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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Union City Eye Care, pc the leading provider of vision care products and services in Union City.


Dr. Alan Bugg

Dr. Alan Bugg was born in Illinois and raised in Clinton, KY. After graduating from Hickman County High School, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University and his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. While at SCO, Dr. Bugg received the William Feinbloom Award for Low Vision. He holds licenses to practice in both Tennessee and Kentucky and began his career in 1982 in his hometown of Clinton. He later opened an office in Union City, TN and in 2004, built a new office that is currently Union City Eye Care.

Dr. Bugg is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Low Vision, Sports Vision, and Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, the Kentucky Optometric Association, the Northwest TN Optometric Association, and the Vision Source National Optometrist Network. He is also a fellow of the Tennessee Academy of Optometry and a Diplomat of the American Board Optometry. In 2011, he was a member of the first group of optometrists in the United States to pass the examination to become board certified by the American Board of Optometry. Board certification is a voluntary process that establishes standards that demonstrate that the doctor of optometry is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning. He has been an annual recipient of the Optometric Recognition Award since 1984 when the American Optometric Association first began presenting the award.

Dr. Bugg is married to Nancy and they have three sons: Brandon, a pharmacist and Bradley and Britton, who are both optometrists.  He attends Second Baptist Church and is a past member of the Union City Jaycees and the Kiwanis Club.


Dr. Bradley Bugg

Dr. Bradley Bugg grew up in Union City, TN and graduated as valedictorian of the Union City High School class of 2005.  He earned bachelor of science degrees in chemistry and cell and molecular biology from the University of Tennessee Martin in 2010, where he was a magna cum laude graduate, a University Scholar, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.  Dr. Bugg graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in May of 2014 where he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Bugg is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Vision Source National Optometrist Network.  The son of Dr. Alan Bugg and Nancy Bugg, he joined his father in practice at Union City Eye Care in 2014.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events and concerts, cooking, and watching movies.


Nancy Bugg

Nancy has been a full-time employee of Union City Eye Care since her retirement from teaching in 2005 from her alma mater, Union City High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University and also taught in the Memphis City Schools. She is a past member of the Union City J’Cettes and the Alpha Delta Kappa teacher sorority.  As Union City Eye Care’s office manager, Nancy strives to ensure a smooth process throughout each patient’s visit to our office. She and her husband, Dr. Bugg, live in Union City, and enjoy traveling, sports, and spending time with their family.


Betsy Long

Betsy began her career in eye care with Dr. Bugg in 1982. Having been at Union City Eye Care since its inception, she has performed nearly all facets of the practice. She has the knowledge and experience to help patients in any area and to answer any questions they may have. Betsy has attended numerous seminars and insurance coding workshops during her tenure at UCEC. She grew up in Union City, graduated from Union City High School, and now calls Obion, TN home, along with her husband, Tim.  Betsy loves gardening and decorative painting.


Nina Crowell

Nina has been Union City Eye Care’s optical technician since 1990, and was in eye care for 4 years prior to coming to UCEC. She assists patients with personalized frame selection and helps them choose lenses to match their lifestyle and everyday needs. She handles optical inventory of frames and lenses, as well as dispensing, adjusting, repairs, and fabrication of many of the patient orders.  Nina has participated in many workshops and training sessions throughout her career to keep her up to date on the latest optical trends and technology.   A graduate of Union City High School, Nina lives in Union City and has two married sons, Dustin (Kailey) and Corey (Shay), and a granddaughter, Scarlett Jo.  A member of Calvary Baptist Church, Nina enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading.


Sarah Taylor

Sarah joined Union City Eye Care in 2014, after having been a patient of Dr. Alan from the age of 10.  She began as an optometric technician /  contact lens technician and transitioned to clerical administration in 2017.  Sarah processes insurance claims and payments, and when needed, performs medical testing and helps at the reception desk.  In addition, she is instrumental in helping implement innovative plans and policies and in keeping the staff up to date with new technology.  Sarah graduated from South Fulton High School and attended UT Martin.  After marrying, she and husband Eric settled in South Fulton with their children, Allie and Cooper.  As a family, they enjoy sports and traveling.


Kassadie Tibbs

Kassadie grew up in Union City and is a 2011 graduate of Union City High School.  She began her career at Union City Eye Care in 2016, serving as optometric technician which includes preparing patients to see the doctor by administering pre-testing and medical diagnostic testing.  She is also our contact lens technician and is responsible for ordering contact lenses and keeping up with new developments in the contact lens world.  Kassadie lives in Troy, TN with husband Clint and daughter Annsleigh.  She loves fishing and hunting with Clint, going to the beach, spending quality time with family and watching football.


Brooke Goree

With over 5 years of experience in business management, Brooke joined the staff of UCEC in 2019.  Her original responsibilities of optometric technician included assisting patients with medical diagnostic testing.  She quickly realized that she loved helping patients with their glasses selection and fabricating glasses.  Now, approved by the TN State Board of Dispensing Opticians, she is a Dispensing Optician Apprentice, and will learn all there is to know to assist patients in finding the perfect visual solution for them.  Originally from Florida, Brooke graduated from Ponce de Leon High School in 2008.  She now resides in Union City with her husband Kevin and their two sons, Logan and Liam.  In her free time, she greatly enjoys singing and painting.


Kayla Shelton

Kayla joined the Union City Eye Care team in June 2019.  You will meet her as you enter our front door.  She manages the front desk, including patient check-in and data entry, and is happy to lend a hand in other areas as needed.  A graduate of Obion County Central High School, Kayla resides in Union City with her sons, Maximus and Titus, who occupy most of her free time.  However, when time allows, she enjoys outside activities and shopping.