Dr. Mattie Adams, a Tennessee native, joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2021 to begin her post-doctoral training as an Ocular Disease Resident Optometrist. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, from Tennessee Tech University before graduating at the top of her class from Indiana University School of Optometry.
While at Indiana University School of Optometry, Dr. Adams received training with an emphasis on ocular disease and primary care at the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The Villages VA, and here at Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers. She was the Founder and President of Indiana University’s Ocular Disease Club, while also being involved in many volunteer activities such as vision screenings for Special Olympics athletes, Remote Area Medical Clinics, and an international VOSH mission trip to Jamaica.
Dr. Adams was recognized by Women in Optometry as a 2021 Top Optometry Graduate. She has also been the recipient of numerous accolades on the state and national level for academic and clinical excellence, such as the American Academy of Optometry J. Pat Cummings Scholarship, EF Wildermuth Foundation Harriet Slaughter Fellowship, and the Indiana Optometric Association Jack Bennett Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Adams is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, and the Kentucky Optometric Association.