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 was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee. He went to Franklin High School. He then completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with honors.
He completed his doctorate at Southern College of Optometry, where he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society and was awarded for his clinical performance. During his time in Optometry School, he served on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua, and he led the Student Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians as Vice President.
Dr. Pace completed externships in Memphis and Franklin, focusing on Ocular Disease and Primary Care. He is a current member of American Optometric Association, Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and a board member of the Middle Tennessee Optometric Association.
Dr. Pace has been practicing in the area since 2018 and is dedicated to building relationships while providing in-depth comprehensive eye exams. In his spare time, Dr. Pace enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Morton D. Thomas, OD
Dr. Morton Thomas, a Memphis native, has over 40 years of practice experience in the Nashville area. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1974 and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 1982, Dr. Thomas was a LensCrafters-affiliated doctor at both Bellevue mall and Cool Springs Galleria until opening his own practice, New Vision Eyecare, on September 1, 2010.
Married with two children (one son, one daughter), Dr. Thomas enjoys backpacking, fly-fishing, photography, and practically anything outdoors, as well as Big Orange and Titans football.
Jojuan Pride, Office Manager
Jojuan has been with Dr. Thomas since 1993 but started her optical career as a frame stylist/dispensing optician in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1987. Once she moved to Nashville, she shifted her focus in the optical world and began working with Dr. Thomas as an optometric technician.
She has gained a plethora of knowledge in all aspects of her profession over the years, but enjoys in particular contact lenses and teaching new contact lens wearers.
In Jojuan’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They enjoy traveling, playing musical instruments, singing, and playing and watching sports.
Nikki Frazier, LDO
Nikki started working for Dr. Thomas in early 2007 and has trained in all aspects of the job, from prescreening to contact lens training to helping patients with glasses, with a focus on handling insurance (around the office, she is known as the “insurance guru”).
Nikki is an avid reader and video game enthusiast. When not working, she enjoys relaxing with a nice cup of coffee, spending time with her husband, and spoiling her cat Eli.
Beverly Deaderick, Frame Stylist
Beverly started with Dr. Thomas in November 2013 but has been in the optical field for over 30 years. She began her career with LensCrafters in 1985 as a sales supervisor, and later was a manager at Sears Optical.
Beverly has been a huge asset to our team with her optical knowledge and skill. Beverly is married with two sons and her granddaughter. Now she enjoys spending time with her family.