Tatum EyeCare – A History

December 1st, 2016

Tatum EyeCare, the early years…Once upon a time there were two doctors who met while working for a chain optical store. They talked and became friends, realizing they both had the same values for patient care. Eventually, the doctors decided they wanted to open their own private practice where they could provide quality vision care for their patients. In 1998, doctors James McPhelan and Bryan Fuller opened their first location, Optical Illusions. Everything went very well for the doctors for many years. They provided their patients with the quality vision care the patients deserved and by word of mouth, their practice continued to grow.

In 2006, the doctors decided it was time to open a second location at Desert Ridge. This location was aptly named The Optique at the Ridge. And so the doctors travelled between the locations seeing their patients and growing their practice. Eventually, in 2008, they brought on another doctor with the same passion for quality vision care and an expertise in hard to fit contact lenses. This was Dr. Lisa Ho. For seven years, the doctors worked in harmony and, as a result, the practice growth continued.

Then 2016 was the year for change. First, Dr. Ho moved to Seattle to be closer to her family. Then doctors Barbara Lee and Ryan Felten joined the ranks as they too, have the same passion for quality vision care. Finally, Dr. McPhelan and Dr. Fuller decided that no longer did they want two small and separate locations, but instead preferred to have one larger office. This would allow all the doctors and staff to work together under one roof and provide patients with a larger selection of eyewear from which they could choose! Thus, Tatum EyeCare was born. Halfway, between each of the other locations, Tatum EyeCare stands tall, a pinnacle against the Valley’s mediocre eye care providers.