110 College St, Athens, AL 35611


(256) 233-2393


(256) 233-2393



(256) 233-2309


Mon: 8am – 6pm
Tue: 7am – 6pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat, Sun: Closed

Our Services

Our comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contacts lenses. We provide the highest level of personal attention and professional care driven by the latest innovations in ocular technology. We offer eye care services for people of all ages and life stages, effective treatment options, and a beautiful selection of eyeglass frames in a warm and welcoming environment.  

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Meet our Doctors

Dr. Chad Davis, O.D.

Dr. Davis is a native of Limestone County, Alabama. He was a student in the Athens City School system. He accepted a golf scholarship to attend Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, and received the Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

More about Dr. Davis

His study then led to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry to complete the Doctor of Optometry degree program.

Dr. Davis provides patient care in Athens. He is a member of the Alabama Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea section, and the AOA Sports Vision Section. He and his wife Brandy have 3 children, and spend their spare time raising a family.

Dr. Jacob Smith, O.D.

Dr. Smith attended Athens High School followed by four years at Auburn University culminating with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. After Auburn, he attended Southern College of Optometry (SCO) to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2020.  

More about Dr. Smith

 While at Auburn, Dr. Smith received a Presidential Scholarship and a departmental scholarship from the College of Sciences and Mathematics. He was also recognized by the United Association as a National Scholar. He attended SCO on a Dean’s Endowed Scholarship for all four years.

n his spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys going on walks with his wife, Taylor, trying out new restaurants and recipes, and sitting down with a good book and coffee. God is central to their lives, so they seek opportunities for Bible study, prayer, and getting out and serving the community to His glory.

Dr. Smith’s goal is to provide exceptional eye care tailored to each patient, respecting, and catering to their needs as individuals. He believes eyes are only part of the whole person and aspires to make each patient encounter a highlight of the day of the visit.

Dr. Claire Mowrer, O.D.

Dr. Claire Mowrer was born and raised in Tullahoma, TN. She attended Harding University in Arkansas where she completed a bachelor’s degree in biology and mathematics and a master’s in business administration. She taught anatomy and physiology at Harding for a few years prior to optometry school. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017 and earned the Dean’s Award of Excellence.

More about Dr. Mowrer

She worked as a solo provider at a private practice near Birmingham prior to joining Pathway Eye in 2022.

Dr. Mowrer is committed to providing excellent and compassionate patient care. She takes the time to get to know her patients to best serve their visual needs and to monitor their ocular and systemic health. She enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients and their families. In addition to primary care, she is interested in specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Mowrer recently moved to the area with her husband. She enjoys staying active, spending time on the water, and crocheting.

Our Reviews

“Dr Davis and his staff (of many) were very professional. There were upgraded and new equipment now to better serve us, I liked this. Everyone seemed to help out the other if needed. There was a guy in front of me at checkout when one of the girls came out of the office to check me out at the front check in / Insurance window so I wouldn’t have to wait. Great place.”

— Steven Henderson