I went to this optometrist because I was having headaches and blurred vision and my opthamologist is in KY and it's a long drive from Murfreesboro, TN, so I was trying to find a reputable eye Dr. closer to home. A coworker had referred Ballard Vision. What a mistake. My contact prescription was +6.00 in both eyes. My left eye is much weaker because I suffer from amblyopia, or a "lazy eye" and the script was +6.00. I thought maybe my eyesight had gotten worse and that I needed a stronger script. Dr. Ballard (which he isn't a "Dr." at all. He is an optometrist, not a medical Dr. which is an opthamologist.) does his eye exam and then puts me in the prescription of contacts based on his eval. I could tell immediately that something was wrong because my vision was much worse. I asked him what strength I was wearing and I had a +5.25 in my left eye and a +5.75 in my right. I told him that I didn't feel like this was correct but he assured me that this is what his exam came up with and that there is an "adjustment period" with all new scripts. I thought okay, he's the Dr. so I'll go with it. I pay for my exam, which was much more than I expected, and then start to leave. While standing there at the checkout counter, not being able to see and knowing that I've never had such a low script for my left eye I ask to speak to the Dr. and I tell him that he needs to re-check my eyes because I'm just not comfortable. He does so and during his second exam he says, "That's really weird, you're now showing a different number." Yeah, I'm sure I am. I tried to tell you, is what I'm thinking. He eventually changes both contacts to a +5.75 and I leave. I find out later that after visiting my PCP that I had a severe sinus infection that was causing the headaches and vision problems. It wasn't my contacts at all. This optometrist doesn't know what he's doing. I have another co-worker that visited him and had a very similar experience. Please don't trust your vision to this guy. I will continue to drive to KY to the guy I've gone to for almost 30 yrs. I'm just worried about when he retires.