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Welcome to Memphis Eye Cataract Associates
Your Ophthalmologist in Memphis, TN.

Call us at (901) 767-3937 today.

Why Choose MECA Eye, PLLC?

Your eyes are one of your most valuable assets, so it’s important that you find an eye doctor whose skills and expertise you trust. At MECA Eye , PLLC in Memphis, our team of eye doctors and medical professionals are dedicated to providing the best vision care in a comfortable and empathic environment. We adhere to the highest standards in treatment, technology and patient care, which is why thousands of patients have chosen us to fulfill their eye care needs.

If you are looking for quality eye surgery, eye disease management and treatment or optical services in Memphis or the surrounding area, we invite you to schedule an appointment with MECA Eye , PLLC. Here are some of the things we have to offer:

  • Decades of experience: MECA has been providing high-quality, personalized eye care and surgical treatment for over 40 years.
  • Fellowship-trained surgeons: Being fellowship-trained means our surgeons have gone above and beyond to hone their technical skills and expertise. Through their memberships with various professional eye organizations, our eye surgeons continuously advance their skills and stay abreast of the industry’s latest technologies and practices.
  • Cutting-edge technology: MECA invests in the latest, most innovative technology available to provide accurate and precise diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of eye conditions. This includes blade-free LASIK with IntraLase, LenSx® laser for cataract surgery, and premium IOLs.
  • State-of-the-art surgical center: MECA was the first freestanding surgery center dedicated to eye surgery in Tennessee. We are accredited by the AAAHC and adhere to high standards in surgical care.
  • Focus on patient education: We want you to be well-educated on your options so you can make informed decisions on your care.
  • "Generational care": MECA is the vision practice families trust. Our eye doctors have had the privilege of treating countless of 2nd and 3rd generation patients.
  • Proven patient satisfaction: See what our former and current patients have to say about their experience with us!

Patient-Centered Eye Care & Quality Service

MECA Eye , PLLC has had the privilege of treating thousands of patients from our area, across the U.S. and over 20 foreign countries. Our goal is to treat each and every one of our patients with exceptional and individualized care. To do this, we invest in the most advanced technologies, which aid us in developing personalized treatments. By combining technical expertise with a warm and friendly approach, we have been able to build long-lasting relationships with patients and their families.

Rest assured that when you come to MECA Eye , PLLC, we will take time to listen to each of your concerns and treat you with compassion and care.


Memphis Ophthalmologists | Memphis Eye Cataract Associates | (901) 767-3937

6485 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    James F.D. Freeman
    MD

    Dr. James Freeman, oldest son of Dr. Jerre Freeman, specializes in cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, corneal transplants and laser vision surgery. He graduated from Vanderbilt University where he was active in the band, chairing the tuba section and playing several other instruments including Dixieland Jazz on the piano. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and served his Residency at the Louisiana State University Medical Center Ophthalmology Program at Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed a Corneal Fellowship under Richard Keates at the Beckman Laser Institute while attending University of California, Irvine.

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  • Dr.
    Hal B. Wright
    MD

    Dr. Wright serves MECA in the field of Comprehensive Ophthalmology, including diagnosis and treatment of most eye diseases as well as refractive and optical evaluation and treatments. He has a special emphasis on refractive laser treatments and therapeutic laser treatments for glaucoma and diabetic retinal disease.

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  • Dr.
    John M. Freeman
    MD

    Dr. John Freeman, youngest son of Dr. Jerre Minor Freeman, specializes in cataract surgery, cornea disease and laser vision surgery.

    Prior to receiving his medical degree, Dr. Freeman received his B.A. in English from Davidson College in North Carolina. Dr. Freeman earned his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He served his Residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed a Cornea/External Disease and Refractive Fellowship, under Dr. Edward J. Holland, at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His Fellowship included training in ocular surface reconstruction and advanced anterior segment surgery.

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  • Dr.
    W. David Irvine
    MD

    Dr David Irvine is a retina specialist, the treatment and surgical intervention of retinal disease.

    Dr. Irvine graduated from the University of Tennessee and received his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his internship at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Dr.
    Theresa Cassidy
    O.D.

    Dr. Cassidy graduated with honors from the University of Memphis in 2012 with a BS in Biology. She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in 2018. During that time, she completed internships at Church Health Center and Family Vision Care in Memphis, TN. She completed her residency in primary care optometry at the Memphis VA Medical Center in June 2019, during which time she presented a professional poster at the national American Academy of Optometry meeting and co -authored her first article in Review of Optometry. In addition, she has traveled to Cartagena, Columbia to perform eye exams as part of the Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity. Currently she is aspiring toward being a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "THE MOST EXCELLENT OPTHAMOLOGIST IN THE WORLD, IN MY VIEW, IS THE ONE AND ONLY DR. JOHN FREEMAN AT MECA. HIS BEDSIDE MANNERS AND PROFESSIONAL CARE FOR ME AS A PATIENT IS PRICELESS. TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR PROFESSIONALISM IN THIS FACILITY. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU DR. JOHN FREEMAN, YOUR STAFF AND THOSE YOU DEEPLY CARE FOR. FOND REGARDS PASTOR/
    REV JAC'QUETTE GATEWOOD MOST GRATEFUL 2B IHS ONE MORE TIME!SHALOM"
    Jacquette G.
  • "I was at this office and I had a great experience Dr. Wright is a very good doctor and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly."
    Garry M.
  • "Great doctors and nurses. Professional but caring as well."
    Ken A.

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Our Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed