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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source Of Bowling Green the leading provider of vision care products and services in Bowling Green.

Dr. John Breiwa, O.D.

Dr. John Breiwa graduated from Bowling Green High School. He attended WKU and graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is a past president of the Kentucky Optometric Association and the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners. Dr. Breiwa is a past national chairman of Vision USA (a charity eye care program of the American Optometric Association). He formed a partnership with Dr Cheek in 1980 at the current location. Dr. Breiwa was the 1991 Kentucky Optometrist of the Year.


Dr. John W. Jeskie, O.D.

Dr. John began practice in 1982 after graduating from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He was Kentucky’s Young Optmetrist of the Year in 1986. He has received the Optometric Recognition Award from the American Optometric Association every year since 1983 for outstanding educational achievements. He is actively involved in Scottsville Community. He has served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and has been active in Jaycees and Rotary International. He works with vision-related learning problems in children, occupational computer vision and complicated contact lens patients. He is certified to prescribe medications for eye diseases. He joined the practice in 1999 after private practice in Bowling Green since 1983. He is married to Sally Jeskie. They are parents of seven children.


Dr. Joe C. Tucker, O.D.

Dr. Joe Tucker is a native of Morganfield, Kentucky. Upon high school graduation he completed undergraduate work at Western Kentucky University, and completed his doctoral program at University of Houston, graduating with honors. He joined Drs. Breiwa & Jeskie in July 2008 after being in solo practice for twenty five years. His experience includes partnership in laser vision correction center. He is currently a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association (KKOA), the American Optometric Association (AOA) and a member of the Rotary Club.


E. Britt Brockman, M.D. Managing Partner, Laser Cataract Specialist

Dr. Brockman is one of John-Kenyon’s cataract specialists as well as its managing partner.  He has done over 40,000 cataract procedures and is currently performing more CATALYS® Precision Laser System procedures annually than anyone in the US. 

He began his career at John-Kenyon Eye Center and was instrumental in the merger with American Eye Institute.  Dr. Brockman received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky and is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Louisiana State University (LSU), where he did his residency and spent his last two years as Chief Resident. In addition, Dr. Brockman served as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, receiving an honorable discharge after a tour in the Gulf War.

A Hodgenville, KY native, Dr. Brockman knows how important access to quality care is in rural areas, so he drives more than 35,000 miles a year throughout Kentucky and Indiana bringing his expertise in eye care to underserved areas. 

When he’s not seeing patients you can find him dedicating his time to the University of Kentucky where he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, spending time at the lake with his wife Paula, or cheering on the Cats in Lexington. In addition, he is an active volunteer with the Western Galilee Hospital in Israel where he travels to help patients who do not have access to high quality Ophthalmology care.


John M. Franklin M.D.

Education:

B.S. in Chemistry: Biochemistry focus – University of Louisville 2002

M.D. – University of Louisville School of Medicine 2006

Residency: University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 2010

Pediatric and Strabismus Fellowship:  Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital 2011

Board Certified:  The American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships:  American Academy of Ophthalmology, Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Medical Association

About Dr. Franklin:  Dr. Franklin grew up in western Kentucky.  He completed both medical school and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Louisville.  His pediatric ophthalmology fellowship was completed at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Franklin enjoys all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology, but has a special interest in pediatric cataracts and glaucoma.


Tabitha Steen – Office Manager/VS Facilitator

She is the Office Manager/VS Facilitator. She has been employed by Vision Source of Bowling Green for 13 years.

 


Teresa Lashley – Billing Clerk-Supervisor

Teresa is the billing/insurance clerk. She has been employed by Vision Source Of Bowling Green for 7 years. She came to Vision Source with 8 years experience in optometry. Teresa graduated from Draughons Junior College with an Associates Degree in Health Information Management.

 


Sharon Chambers – Insurance Coordinator/Accounts Payable

Sharon is the insurance coordinator/accounts payable.

She has been employed by Vision Source Bowling Green for 28 years


Janice Brown CPOA – Receptionist/Insurance Clerk

Jannice Brown is the receptionist/insurance coordinatorand a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant. She also works optical when neded. She has been employed by Vision Source Of Bowling Green for 30 years.


Connie Hughes

 


Stephanie Whitney

 


 

 


Shanae Baumgardner


Taran Blanton

Contact lens technician


Elizabeth Aguilar – CPO 

Scribe/ Certified Paraoptometric Assistant


Kesha Sutton – CPO

Scribe/ Certified Paraoptometric Assistant


Sheena Johnson – CPO

Scribe/ Certified Paraoptometric Assistant


Stacey Hurley

Technician


Stacie Ashley

Technician


Bonnie Bratcher

Technician


Leslie Wallen

Technician


Melisa Massey

Technician


Lindsey Copass

Optical Specialist


Gary Breiwa – Optician

Gary is a optician. He has been employed with Vision Source of Bowling Green for 2 years. He came to Vision Source with 18 years experience in optical. He enjoys talking and meeting new people.


Brandey Freeman – CPO

Optician/ Certified Paraoptometric Assistant


Yaisha Bays

Optician


Jessica Dymacek

Optician


Tiffany Brasher

Optician


Kammy Carpenter – Optician/Lab Manager

Kammy Carpenter the Optician/Lab Manager. She has been employed by Vision Source Of Bowling Green for 7 years. Kammy is working toward getting her optician license.


Crystal Meehan – Lab Technician

Crystal Meehan is the lab technician. She has been employed by Vision Source Of Bowling Green for 6 years. She came to Vision Source with 26 years experience in the lab.