Our Family Serving Your Family

Optometry Family Serving Western North Carolina

As eye doctors and individuals who have studied and practiced for years, we have extended our optometry practice and optometric services to touch and care for the young, growing and older eye patients as the quality of sight is a blessing we enjoy passing on through our gift of knowledge and experience.

Our mission: We provide eye care for the entire family using state of the art equipment and technology. We strive to provide exceptional service with a caring and personal touch. Our goal is to live by the Golden Rule- Do to others what you would have them do to you…Matthew 7:12

We are committed to providing quality eye care in a comfortable and professional environment. We provide complete eye care including glasses and contact lens prescriptions, evaluation and treatment of ocular diseases, emergency eye care such as foreign bodies and flashes of light/new floaters, and a full service optical with a wide selection of frames for every budget.

Drs. Taylor and their team are dedicated to keeping their patients comfortable and well informed at all times. We explain procedures and answer your questions.

Dr. Lynn Carringer Taylor Specializes in Low Vision and Ocular Diseases

Dr. Lynn Carringer Taylor is a native of Cherokee County. She grew up in Brasstown and graduated from Murphy High School in 1987. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mars Hill College then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) in 1995. She was a member of the UABSO admissions committee, SOSH (Students in Optometric Service to Humanity), and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.

She also participated in many intramural sports. Following graduation, Lynn then completed a low vision/ ocular disease residency at the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Veteran’s Administration Hospitals.

Dr. Jeffrey Taylor Specializes in Contact Lenses and Pediatric Eye Care

Dr. Jeffrey Lane Taylor is a native of Jacksonville, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then completed a Doctor of Optometry Degree at UABSO in 1995.

While in optometry school Jeff was the Vice President of his class the first year then served as President for the remaining three years. He also participated in SOSH and many intramural sports. Upon graduation Jeff completed a contact lens residency at UABSO. He specializes in difficult contact lens fittings such as multifocal CL’s, RGP’s (rigid gas permeable), and scleral CL’s. In addition to contact lenses he also enjoys pediatrics. Our office staff refer to him as the “baby whisperer”.

Dr. Keaton specializes in diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts.

Drs. Jeff and Lynn Taylor are pleased to welcome optometrist Dr. Brook Keaton. Dr. Keaton graduated from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry in May 2021. She is a native of Pearisburg, Virginia and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Tech. Her husband, Matt, is an engineer at MOOG. They have two large dogs, and they enjoy tennis and walking their dogs.

Appointments are available immediately. Dr. Keaton has special interests in diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Please call 828-837-1000 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Brook Keaton
contact lenses

Family Eye Care Centers in Murphy, NC and Andrews, NC

After completing residencies in the summer of 1996, Drs. Lynn and Jeff Taylor moved back to Cherokee County and started Peachtree Family Eye Care. In 1999, Drs. Taylor purchased the office of retiring optometrist, Dr. Dale Garland, in Andrews.

It was renamed Andrews Family Eye Care and thus started the Family Eye Care “chain.” (That is a reference to one of Lynn’s favorite movies Steel Magnolias (1989) when Dolly Parton’s character Truvy became the owner of two beauty shops and exclaimed, ”I don’t believe it! I’m a chain!”)