Dedicated Marine Sees Danger Clearly and Returns For Fourth Tour Overseas Thanks To Shofner Vision Centerby Shofner
Nicholas, a young Marine originally from California but now living in Middle Tennessee, was first introduced to Shofner Vision Center by his girlfriend who received Lasik vision correction surgery prior to entering the Navy. Nicholas served in both Iraq and Afghanistan on previous tours and suffered injuries resulting in a return to the U.S. Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center learned that Nicholas had volunteered to return overseas, most likely to Afghanistan. When asked what motivates your reason to return, Nicholas genuinely expressed "My heart and soul are with my fellow Marines who are still overseas."
Nicholas qualified to receive laser vision correction surgery to be performed by the military. However, because of his continuous overseas deployments, Nicholas was not able to schedule the procedure through military service providers. Nicholas was informed about the complimentary Custom LASIK Program offered by Shofner Vision Center and scheduled surgery just weeks ago. Nicholas received immediate vision improvement post-surgery and is even more excited to report for his next tour of duty this summer.
Payment for LASIK and PRK Surgery
Most branches of the military encourage LASIK or PRK prior to sending their warriors into harms way and even do it at no cost. Each branch of the military now has its own policy for Vision Correction Surgery using both LASIK and/or PRK. However, it is difficult military personnel to qualify and schedule Lasik from military sources.
About Shofner Vision Center
Dr. Shofner's father was a highly decorated Marine General who participated in more combat than any Marine officer in WWII. He also led the one of the few successful escape from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Dr. Kevin Johnson is active in the US Air Force Reserves. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force F-16 "Top Eye" program, and participated in the Air Force evaluation of PRK/LASIK for Air Force Academy Cadets and Pilots. Both Dr. Shofner and Dr. Johnson are extremely committed to giving back to our Servicemen and Servicewomen and their families who sacrifice so much for our country.
Services for Military
Shofner Vision Center offers special LASIK programs for Wounded Warriors providing free LASIK for any Serviceman or Servicewoman who has trouble with glasses or contacts because of a lost limb while in combat. Dr. Shofner also offers very affordable vision correction surgery prices for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Duty Serviceman and Servicewomen and their dependents.