Staff

Jerry Knoch

Jerry Knoch is a licensed optician since 1980 who specializes in contact lens and welcomes hard-to-fit patients. He has been involved in the fitting of the latest contact lens, which incorporates cutting-edge technology and equipment that can measure the cornea more precisely to achieve the best possible fit for the patient. He has worked in a corneal practice for 25 years and has extensive knowledge and expertise in fitting contacts for patients with severe dry eyes, keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, irregular astigmatism, surgically altered corneas and other complicated problems where custom design lens are necessary. He is highly proficient in scleral and hybrid lenses, all rigid gas permeable designs, soft keratoconus, and all custom made soft lenses. Additionally, he is skilled in the latest bifocal, multifocal, and progressive design lenses as well as one-day soft lenses and cosmetic tinted lenses. Jerry is dedicated in providing the highest quality patient care with the most advanced products and technology.


Kristi L. Cutrell

Kristi joined the Visualeyes staff in 2019 and has over 20 years working in the Ophthalmic industry and is well know throughout Nashville as someone who can not only fit you with the frames and lenses to meet your needs but with a personality that will make you smile! Kristi is Certified with the American Board of Optometry receiving that designation in 2011. Kristi is located primarily in our Nashville office. She is proficient in fitting many types of frames including Silhouette and Maui Jim’s. With Kristi’s knowledge of the industry and her connections with the manufacturers she will work diligently to find exactly what you need. Kristi loves living on a farm and breeding dogs.


Rachel Layton

Rachel joined Visualeyes in January of 2019 and oversees the front office on the Nashville location. Rachel also enjoys serving our customers in fitting frames and finding just the right one for you. Rachel talks the lead in planning the Visualeyes participation in the CMA Festival as we partner with Maui Jim. Rachel is originally from Orlando, FL and graduated from Florida State University in 2014. She has a Golden Retriever named Truly and enjoys live music, boating, and exploring all the new activities and experiences that Music City has to offer!


JP Franke

Loves to just be called “Franke”. Franke is a Licensed Dispensing Optician along with his ABOC certification works mainly out of the Franklin/Cool Springs Visualeyes office. Franke was a teacher who lived in Washington DC but grew up in a small town in Minnesota where he graduated from the University of St. Thomas. Franke lived in California where he ran his own Optical Shop from 2002 to 2018 and joined the Visualeyes staff in early 2019. His favorite part of work is making people happy and sharing their life stories. “It's the personal exchange with each patient”, that has kept his interest as vision and accessories are a very personalized experience. Franke loves boating and owned a cabin cruiser while in San Francisco. He also enjoys home renovation and travel.