Choate Eye Associates Serving Nashville, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville Areas

Founded by Dr. Walter L. Choate in  1979, Choate Eye Associates has become the premier optometric practice serving Nashville and other areas throughout Middle Tennessee. Dr. Choate is passionate about eye care and takes pride in helping his patients achieve optimum vision. His experience and expertise in all areas of eye care makes him uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the eyes, from the simplest vision problems to complicated diseases.

At Choate Eye Associates we will change the way you think about optometry. At our practice serving Nashville, Hendersonville, and  Gallatin area patients, advanced medical optometry includes the most comprehensive evaluation of your eye health. With a board-certification in the treatment and management of eye diseases, and over 30 years of experience, Dr. Choate is ideally suited to provide you with the important care you need. To learn more about Choate Eye Associates and the services we provide, contact our practice today.

What To Expect When You Arrive At Our Office

Thank you for entrusting Choate Eye Associates, PLC with your vision and eye care needs. We’re sure you’re aware of the constantly changing concerns about the Coronavirus and want to take this opportunity to update of the precautions our office is taking to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

Our goal is to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for everyone in our office. If you have symptoms of cough, respiratory distress, or a fever, we are asking that you reschedule your appointment by calling 615-851-7575. If you have been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient or have travelled out of the country recently, or to a domestic hotspot we ask you to reschedule your appointment as well.

We are strictly following CDC, TAOP, and American Optometric Association guidelines for cleaning, including daily staff training on these measures. 

Safety and Sanitation Policy Including But Not Limited To:

  • We are asking all patients to arrive with face protection (mask), and no one may accompany the patient inside the clinic except a parent of a small child
  • A front desk hand sanitization station is available for your use upon entering
  • Plexiglass breath shields have been installed at front check in and check out areas
  • Your temperature will be checked with an infrared thermometer, and pulse oximetry performed prior to check in
  • All patients will be required to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire upon arrival
  • All staff are equipped with PPE, including N-95 masks, gloves, and face shields
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting door handles, counters, reception room areas, and all spaces where public interaction occurs.  
  • Individual examination rooms are disinfected after every patient exam, including all surfaces, instrumentation, door handles, and equipment.
  • All frames are washed in warm soap and water before being used for another patient
  • Alcohol sanitizer is available in all areas of our office.
  • We are limiting patient encounters with appropriate spacing and limiting the number of patients in the office at one time
  • Only one doctor per day will be seeing patients in the office
  • All patient encounters must be by appointment
  • Medical Grade Air Purifiers with HEPA filtration down to 0.1 microns are installed in all areas of close contact with patients
  • We are committed to doing everything possible to make your visit safe and pleasant

Our Practice Philosophy

At Choate Eye Associates, our goal is to establish long-lasting relationships with our patients based on trust. We always serve individuals who visit our practice with courtesy, kindness, and the utmost professionalism, and you can read about the exceptional care patients have experienced. Our practice is committed to investing in  the most advanced technology available in order to offer eye care that meets the highest standards in the field. We strive to exceed our patients' expectations during every phase of the treatment process.

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


Serving patients from in and around Gallatin, Hendersonville, and Nashville, we provide advanced medical optometry services that include eye disease diagnosis and treatment, corrective lenses, nutritional supplements for enhanced eye health, and refractive surgeon consultation services. Our Nashville area practice can meet the needs of virtually any eye care patient. Whether providing the most fashionable and unique eyewear, providing patients with unbiased refractive surgery consultations, or helping to diagnosis glaucoma or other diseases, Choate Eye Associates offers its services in a relaxed, luxurious setting. To learn more about our services, view some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Advanced Vision Correction

Choate Eye Associates makes it easy to explore all the available vision correction treatments, from LASIK and other refractive surgery  procedures to contact lenses of every kind. We are committed to giving all of our patients thorough and accurate information about their options in order to help them arrive at the best decisions for their visual and overall health. Whatever choice our patients ultimately make, they can expect superior service from our Nashville area team of experienced eye care physicians.

The Area's Finest Optical Boutique

As leading medical optometry providers serving Gallatin, Hendersonville, Nashville, and other nearby communities, our eye care physicians are proud to provide the area's most  comprehensive optical boutique. With all the most fashionable frames and state-of-the-art lenses to meet every need, Choate Eye Associates sets a new standard in the Nashville area for eyewear and eye care. We are also proud to offer the CyberEYES imaging system, which provides highly accurate measurements to determine the ideal fit for your frames. The system also allows you to use your digital photograph to try thousands of frames and lens types, helping you find the combination that you like best.

Treatment for Eye Diseases and Conditions

Eye diseases and other conditions affecting the eyes can be inconvenient and painful, and have the potential to permanently affect a person's vision. At our practice, we perform thorough testing for glaucoma and other medical problems in order to catch them before they compromise eyesight. If a problem is discovered, our Nashville area eye care professionals offer the most effective treatments available in order to help preserve our patients' vision.


Choate Eye Associates

For over three decades we have been providing the most comprehensive eye care to our patients from Gallatin, Hendersonville, Nashville, and other nearby communities. Our medical optometry staff provides crucial diagnosis, treatment, and eye care guidance to help patients achieve and maintain optimum vision and eye  health. If you are considering joining our family of patients, contact Choate Eye Associates today to discover the difference for yourself.

Dr. Choate

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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