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.
Jennifer Drake, O.D.
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.