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Dr Josh Nichols

Dr. Nichols was born in Somerset to Larry and Wanda Nichols.  He is married to Arynda Nichols, and has five children, Brandon, Raylee, Kyra, Luke, and Landon.

Dr. Nichols graduated from Southwestern Pulaski High School, did his undergraduate work at Cumberland College (now known as University of the Cumberlands), and received his Doctorate degree from Indiana University.  Dr. Nichols completed externships at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Bennett and Bloom Eye Surgeons in Louisville, and at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center.

Dr. Nichols is a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association, Kentucky Optometric Foundation, American Optometric Association, and a supporter of the Kentucky Vision Project.  He is a former Captain in the United States Army and a proud member of the Gideons International.  Dr. Nichols has been a coach or assistant coach for several chess and tennis teams in the area and also enjoys spelunking.

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Dr Tamela Murray

Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray was born in Somerset to Tommy and Gleda Brown.  She is granddaughter of the late Colyer and Elizabeth Brown and Kermit and Vernis Meece.  She is married to Michael Murray, and has three children, Hannah Marie, Adalynn Elise and Isaac Michael.

Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray graduated from Pulaski County High School, did her undergraduate work at University of Kentucky, and received her Doctorate degree from Indiana University where she graduated with honors.  Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray completed externships at the Eye Institute of Salt Lake City Utah, VA Hospital in Lexington, KY and at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center.  As an optometric student she was involved in the VOSH organization (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).  The primary mission of VOSH/International is to facilitate the provision and the sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.

Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray is a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association, Kentucky Optometric Foundation, American Optometric Association, and a supporter of the Kentucky Vision Project.  Dr. Murray has been involved in the Race to the Oasis 5k as race director.  The event has raised money for women to attend the Oasis drug rehabilition center.  She enjoys running, hiking and mountain biking.

From Our Patients

  • Great physician, staff, and office!!! Very relaxing, comfortable, and love the environment!!!!!
  • Love Eye Health of Somerset for taking care of my eye exams, eye health, and eye glasses.
  • Great doctors and staff and a great overall experience! Highly recommended! I really enjoyed the waiting area and the friendliness of the staff.
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Craig Nowell
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Dr. Murray is awesome! She is very intelligent in her work and very friendly and welcoming. The entire staff is trained well and make your visit comfortable! I recommend Eye Health Of Somerset to everyone!
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2 weeks ago
Very friendly. Joshua Nicholas is a awesome doctor!!! All 5 of my kids go here as well and all have enjoyed it.
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5 months ago
Dr Murry is awesome. She makes you feel important, and takes time to listen. The rest of the staff are very friendly as well. Been going here for several years, I have never had a bad experience.
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6 months ago
I was here with a friend, choosing glasses, I observed excellent customer service. The climate was always positive, totally focused on the customer’s need! Impressive!
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10 months ago
Extremely professional not prejudiced against any customer in they do everything they can to help service our needs. Out of all the eye doctors in Somerset this is the one that I have always came back 2 through the years. I just want to say that they have amazing staff and doctors, I always thought that when somebody says that they feel like they are at home at a place like this it sounds corny, but really and truly that's what it's like there.
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I really like the care here!
2 years ago
This is where I went to get my glasses, and I was VERY happy with this place.
3 years ago
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Google Reviews - Stanford
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Jennifer Reynolds
Casi Catron
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Dr. Murray and her staff at Eye Health of Stanford and Eye Health of Somerset are excellent! My family and I have been going to them for 20 years now and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. They also have an exceptional technician Callie Rogers who goes above and beyond to make sure my family’s needs are better!
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1 month ago
Very friendly, courteous and thorough in exam. The only thing I could suggest. Is scheduling fewer patients at same time. Took a while to get seen by optometrist. Only one there and they kept her really running.
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2 months ago
Very friendly staff
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Moved from Northern KY area last year to Stanford, KY. I needed to have my eyes checked due to not being able to read small print. I went to see Dr. Murray for a checkup and I needed a new prescription. The exam was thorough, the ladies in the office were friendly and Dr. Murray took her time with me. A very pleasant experience. I am thankful I found Eye Health of Stanford to take care of my aging eyes!!
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3 months ago
Super friendly staff. Decent selection of frames. Best eye dr office around
3 months ago
Amazing!!! The entire staff was great and very caring!! Brooke and the other receptionist ( sorry did not get her name) were so helpful with picking out my frames and getting me something that I would love!!!
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Very Very Nice Ladies That Work there.
8 months ago
Staff is always friendly and helpful! They listen to your concerns, and are caring professionals.
9 months ago
I've been going to Eye Health of Stanford for many years now. The staff is always super friendly, kind, patient, knowledgeable, and eager to help. Its always such a calm environment- I never feel rushed or unwanted. They have a huge selection of frames to fit any aesthetic & budget. Staff is always super helpful with choosing frames.I always leave happy after my appointments.I can't help but reccomend them to my family & friends.
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1 year ago
Great staff, who have excellent soft skills, affordable and work well with patients of all ages. My two girls and I are patients here and they are so patient with my 1 year old and my 6 year old. I highly recommend anyone to visit this eye center for quality care services.
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