Dr. Shannon Howell-Pennington

Virginia Eye Doctor

Dr. Shannon Howell-Pennington was born and raised in Chilhowie, Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology at UVA Wise before earning her O.D. at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Her interest in optometry started with her very first pair of glasses, which changed her life so drastically that she became determined to help others achieve their best vision.

While in optometry school, Dr. Howell-Pennington became interested in the medical side of optometry, developing a passion for eye disease management and exploring new innovations in the field. Outside of work, Dr. Howell-Pennington enjoys going to church, reading, and spending time outdoors and with her family and friends.

At Envision Eye Care, Dr. Howell-Pennington practices full-scope eye care for patients of all ages, pediatric through geriatric.


“I had heard wonderful things about Envision Eye Care, and decided to make an appointment with the new office in Bristol…”

- K.D.

“I am very pleased with their knowledgeable and helpful staff. Being severely nearsighted (-16), I have trouble with eye exams and ordering glasses. Dr. Howell made sure to go over all…”

- A.C.

“I really enjoyed the people. They wanna take care of my eyes and that is the best part. They are working with me and all I can say is nice things about this place.”

- R.M.

“Great staff and friendly service. Everyone seems very knowledgeable and willing to fix all issues that can be fixed. I gladly refer friends and family here!”

- B.C.