Dr. Nance completed his undergraduate studies at Oklahoma Christian College. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in 1977. After graduation, Dr. Nance was associated with Dr. Bill Watson for three years in a Memphis-based private practice. In 1980, he moved his practice to Pearle Vision Center and later became a Pearle Vision Center franchise owner in 1983. In February 1993, Dr. Nance merged his practice with Drs. Tacker and Knudson.
Dr. Nance is a member of the West Tennessee Optometric Society, Tennessee Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. He and his wife Wanda have two children, Amy and Blake.