Meet the Staff

Front Desk

Like most things, the quality of eye care and vision products can vary dramatically from place to place. Our doctor and staff are dedicated to giving you the best, most comprehensive, and most accurate vision and eye health care possible. With over 50 years of practice experience, our doctors pride themselves on their combination of experience (over 80,000 eye examinations) and cutting edge technology at our state-of-the-art office.

Dr. Morton Thomas

Owner, Optometrist

Dr. Morton Thomas, a Memphis native, has 34 years of practice experience, with 32 of those 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.

Dr. Thomas Walls, Jr.

Retired August 5th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Walls on his retirement!

Dr. Walls has been with us for over ten years, and his dedication, medical skills, and patient rapport has made him a wonderful asset to our practice. We are saddened to see him leave, but we are extremely happy for him and wish him nothing but the best!

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

Optometric Technician

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"). She is also the web designer and maintainer of the office website, as well as the office's social media coordinator.

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 two cats Perrin and 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 a dog, Snoopy. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her younger son's band concerts and basketball games.