Dr. Hines completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Memphis. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2003. While in optometry school, Dr. Hines was the 2002 Varilux Optometry Super Bowl National Champion, which is a yearly academic competition between the top students from each of the optometry schools in North America. Dr. Hines has also instructed educational courses on injections and minor surgical procedures and has been the principal investigator for numerous contact lens clinical trials. Following graduation, Dr. Hines joined Drs. Tacker and Nance at the Optometry Group in June 2003.
Dr. Hines is currently an active member of the West Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and American Optometric Association. He and his wife Leslie have two daughters, Evie and Ally.