Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make New Vision Eyecare a proud provider of vision care products and services in Franklin.
Austin Pace, O.D.
Dr. Austin Pace is a native of Franklin, Tennessee, where he was born and raised. He received his education from Franklin High School before earning his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with honors from the esteemed University of Tennessee.
His passion for Optometry led him to complete his doctorate from Southern College of Optometry, where he excelled both academically and clinically. During his time in Optometry School, Dr. Pace served as Vice President of the Student Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians and even went on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua.
With a strong focus on Ocular Disease and Primary Care, Dr. Pace completed externships in Memphis and here in Franklin, gaining valuable experience in the field. He also had the privilege of working alongside a cataract surgeon, where he gained additional knowledge in the management of patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Dr. Pace is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Middle Tennessee Optometric Association, where he currently serves as a board member.
Since 2018, Dr. Pace has been serving the community with his expertise and compassionate approach to eye care. He strongly believes in building lasting relationships with his patients and providing comprehensive eye exams to ensure their vision remains in excellent condition.
When he’s not busy caring for his patients, Dr. Pace enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, and cherishing quality moments with his wife and two daughters.
Morton D. Thomas, O.D.
After 30 years of serving the community as an optometrist, Dr. Thomas has decided to retire. His patients have come to rely on him for his exceptional eye care services and compassionate approach to their vision health. We thank him for his many years of dedicated service and wish him a happy retirement. In order to ensure that his patients continue to receive the same high-quality care, Dr. Thomas has carefully selected Dr. Pace as his successor. Dr. Pace is a highly skilled optometrist who shares Dr. Thomas’s commitment to providing personalized and comprehensive eye care to each patient. With Dr. Pace at the helm, the practice will continue to serve the community with the same dedication and expertise that Dr. Thomas has become known for.
Jojuan Pride, Office Manager
Jojuan has been a valuable member of our team since 1993, but her optical career began as a frame stylist/dispensing optician in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1987. When she moved to Nashville, she redirected her focus in the optical field and joined the practice as an optometric technician.
Throughout her years of service, Jojuan has gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of her profession. However, her passion lies in contact lenses and educating new wearers about them. Her patients can attest to the high-quality care that she provides.
During her free time, Jojuan enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband and two children. They share a love for traveling, music, singing, and playing and watching sports.
Nikki Frazier, L.D.O
Nikki’s journey with us began in early 2007, and since then, she has become a well-rounded professional in all aspects of the job. Her skills range from prescreening to contact lens training and assisting patients with glasses, with a specialized focus on handling insurance matters. Within the office, Nikki is known as the “insurance guru” due to her remarkable expertise in this area.
Beyond her professional role, Nikki is an avid reader and an enthusiast of video games. During her leisure time, she enjoys sipping on a delicious cup of coffee while spending quality time with her husband. Nikki also loves to spoil her feline companion, Eli.
Beverly Deaderick, Frame Stylist
Beverly is a seasoned optical professional with over 30 years of experience in the field. She joined our team in November 2013, after a successful career that began in 1985 at Lens Crafters as a sales supervisor, and later as a manager at Sears Optical.
Her expertise and skill in the optical industry has been a tremendous asset to our team. Beverly’s dedication to her work and commitment to providing exceptional service to our customers is unmatched.
Beyond her work, Beverly’s life is enriched by her family. She is a proud wife and mother of two sons, and cherishes spending time with her granddaughter. Her love for her family is reflected in her warm and compassionate demeanor, making her a beloved member of our team.