Patient Care & Respect



Dr. Barbara Odes was born and raised in Zimbabwe, Central Southern Africa. She received her Optometry degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following graduation, she worked for a few years and then went to London, England to complete extended training at the London Eye Refraction Hospital after which she successfully completed the British Supplemental Optometric examination.


After getting married and moving to live in New York, she received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the State University of New York, where she also completed a Vision Therapy externship program. She had a successful contact lens practice within an ophthalmologic surgical practice in New York for several years before moving to TN.


Prior to joining our staff permanently, Dr. Odes had been filling in at Optique for years. She has a philosophy of patient care and respect that fits exactly with the Optique experience.  She is a member of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians and the Middle Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians.  Dr. Odes is married and has one daughter, Jaclyn. She loves to play tennis, snow ski, scuba dive and travel.

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