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Karla J. Johns MD

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Amblyopia
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cross Eyes / Strabismus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Routine Eye Exam, Glasses, Contact Lens


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
305 Indian Lake Boulevard, Suite 240
Hendersonville, TN 37075
305 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 240
Hendersonville, TN 37075


  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 1986

Patient Comments

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Everyone was very attentive and concern for my.
March 13, 2024
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Excellent care. Definitely the reason Vanderbilt is top notch care. Thank you for such caring individuals to take care of me.
February 14, 2024
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Excellent Doctor. Thanks
February 13, 2024
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Everything was great
February 13, 2024
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Dr John's is the most compassionate caring doctor I have ever had the privilege of seeing. We thank God for her taking care of my whole family
January 30, 2024
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Dr. Johns explained and showed us exactly what my daughter has and the likelyhood of long term effects. She even went further by providing th visit information to give to our next eye doctor that is sadly required due to our military move.
January 24, 2024
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Dr Johns was awesome and so sweet with my daughter.
January 24, 2024
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Very good
January 16, 2024
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Dr. Karla Johns knew exactly what was wrong with my eye and was able to swiftly diagnose and offer treatment options to me. She made me feel confident in the Vanderbilt Eye Clinic and my ability to heal. I would highly recommend her as an eye care provider.
January 11, 2024
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