Dennis Matzkin, M.D.
Cataract Surgeon, Refractive LASIK Surgeon, Ophthalmic Eye Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Neuro-ophthalmologist, Eye Doctor
Dennis C. Matzkin, MD graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Cape Town and immigrated to the US in 1989. He completed a second residency and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
In 1995, Dr. Matzkin moved to Atlanta where he held the position of Medical Director of Eyesight LASIK Center and Eye1st Vision Centers. He has treated many prominent personalities including Amy and Chip Carter, President Carter’s children; Jesse Moorehead, world archery champion; and Capt. Herb Emory the WSB Traffic reporter, to name a few. Dr. Matzkin has also treated many eye doctors and their families, has lectured and published on various topics in the field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Matzkin’s wife, Susan, is a retired school principal and works part-time in the office as an administrator.
Dr. Kelly Herron, O.D.
Optometrist, Eye Doctor
Dr. Kelly Herron is a board certified Optometrist and residency trained doctor in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment.
Originally from Burlington, Connecticut, Dr. Herron grew up in the Northeast and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Central Connecticut State University in 2013. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry in 2018. She is joining us from Ansley Eye Care in Atlanta, GA where she has been in practice for the last year. Dr. Herron has been working in eye care for almost 10 years, having started in the industry as an ophthalmic technician. She completed her residency in ocular disease at Omni Eye Services of Atlanta where she gained experience in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and surgical co-management as well as all routine vision related services.
In her spare time, Dr. Herron enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and trips to the beach.
Dr. Kelly Herron is passionate about providing quality eye care to each patient she meets and she is looking forward to providing exceptional service to our patients.
Management at Allied Eye
The combination of our highly skilled management team and our innovative process is as unique as the patients we serve. No other Ophthalmic Medical Practice has a dedicated, full-time, in-house staff with the size and breadth of experience that our team has. That's the Allied Eye Difference.
Alycce has over 15 years in the medical industry. She has previously managed two other practices in the Chattanooga area and has a strong medical billing background. Alycce analyzes practice data and identifies practice growth trends and opportunities. Alycce oversees all of our staff and ensures that the patient experience is a primary
focus, in addition to the excellent patient
care provided by Dr. Matzkin.
423-855-8522 ext. 2017
Clinical/Optical Sales Manager
Riannon is the receptionist greeting you from the front desk, answering the phone, and helping you check in/out at the end of your appointment. She has been employed with Allied Eye since 2014. Riannon's computer skills, attention to detail, and her interpersonal skills, landed her the Head Receptionist position at Allied Eye. Riannon loves interacting with our patients and working with the staff here each day.
423-855-8522 ext. 2007
Valerie has been with Allied Eye since 2019. She is responsible for consulting with
patients regarding all surgical options available to them.
Valerie has a background as an optician
which makes her uniquely equipped to
discuss lens options with patients and how each lens can affect their visual outcome.
She works closely with the ambulatory surgical centers that we use to communicate both the needs of Dr. Matzkin as well as our patients to ensure that they are receiving quality care.
423-855-8522 ext. 2009
Catherine has been with Allied Eye since January 2020. She directs, implements,
and maintains clinic communications with multiple doctor offices, faculty, staff,
patients and other patient populations via mailings, newsletters or social media. Catherine develops a marketing strategy in order to create and implement growth for
the practice. She establishes and promotes brand awareness for Allied Eye and
monitors the eye care environment within
the Chattanooga metropolitan area. Catherine also organizes participation in health fairs, marketing/public relations cohesion, and social media publicity.
423-855-8522 ext. 2023
Kim is our Lead Ophthalmic Technician and has been with Allied Eye for 14 years. Kim’s position includes a wide variety of clerical, technical, and patient related functions.
Kim performs all of the duties of our objective level ophthalmic technicians with greater independence, including, medical record review; preparation for the visit, patient education, assistance with medical examinations, treatments, and procedures, coordination and scheduling of tests, and appointments. In addition to performing and overseeing such tasks, the Lead Ophthalmic Technician is also a mentor and role model for other Ophthalmic Technicians and functions as a lead worker for support staff.