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Meet the Doctors

Greg M. Beem, OD:  Greg Beem was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Nashville in 1957at the age of 7.  He graduated from John Overton High School in 1968, received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in June of 1972 and his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from the Southern College of Optometry in June of 1976.  He began his private practice with James Sloan, OD and continued this partnership through 1979, at which time he started his solo practice.  Then in 2002, Dr. Beem teamed up with C Wade Hyatt III, OD and formed the Nashville Eye Group.

Dr. Beem has participated in the following activities and organizations:
•    Therapeutics and Injectables (1987)
•    Clinical investigator for Optacryl rigid gas permeable contact lenses (1981-1983)
•    Six month Retinal Mini Fellowship at Vision America (1996)
•    Clinical investigator Pure Vision Post Marked Surveillance Study
•    American Optometric Association
•    Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians
•    Middle Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society
•    Tennessee Academy of Optometry
•    Nolensville Lions Club
•    Scleral Lens Society

When not at the clinic, Dr. Beem enjoys fishing, hiking and hunting.  He and his wife, Gayle, stay busy working on a house they purchased (along with 67 wooded acres) as a weekend getaway.  Dr. Beem is the proud grandfather of 6 boys (boy, oh boy…oh, boy…oh, boy) who keep him “on the go all the time.”  Dr. Beem enjoys primary eyecare and contact lenses.

C. Wade Hyatt III, OD:  Dr. Hyatt hails from Guntersville, a small town in northern Alabama.  He spent his undergraduate years at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in 1988.  He then went directly to the University Of Alabama School Of Optometry, also in Birmingham.  Four years later, he received his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree and then completed a one-year residency program at The Eye Foundation in Orlando, Florida.  This program was a concentrated training program dealing exclusively with complex medical and surgical eye care.  He moved to Nashville from Orlando in 1993 and entered into private practice in December of the same year.  He partnered with Dr. Beem in 2002 to form Nashville Eye Group.

Dr. Hyatt’s clinical interest are glaucoma, dry eye disease and scleral and specialty contact lenses.  Dr. Hyatt is a member of the following organizations:
•    American Optometric Association
•    Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians
•    Middle Tennessee Optometric Society
•    Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry
Dr. Hyatt lives with his wife, Ginger, and his three sons (Sam, John and Will) in south Nashville.  They are active members of Covenant Presbyterian Church where Dr. Hyatt serves as an elder.  When he is not at the office conquering eye problems, you can find him spending time with Ginger and the boys.