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Dr. Joshua E. Crowder – Chattanooga Eye Doctor

Dr. Joshua E. Crowder, O.D., earned dual degrees in chemistry and biology from Georgia State University while volunteering with Prevent Blindness, a charitable organization that specializes in providing eye care for the less fortunate. His experiences at the nonprofit ignited a lifelong passion for eye care, and he subsequently enrolled at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry. There, he earned a bachelor’s in vision science and his Doctor of Optometry.

Dr. Crowder went on to complete several externships, and the experience and training he gained in these programs significantly rounded out his skill set. He trained in low vision at the Broward Lighthouse for the Blind, ocular disease at Broward County Hospital, and vision therapy at both the Nova Eye Care Institute and The Eye Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Now, Dr. Crowder and his wife have moved back to their hometown, and he is thrilled to be serving the community he grew up in. When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Crowder can often be found kayaking, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters, Lily and Hazel.

Dr. Joshua E. Crowder, O.D. of Crowder Eye Center

Achievements & Memberships

  • Finalist — Chattanooga’s Best of the Best (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Member — Beta Sigma Kappa (Accepted for Outstanding Academic Achievement)
  • Member — AOA’s Cornea and Contact Lens Section
  • Member — American Optometric Association
  • Member — Tennessee Optometric Association
  • Former Volunteer — Prevent Blindness
  • Participating Provider — InfantSEE, Public Health Program
  • Certification — Corneal Refractive Therapy


What People are Saying About Crowder Eye Center

Jessica F.

Dr. Prodan and her staff were amazing! My 3yr old was very nervous and not wanting to corporate but they were able to calm her down, complete the exam, AND help her have a good experience. I couldn’t recommend them more!!


A welcoming office with friendly faces. Dr. Prodan was kind and did a great job explaining what she was doing during the appointment. Sadly, I have to wait a whole year until I get to go back.”


“I am a new patient to Crowder Eye Center. When I called to make my first appointment, I was able to be seen within two weeks. The staff is very nice and helpful. I was able to see Dr. Adams. He listened to my concerns and questions and offered great advice regarding my treatment. I am very pleased to have chosen this office for my eye care!”

Dawn T.

My family saw Dr. Adams today. He was excellent! All of the staff was friendly and helpful. They also have appointments available later in the afternoon than most providers’ offices.

Marie N.

“I am so impressed with the office and with Dr. Prodan. She was very thorough with my daughter’s examination and very knowledgeable.”

Leslie M.

“Always a pleasant experience here, and Dr. Adams is the best! We recently moved about an hour away, but it’s worth the drive.”

Melissa F.

“Dr. Crowder is efficient and personable and his staff is very pleasant! I highly recommend Crowder Eye Center!”

Shannon R.

“Service was phenomenal from the moment I walked in the door. The office has been remodeled and provides a relaxing but upscale feel.”

Greg H.

“Dr. Crowder pays such great attention to detail and explains the process and everything he is doing. He is more thorough than any eye doctor we have been to in the past”