Optometric Physician

Dr. Paul D. Trapeni Jr.

He received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Trapeni completed a residency in Memphis, Tennessee at the Mid-Town Eye Clinic with an emphasis on corneal disease. He practiced in Union City, Tennessee for four years then established his Smyrna location in 1989.

Dr. Trapeni is an expert in the care and management of corneal-compromised patients. He specializes in the care for keratoconus, post-radial keratotomy (RK) and post-Lasik complications, dry eye, and contact lens patients who are a difficult fit.

Dr. Trapeni is Tennessee State Board Certified and also State Board Therapeutic Certified. Dr. Paul Trapeni is specialized in diagnosing the disease of glaucoma along with care and treatment.

Dr. Trapeni is a member of the Tennessee Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association (AOA). He and his wife, Vickie, have three children. Dr. Trapeni enjoys fly-fishing, gardening, and spending time with his wife and children on and off the field of sports.

Our Staff

At The Optical Shoppe, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their specialized area. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after your visit at the Optical Shoppe, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our staff members.




Billing Coordinator

Nickie was born in Illinois and moved to Florida when she was 9. She resided in Florida until 2010. She moved to Smyrna where she has been raising her family of four children with her husband Mark.  She has been married for 25 years. Nickie has been in the medical field for almost 20 years and has spent the last year in the eye care industry. She taught competitive cheerleading and gymnastics. She loves spending time with her family and being at the lake when ever possible.