Our Optometrists

John Neuhoff, O.D.

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

Barbara Odes, O.D.

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.

Amy Sickman, O.D.

Dr. Amy Sickman is pleased to provide comprehensive patient-centered eye care. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she attended the University of Missouri where she received her degree in Biological Sciences with a Spanish minor. Dr. Sickman graduated magna cum laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During optometry school, she was involved in Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, a student organization that provides vision and eye health exams to communities living in poverty and participated in mission trips to Honduras, Mexico, and Colombia. Following optometry school, Dr. Sickman completed an additional year of advanced residency training at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Virginia.

Outside of the clinic, she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and running. Amy and her husband, Billy, reside in the Donelson area.

Matthew Colonna, O.D.

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.

James Hoover, O.D.

James Hoover, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2016 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Philosophy, from Louisiana State University. He spent several years working with the Children’s Eye Center of Baton Rouge where he fostered a deep love for eyecare.

While at Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Hoover was active with Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH), and traveled to Mexico, Haiti, Belize, and Colombia, performing eye exams and dispensing glasses to underserved areas. Dr. Hoover was also awarded the Outstanding Clinician Award by Southern College of Optometry’s staff doctors and supervisors.

In practice since 2016, Dr. Hoover has always been fascinated with the eyes and their functions in our lives. At the age of 8 or 9, he was diagnosed as being colorblind. Soon after, he began borrowing the colorblind testing book from his family eye doctor, and he would use it to test students in his school to find others like himself for science projects. Dr. Hoover loves the satisfaction of knowing that his patients leave seeing and feeling their very best and enjoys helping them have a greater understanding of their refractive and ocular health status. He says it is always a treat to see the smiles on his patients’ faces when they get their new prescriptions filled and experience clearer vision.


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

Practice Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday* 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

*Now open on Wednesday!

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