Dr. Daniel Hayes


Dr. Hayes received his Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University. Following graduation, he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He and his wife, Laura, have recently married and moved to the area where they are excited about building the practice and becoming involved in the community. In addition to seeing patients at Nolensville Family EyeCare, Dr. Hayes also services patients in assisted living facilities and nursing homes across Middle Tennessee. He is an avid sports fan, who especially enjoys Auburn Football!

He chose optometry because the profession “allows you to develop a personal relationship with patients while making a positive impact on their life.”


Dr. Austin Pace


Dr. Austin Pace was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Then he went on to graduate from the Southern College of Optometry. While in school, he enjoyed traveling to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip as well as serving as the vice president of the student led Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians. Dr. Pace is dedicated to building relationships and providing in depth comprehensive eye exams. In his spare time, Dr. Pace enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with his family.