Jessica Mather, M.D.

Co-Division Chief, Comprehensive Ophthalmology


M.D., East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine
B.S., Florida State University

Post Graduate Education


East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine


Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2014-present
American Academy of Ophthalmology - Participated in Advocacy Day on the Hill, 2013-present
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2010-present
Christian Medical and Dental Association, 2007-2011

Honors & Awards

Research day Poster Award - “LASIK Versus PRK in High Myopes” , June 2013
​Philip John Hinton, MD Career in Surgery Award, May 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) , 2010
Phi Beta Kappa, 2005
Summa Cum Laude, 2006
University Honors Program Graduate, FSU, 2006


Areas of Clinical Expertise

Comprehensive Eye Care
Diabetic eye exams
Glaucoma care
Cataract Surgery
​Pterygium Surgery



Jessica Mather, M.D., joined the Vanderbilt Eye Institute team in 2015. She sees patients at the Carthage, Lebanon and Smithville offices. Dr. Mather attended Florida State University, where she graduated summa cum /aude with a degree in biology. In 2011, Dr. Mather received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Mather is thrilled to be back in her home town, where she lives with her husband and two children. Dr. Mather provides comprehensive eye care, including diabetic eye exams, glaucoma care and cataract surgery. 

Practice Locations

Vanderbilt Eye Institute- Lebanon

(615) 453-5155