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Meet Dr. Walter Choate

Walter Choate, OD, is one of the most respected optometrists and eye care physicians in greater Nashville, TN. 

Dr. Choate can prevent vision loss, enhance eyesight, and connect patients with the right glasses and contact lenses.

Learn more about Dr. Choate and the difference that Choate Eye Associates makes in Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, and surrounding areas...

Walter Choate, OD Optometrist and Eye Care Specialist

Dr. Choate is board-certified in the state of Tennessee in the treatment and management of eye diseases. He is also credentialed for the care and management of refractive surgery patients. He is able to address all kinds of vision needs, whether a patient is suffering from cataracts or dealing with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism.

Dr. Choate is also an FDA investigator and consultant for contact lens-related products and equipment. This distinction gives Dr. Choate's patients access to the latest eye care technologies before they are made available to other practices in the South. His optical boutique offers high-end and luxury frames that are often not available at vision centers north of the city.

Dr. Choate is proud to serve the people of Middle Tennessee. He draws patients from Nashville, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, and other communities in and around Davidson County.

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Dr. Walter Choate graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 1979. Since that time, he has consistently provided high-quality and state-of-the-art eye care for the people of Middle Tennessee.
"We offer the very best technologies available, the highest standards in quality care, and uncompromising compassion." Dr. Walter Choate

Five-Star Reviews


Joseph Robinson


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I am very satisfied with the services provided by Choate Eye Associates. Dr. Choate and all of staff provide an exceptional level of service from. All were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable in their individual specialties. I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of the full range of eye care.

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Julie Malone


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Dr. Choate has been my Ophthalmologist for 7 years now, and I wouldn't go anywhere else. I moved last year, and I now drive for an hour to see him. The selection of frames is amazing, the office staff is WONDERFUL, and I always know that I am receiving the best care possible. I would recommend Choate Eye Associates to anyone and everyone!

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Education and Vision Care Training

  • Millsaps College - Jackson, MS - Bachelor of Sciences, Biology (Undergraduate)
  • Southern College of Optometry - Memphis, TN - Doctor of Optometry
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When you meet with Dr. Choate for a comprehensive eye exam, he will use his decades of experience to accurately diagnose, treat, and manage your vision condition. This immense knowledge is combined with compassionate care. The team will always prioritize your needs and lasting health. It's why Middle Tennessee trusts Dr. Choate.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Dr. Choate is proud to be associated with numerous eye care and health organizations. His prestigious affiliations indicate his commitment to patients as well as to the field of vision correction.

These professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • The American Academy of Optometry
  • The American Optometric Association
  • The National Academies of Practice
  • The National Board of Examiners in Optometry
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Since 1979, Dr. Choate has helped the greater Nashville area see better and feel better. His focus on preventative care and proper eye disease management has enhanced the lives of patients of all ages.

Dr. Choate cares about the community. He is an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where he enjoys performing medical mission work. He is also a past president of the Madison-Goodlettsville Rotary Club. When not helping patients and giving back to the community, Dr. Choate enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.

To schedule a consultation at one of Tennessee's most respected eye care practices, contact us online. You can also reach us by phone at:

(615) 851-7575

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Our friendly team is excited to meet you.

"I Highly Recommend Choate Eye Associates"


John Saros


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Dr. Choate is extremely knowledgeable and I left feeling like he cared about my vision. His staff is super friendly and laughed at my bad jokes with conviction. 10/10, will go again.

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Amy Vantrease


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Dr. Choate and his staff are exceptional and really care about the health of your eyes. I HIGHLY recommend.

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Commitment to the Future Educating the Next Generation of Eye Doctors

Dr. Choate doesn't just give back to the local community. He is also an adjunct professor at multiple schools of optometry. The next generation of eye care physicians will benefit from Dr. Choate's decades of experience.

Dr. Choate is proud to be affiliated with the following institutions:

  • Southern College of Optometry - Memphis, TN
  • The University of Houston College of Optometry - Houston, TX
  • The University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry - St. Louis, MO
  • The University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry - Birmingham, AL
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Our optometrist's office in Goodlettsville, TN, is proud to offer patients high-end eye care as well as luxury eyewear. The sheer amount of styles available at our optical boutique sets us apart from other optometric practices in the area. Compassionate care and premium optical selection are key reasons why Dr. Choate is so respected by his patients and his peers.

Lending Expertise to Publications

Dr. Choate serves on the editorial advisory board for multiple optometry and eye care publications. These medical resources can count on his four decades of experience when it comes to feedback, content, and peer review.

Dr. Choate is proud to be affiliated with the following publications:

"Our goal is to develop long-lasting relationships with each of our patients." Dr. Walter Choate

Still Have Questions?

If you want to know more about Choate Eye Associates, we have assembled a list of our patients' most frequently asked questions.

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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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