Welcome to Emory Eyecare
Your Optometrist in Emory, TX

Call us at (903) 474-9090 today.

Welcome to Emory Eyecare. We have been serving Rains county and the surrounding communities since 2011 and count it a privilege to be your eyecare provider.  No matter where you live, Emory Eyecare is worth the drive.

Our practice is ever growing because you are choosing Emory Eyecare as your eyecare provider in North East Texas.  You will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation.

Emory Eyecare will provide a comprehensive eye examination and a contact lens examination, if applicable.  Our office also treats and diagnoses common eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.  We can also provide care for ocular emergencies and pre- and post-operative care. 

Eric L. Ketchum O.D. and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. 

Eric L. Ketchum O.D.
Emory Optometrist | Emory Eyecare | (903) 474-9090
886 E. Lennon Dr.
Emory, TX 75440

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Meet the Emory Eyecare Staff

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  • Eric L. Ketchum, O.D.

    Eric L. Ketchum, O.D. began his career with a Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2007.  He then moved to Houston to attend the University of Houston School of Optometry where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011.   

    Soon after graduation, Dr. Ketchum opened and began practicing at Emory Eyecare in 2011.  He joined the Texas Optometric Association Board and served for 6 years where he was awarded the Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2019.

    He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club in Emory, Texas.

    Dr. Ketchum is married in 2012 to his wife Audrey and they have two children, Maelyn and Judsen.  He attends Crosspoint Fellowship in Greenville and enjoys hunting, fishing and any Texas sports team!

  • Audrey
    Office Manager

    Audrey has worked in eyecare for almost 10 years, she began her career as a front office assistant where she met Dr. Ketchum while he was interning during a summer break.  She works as the office manager for Emory Eyecare and assists as needed in other areas of the office.

    Audrey graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in 2008 and again in 2010 with a Master of Science in Health Promotion.

    Audrey married Dr. Ketchum in 2012 and have two children, Maelyn and Judsen.  She enjoys spending time at home with the little ones, running outdoors, learning new recipes and weekend getaways with her husband.

  • Celena
    Front Office Assistant

    Celena began working with Emory Eyecare in April 2013.  She also has 8 years experience in the eyecare profession. She is one of the friendly voices you will hear when you call our office.  

    Celena is married to Scott and they have four children, Jessika, Jeffrey, Jordin and Jayden.  She is a member of Enon Baptist Church and enjoys spending time with family, cooking and crafting.

  • Kim
    Front Office Assistant

    Kim has worked in the eyecare profession for 17 years and recently joined Emory Eyecare in June 2018.  She is one of our front office assistants and one of the first faces you'll see coming through our doors.

    Kim married her husband, Craig in 1996 and they have two children, Lauren and Colby.  Kim has her Certified Paraoptometric Certificate.

    She attends Family Fellowhip in Greenville and enjoys Nascar, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars!

  • Misty
    Insurance Manager

    Misty began her work at Emory Eyecare in March 2013, she has been working in this field for 10 years.  Misty is Emory Eyecare's Insurance Manager and assists throughout the office in various positions.

    Misty has two children, Kaleb and Cadence.  Misty is currently a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant.  While Misty is not at the office, she's spending time with her family and friends.

  • Jenn
    Optometric Technician

    Jenn began working at Emory Eyecare in August 2017.  Jenn worked as a front office assistant before transitioning to an optometric technician.

    Jenn has two boys, Ashton and Payton and two grandchildren, Dawson and Chloe.  She is currently studying for her Certified Paraoptometric Certificate.  

    Jenn enjoys crafting, bowling, fishing and dancing.  But most of all she enjoys being a Mimi to her grandchildren.

  • Gina
    Optometric Technician

    Gina began her career at Emory Eyecare in May 2016.  She has been working in the eyecare profession for 33 years!  Gina is one of our optometric technicians at Emory Eyecare.  

    Gina is married to her husband, Keith and has one son named Kyle.

    When Gina is not assisting our patients, she enjoys walking, working in the yard, spending time with her family and watching the Dallas Cowboys!

  • Wendy
    Optical Assistant

    Bio coming soon.

  • Jamie

    Bio coming soon.


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Ketchum is great! His knowledge and professionalism is beyond his years. He is caring and takes the time to explain things to you. Very impressive to have a professional of his caliber in such a small town as Emory. I will not go to anyone else."
    Dustin W.
  • "Emory Eyecare and Dr. Ketchum are about as fine as it gets. The staff, the equipment, the choice in frames are all exceptional. All of it is really so far beyond what you'd expect, it's hard to imagine going anywhere else now. Dr. Ketchum uses some seriously high tech equipment to give you a sense of the general health of your eye. He can even forecast what you may experience with your eyes in the future and how to go about avoiding or preventing those problems. The office is 30 minutes or so from where we live.....but having seen him a few times, we'd drive MUCH farther. He and his staff are that good."
    Ben M.
  • "Oh my goodness. This was the best I have ever been to. I came away 100 per cent Happy with everything thing. I do recommend them and will definitely go back as needed."
    Deborah J.
  • "I've been going to this eye doctor for two years now. I love all of the staff. Everyone is always so helpful. They are very affordable for people who don't have insurance."