Welcome to Vision 1st Nashville!

At Vision 1st in Nashville, our focus is on quality time with patients, the latest vision technology and making eyecare convenient and affordable. We strive to provide the highest quality of eye care and eyewear in Nashville, TN and the surrounding communities.

We offer a wide range of services including routine, preventive vision care for children and adults, medical management of eye diseases, refractive surgery consultation and specialty contact lens care. Visit our optical boutique for consultation and exploration or new eyewear styles to help you achieve your ideal look and best vision. Most insurances accepted.

Doctors Neuhoff, Odes, Colonna and the entire staff of Vision 1st in Nashville look forward to helping you and your family find the best pair of glasses, sunglasses, and/or contact lenses to meet your visual needs.


Every practice in the EyeCare Specialties of Tennessee network wants you to look as good as you feel.  Getting the perfect eyeglasses while meeting your comfort and prescription needs doesn't have to be difficult.  Visit us, call us or contact us online to take advantage of these great offers.

We are committed to serving you safely and we are thrilled to once again provide a safe, clean and trustworthy home for your vision health needs. Indeed, it’s good to see you again. We are part of the EyeCare Specialties of Tennessee network. And all of our practices are following strict new guidelines. Click the link to view our new safety protocols and important information to prepare for your visit.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. John Neuhoff

About Dr. Neuhoff

Dr. Neuhoff is a native of Nashville, having attended Father Ryan High School. He graduated with Honors from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. Graduate studies were provided for by a U.S. Army health Professions Scholarship, which provided the opportunity to serve for four years before returning to Nashville. During his military career he rose to the rank of Captain and was the Optometry Clinic Chief at Kimbrough Army Hospital in Maryland.

He is a member of the:

  • Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians
  • Middle Tennessee Optometric Association
  • Bellevue Exchange Club
  • Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Board for Eye Health Partners
  • Tennessee Spokesperson for Vision USA
  • Board Certified by the Tennessee Board of Optometry

In his spare time he enjoys golf, the outdoors, chasing his dog and is the proud father of an aspiring artist, his son John.

Dr. Barbara Odes

About Dr. Odes

Dr. Barbara Odes grew up in Zimbabwe, central Southern Africa. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following her graduation, Dr. Odes completed extended training at The London Eye Refraction Hospital, after which she successfully completed the British Supplemental Optometric examination. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the State University of New York, where she also completed a Vision Therapy Externship program. In 2002, Dr. Odes completed an intensive training course in Low Vision at Lighthouse International in New York. She is a member of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians.

She is married and has one beautiful daughter, Jaclyn. Dr. Odes loves to play tennis, snow ski, scuba dive and travel.

Matthew Colonna

About Dr. Colonna

Dr. Colonna is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Chemistry. Through a mentorship during college, he found his love of Optometry. Dr. Matthew Colonna enjoys the challenge of finding solutions for daily vision issues that affect each of his patients. Dr. Colonna says he enjoys listening to a patient’s story and finding ways to improve their lives.

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Tory Burch
Ann Taylor

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68 White Bridge Rd.
Nashville, TN, 37205
Phone: 615-352-7241
Fax: 615-352-6168
Email: [email protected]

Practice Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday* 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sunday Closed

*Call ahead to ensure availability on Saturdays

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