Worth, Texas. She enjoys seeing patients of any age and is dedicated to knowing the latest research, technology, and treatments in optometry.
In her free time Kate is an avid WVU fan and attends at least 2 home football games a year (Let’s Go Mountaineers)! She loves traveling with her husband and exploring the outdoors with her 2 dogs, Tyra and Masi.
Dr. Kiah Williams
Dr. Williams is a Florida native – born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She attended Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Business Management. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts.
While in optometry school she was an active member in the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and was lucky enough to participate in medical missions serving rural communities in Belize. She completed her clinical rotations in pediatrics, vision therapy, contact lens, low vision, and ocular disease rotations at multiple VA hospitals in the North East and in Florida.
Upon graduation from optometry school, she began practicing across three rural towns in south Georgia. She loves the connection that she is able to create with patients of all ages and feels a strong calling towards treatment and management of various ocular diseases.
Kiah, her husband Dan, and their lab mix Lexington made the move to Middle Tennessee in late 2019. When she isn’t working she fills her spare time with DIY home makeover projects on their “fixer-upper” house and traveling to be with family and friends.
Dr. Ashlee Henderson
Dr. Henderson was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. She completed her undergraduate work at West Virginia University where she received a BS in Biology and a Minor in Communication Studies. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
During her time at SCO, Dr. Henderson was actively involved in S.V.O.S.H and performed medical mission trips to Kingston, Jamaica, Merida, Mexico, and Barranquilla, Colombia. She completed her externships at the Louis A. Johnson VAMC and Halpern Eye Care where she focused on ocular disease, contact lenses, pediatric, and primary eye care.
Dr. Henderson continues to be actively involved in the optometric community as a member of the Middle Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the American Optometric Association.
During her free time, Dr. Henderson loves to spend time outdoors with family and friends, traveling, enjoying live music, and working out. She also enjoys cheering on the WVU Mountaineers, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins!