Tenley Bands, O.D. was raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Syracuse University, and received her Master of Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University School of Graduate Studies. She attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois where she earned her Doctorate in Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Bands completed her residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Low Vision at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Bands provides comprehensive eye care as well as a variety of specialized services. She is passionate about low vision and treating and managing all types of ocular disease.
In her spare time, Dr. Bands enjoys skiing, sailing, and hanging out with her English Springer Spaniel, Cisco.
Why did you get into Optometry?
I owe my career in Optometry to my grandmother. During my childhood, I never needed glasses and did not have much exposure to the field. My interest to pursue a career in Optometry developed when my grandmother’s Optometrist diagnosed her with Macular Degeneration. I realized the impact her primary eye care provider had on saving her vision and it motivated me to want to help people in the same way.Dr. Bands