Better Vision
for a Better Life
Medical Eye Care, Corrective Lens Care, Eyewear

Serving our patients in a courteous, professional and kind manner, our goal is to develop long-lasting relationships with each of our patients. We offer the very best technologies available, the highest standards in quality care, and uncompromising compassion. Dr. Walter Choate

Advanced Treatment  from a Respected Optometrist

When choosing an optometrist, you should accept only the highest quality of care available. Dr. Choate has dedicated his life to serving Nashville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, and the surrounding areas as an optometrist and board-certified provider of treatment and management of eye diseases. Dr. Choate serves as an adjunct faculty member of several schools of optometry. He is also an FDA investigator for new lenses, pharmaceuticals, and ophthalmic equipment. As a result, our practice holds the distinction of being the first in the south to offer many new technologies before they are typically available to other optometrists or ophthalmologists.

Comprehensive Eye Exam Protect Your Vision

Dr. Choate checking patient's eyes

During a comprehensive eye exam at our optometry practice, Dr. Choate and his team of opticians analyze the eye to check for cataracts, dry eye syndrome, and other concerns. As you age, the risk of developing significant vision problems increases, so it's important to have these exams performed regularly by an experienced eye doctor. Eye exams with our opticians utilize some of the most advanced technology available in optometry. When necessary, we can provide new eyewear at our premium boutique after your exam.

Lasting Relief from Dry Eye We Use Advanced Diagnostic Tools & Treatments

Dry eye affects millions of Americans, leading to redness, inflammation, blurry vision, and other symptoms.

In addition to close-up ocular examination with a slit lamp, we also use the following high-tech tools to diagnose the causes of dry eye:

  • LipiFlow® to help detect meibomian gland dysfunction
  • The TearLab® Osmolarity System to assess overall tear production
  • Special thermal imaging to measure evaporation and tear breakup time (TBUT)

Dr. Choate and his team in Nashville offer a range of traditional and advanced treatments for dry eye, including artificial tears, punctual plugs, ThermiEyes® radiofrequency treatment, Equinox Low-Level Light Treatment (LLLT), and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.

Woman undergoing advanced dry eye treatment

Leading Provider of Contact Lenses

Man putting on contact lens

Our medical optometry practice offers nearly every contact lens available on the market today. Our skilled opticians are committed to finding the right lens for each patient, even patients who have unique situations such as eye diseases or eye conditions. We offer disposable lenses, multifocal lenses, hybrid lenses, high-astigmatism lenses, post-surgical lenses, cosmetic tinted lenses, and extended-wear lenses.

Care for Eye Surgery Patients

Deciding to undergo a surgical procedure such as LASIK or PRK for your vision is a major decision, and it usually requires the attention of a highly trained ophthalmologist. At Choate Eye Associates in Nashville, TN, we present our patients with a variety of treatment options for their vision care and provide honest recommendations. If you decide to correct your vision with refractive surgery, we coordinate with some of the top ophthalmologists in the Nashville area to provide care to patients before, during, and after surgery.

Dr. Choate preparing for surgery

Schedule a Consultation Today At Our Practice in Goodlettsville

We invite you to schedule a consultation with Choate Eye Associates in Nashville, TN. Whether you are in need of something simple like a routine eye exam or new eyeglasses, or you are experiencing a more serious issue like dry eyes or glaucoma, Dr. Walter Choate and his experienced optometry team can provide the vision care you need. You can request an appointment online or call

(615) 851-7575

Well Reviewed By Nashville Patients


Joel Williamson

Goodlettsville, TN


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I'm very appreciative of the care I've received from Dr. Choate and the staff at Choate Eye Associates. I require specialized contact lenses and Dr. Choate's expertise and care has been excellent.

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June Oliver

Goodlettsville, TN


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Dr. Choate has been my eye care doctor for many years. He is caring and professional and takes time to consider your overall health issues. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Meet Our Optometric Physician Dr. Walter Choate

Dr. Walter Choate
From routine exams to treatment and management of ocular health issues, Dr. Choate provides the most sophisticated care.

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Kelly Kibler

Goodlettsville, TN


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As soon as I walked in I was impressed! The ladies up front were so nice and welcoming and I was taken back for my appointment on time. I had a great experience and will never forget how efficient and helpful Jessica was on getting me all the information I needed prior to seeing the doctor. Dr. Choate is thorough and was superb at getting me in the right contacts for me. I highly recommend Dr. Choate and his team to take care of your eye care. I am glad my friend recommended this place to me, as I have found my eye Dr.

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Robin Richard

Goodlettsville, TN


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I have been a patient of Dr. Choate's for over 40 years. My eye care has always been difficult. In fact, I switched to his office after other eye specialists said they couldn't do anything more for me. Dr. Choate looked on my eye issues as a challenge, keeping up with new advances and doing research that has resulted in my vision remaining stable and clear. Over the years, I have literally come from over seas and from Colorado to keep my appointments with Choate Eye Associates. I fully trust and respect Dr. Choate's ability to keep me not only functional, but active. His staff is wonderful, the office is immaculate and he also offers beautiful, modern eye wear. I don't usually write reviews, but if you need quality eye care, you should give them a call.

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Choate Eye Associates

Choate Eye Associates has been delivering high-quality, compassionate eye care to the Nashville community since 1979. We are affiliated with various leading organizations in the field, including: 

  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association 
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry 

To schedule a consultation at our practice, call us at (615) 851-7575 or request an appointment online

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"I am very pleased with the attention I received at Choate Eye Associates. Dr. Choate is very thorough and does a wonderful job of explaining what he is doing and what he is looking for in the exam." Dianal - Comprehensive Eye Care Patient

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