Our Team

Central Kentucky Optometric Associates is pleased to welcome and introduce you to new members of our team.

Dr. John W Cecconi Jr O.D., Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

CKOA Springfield Office
Dr. John W. Cecconi is the son of Dr. John Cecconi Sr. , and the husband of Dr. Trish. He grew up in Springfield ,Ky. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University College of Optometry in 1987. He completed a Fellowship at Omni Eye Services in Lexington KY in 1988. For years Dr John was an associate with Commonwealth Eye Surgery where he provided patient care and instruction to optometric interns. He returned home to practice with his father and wife in the Springfield office in 1996. Dr. John is a great clinician and father to his 5 children. He has dedicated himself to continuing his father’s legacy by bringing excellence in eyecare to Central Kentucky. He is an active member of the Springfield Lions Club. He loves to play golf and is an avid WildCat fan.

2013-Dr. John Cecconi Jr achieved Diplomate Certification with the American Board of Optometry. This Certification exemplifies his commitment to continuing to grow in knowledge and clinical skill in order to deliver the highest standards of care to his patients.

Dr. Patricia M Hollingsworth – Cecconi O.D., Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

CKOA Lebanon Office
Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth-Cecconi did her undergraduate work at Eastern Michigan University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biology/Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. She earned a second Bachelors degree in Visual Science from Ferris State University and in 1989 graduated with Highest Distinction from Ferris State University College of Optometry with her Doctorate in Optometry. She was married to Dr. John Cecconi Jr. in 1990. She opened our Lebanon location in 1991 and her practice has flourished there since. She is dedicated to serving all of Marion County’s eye care needs. Her knowledge, experience and compassion are invaluable to our entire practice. She and her husband reside with their 5 children in Springfield, KY. Dr. Trish grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan and is an avid sailor.

1/26/2012 Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth-Cecconi has achieved Diplomate Certification with the American Board of Optometry. This certification exemplifies her commitment to continuing to grow in knowledge and clinical skill in order to deliver the highest standards of care to her patients.

Dr. Paul G Taylor O.D.

CKOA Lebanon Office, CKOA Springfield Office
Dr. Paul G. Taylor is the son of John and Cathy Taylor of Springfield. He was raised in the small-town, farming community of Fredericktown, KY. He was valedictorian of the Class of 1990 at Washington County High School. He recieved his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Kentucky with Highest Distinction in 1994. He graduated with Honors from Indiana University School of Optometry in 1998.

Dr. Taylor joined our CKOA practice in the summer of 1998. He is a full partner in the practice. He is married to Amy Medley Taylor. They have three young children. Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with his family, church, golf, turkey hunting, Wildcat sports and especially Optometry!

Mrs. Sherry Tingle

Optometric Assistant, CKOA Springfield Office

Sherry Tingle has been an Optometric Assistant at Central Kentucky Optometric Associates, Springfield location, since 2005. The knowledge and experience she has gained over these years is an invaluable contribution to serving our patients daily. Sherry and her husband, Mike, have raised two sons and love spending time with their wonderful 5 grandchildren.

Mrs. Penny Dean

Optometric Assistant, CKOA Springfield Office

Penny started her career with our practice in 1981 with Dr. John Cecconi Sr. Over the years she has been an integral part of the growth and development of Central Kentucky Optometric Associates. She is our resident lens edging expert and helps manage our Springfield location. Penny and her husband Darrell have raised 3 sons and now enjoy spending time with their 5 grandchildren.

Tina Polk

CKOA Springfield Office

Tina Polk has been a member of our Springfield team since 2011. Her kind , cheerful demeanor will certainly put you at ease during your visit with us. She is always willing to go the extra mile to optimize your experience at Central Kentucky Optometric Associates. She is married and is raising a daughter.

Bethany Fallis

CKOA Springfield Office

Bethany Fallis is our Springfield location’s freshest face. She has been with us since 2016. Her knowledge and experience have grown exponentially since she first joined our team. Bethany is ready and able to assist all our patients with their visual and optical needs. Bethany and her husband have two sons.

Mrs. Kim Mattingly

Optometric Assistant, CKOA Lebanon Office

Kim’s career in the Optometric Profession started in 1986. She has been involved in the development and growth of our practice since 1998. Kim helps manage our Lebanon location and coordinates our day to day operations. She is our resident insurance specialist. She and her husband , Alan, have raised two Children. She loves spending time with her 4 grandkids, friends, and family when outside the office.

Samantha Belton

CKOA Lebanon Office

Samantha has been a team member at our Lebanon Location since 2013. She has been working hard and received her Paraoptometric Certification in 2016 She is raising her 2 children and enjoys working with and meeting new people.

Lauren Mattingly

CKOA Lebanon Office

I am a 2016 graduate of Washington County High School. I have been with our Lebanon office since February of 2018. I love spending time with my family, boyfirend and friends. I am a member of St. Dominic Church. My hobby is playing seasonal volleyball at the River of Life in Springfield.

Jennipher Hallmark

CKOA Lebanon Office

I am a member of our Lebanon office. I have been a part of this team since May of 2019. I am married to my husband, Adam, and have 2 amazing children, Jasper and Keira. My hobbies include watching movies and any activity as a family.

Allison Ashcraft

CKOA Lebanon Office

I have been with our Lebanon office since March of 2019. I am a 2017 graduate of Marion County High School. I have been married for almost 2 years to my husband, Taylor. We have an amazing little boy who is 1 year old, his name is Rhett. I enjoy spending time with my family and doing anything outdoors. I also have 2 dogs, Ivy and Jessie.

Julie Medley

CKOA Lebanon Office

I am a life long resident of Springfield and recently retired teacher after 27 years and am excited to start this new journey with CKOA. I am married and have 2 beautiful daughters.