In the world of eye care, you hear a lot of stories about eye doctors who found a love for optometry in college or high school, but few fell for optometry as early as Dr. Jarvis:

“I first became interested in optometry when I received my first eye exam in the first grade. Until I received glasses, I was unaware of all the details in life I was missing. I grew on to develop a passion for affording this same gift of sight that had been given to me!”

Dr. Jarvis left his hometown of Paducah, KY, to pursue his dreams. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Samford University in 2003 and completed his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Alabama in 2007, all in Birmingham, AL — where he met his wife, Lora. Together, they returned to Kentucky to build a family and provide patient-oriented eye care to Murray, KY, and the communities surrounding it.

Awards & Achievements

Voted the 2020
Calloway County
Favorite Optometrist

Published in the Modern
Optometry medical journal
in September 2020

Opened a new,
state-of-the-art office
in February 2020


Get to Know Dr. Jarvis

Dr. Reed Jarvis
“I’m blessed with two children, Jack and Lilly, and I feel truly privileged to call Murray home. I believe Murray is a great place to raise family, become involved in community outreach programs, and make a meaningful connection with all of my patients.”

“In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family watching Racer basketball and Alabama football, or playing golf and tennis. I also enjoy reading business and leadership books to better our practice.”


“I called the clinic when my husband began having eye problems. They worked him in that day & everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. He had a thorough eye exam & the doctor explained everything. Great place, friendly, and very helpful. We highly recommend!!”

– B.U.

“I can’t express my appreciation for Dr. Jarvis & his team enough! I have been a lifelong patient of Courtney Vision Center & now Jarvis Vision Center. I have always had great customer service. I have had an on-going eye issue & Dr. Jarvis has went out of his way to personally call & check on me during the pandemic closures. I recently had to call him on a Saturday & although I was reluctant and hated to bother him on the weekend he was insistent on meeting me at the office for treatment. Thank you Dr. Jarvis, staff & family for serving our community with such grace & positivity! You are appreciated!!”

– T.W.

“Yesterday was my first visit at Jarvis Vision Center, and I was very pleased. The entire staff was friendly, and Dr. Jarvis was very knowledgeable. He worked with me to ensure the best lenses for me. The lady that helped me in the optical center was very helpful and very friendly.”

– A.M.

“Great group of folks. Dr. Jarvis is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, and explains things in a way that one can understand. His staff is completely courteous and helpful, especially while we are all dealing with this bizarre COVID time in our lives.”

– M.R.

“I was well taken care of at the Jarvis Eye Clinic. Everyone was friendly and good to me. Everything that was done was thoroughly explained to me, and I was encouraged to ask questions. Dr. Jarvis was very considerate and thorough while making sure I would end up seeing better with his eyeglass prescription.”

– K.B.

“I absolutely LOVE Dr. Jarvis! He is so sweet. So friendly and personable. The staff are super! Just as friendly and easy to talk to. It’s like talking to your next door neighbor when you’re talking to them. I highly recommend this doctor if you’re looking.”

– K.H.