The staff at Truelight Eye Care is dedicated to not only meeting your vision health needs, but also ensuring that your visit with us meets or exceeds expectations.
Meet the Team
Madison Whitehead – Office Manager
Madison is a lifelong resident of Elizabethton and a proud East Tennessean. Madison loves God and is an active member of the congregation she attends. As office manager, she has many jobs throughout the practice, but you will always see her when it comes time to check out after your appointment. When she is not at work, Madison enjoys spending time with her best friend and mother, Gretchen; planning activities with her church and family, serving at Bible camp, and watching Disney movies or true crime shows. She is also the proud mama of two boys: Toby, a beagle/basset hound, and Fletcher, a chihuahua/pomeranian mix.
Chelsey Pickens – Receptionist and Insurance Specialist
Chelsey is likely the first face you will see when you walk through the doors of TrueLight Eye Care. Originally from North Carolina, she is still relatively new to Tennessee. While her grandmother has lived here Chelsey’s entire life, she herself only moved to Johnson City in September of 2019. After giving birth to her son Bradley later that same year, she returned back to school to get her diploma in Medical Billing and Coding. She is currently certified through the NHA. Due to moving to Tennessee shortly before the pandemic started, she never had the opportunity to meet many others in the area; however, she is now ecstatic to consider her coworkers at TrueLight her closest friends.
Itzel Gurrola – Pre-Test Technician
As our pre-test technician, Itzel will be the one working with you before you see the doctor. She is an early graduate from Daniel Boone. While she loves the outdoors and watching the sun set, she also enjoys getting to know more about patients in the pre examination room. She is wonderful at assisting a variety of patients due to her being fluent in both English and Spanish. She is great with the children we see and does an amazing job at making them feel comfortable throughout their entire appointment.

Shea Krug- Optician                  Shea is our optician. Originally from this area, she traveled with her family settling down in North Carolina where she grew up. Shea moved back to this area in 2018 to find more opportunities to build her career. For the past 7 years, she has worked in a variety of customer service positions. She enjoys working with our patients to help them find the specific type and style of glasses they are looking for. Shea regularly attends church, and volunteers as a counselor at the Bible camp she attended as a teenager. When she’s not at work you will find her traveling to visit her family, out with friends, or staying in to work on her hobbies.

Practice History

Dr. Samual Cox opened Cox Vision Center in 1997 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Dr. Allyson Bohlman joined him January 1998. After working together in the Roan Street office for about 10 years, an opportunity presented itself for a move to a better, more convenient location. They formed a business corporation called TrueLight Eye Care and opened for business in August of 2008. The practice has a much better curb appeal and location and has been growing ever since the move. TrueLight Eye Care has gone through many changes over time in order to stay up to date with new equipment and new ideas to best serve our growing patient population.

After 23 years of practicing with Dr. Bohlman, Dr. Cox moved from Johnson City to Colorado. With the large patient population to serve, Dr. Kelly Conyer joined the practice in November 2020 and has successfully found her place at TrueLight Eye Care.

Questions & Answers
Common Questions & Answers, Tips & Hints for Eye Wear, General Eye Health
Contact Us
Truelight Eye Care
2306 Knob Creek Rd #106
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 929-2020