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Renowned Eye Surgeon, Dr. Stewart Shofner Announces a Dramatic Success Rate for Patients with Astigmatism Treated by Wavefront Custom LASIK

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Tue, Feb 19th 2013 05:00 am
Nashville, TN

Many people diagnosed with astigmatism incorrectly believed they were not candidates for LASIK vision correction surgery. Dr. Kevin Johnson at Shofner Vision Center in Nashville, TN enthusiastically states: "Our Custom 3D VISX Star 4 Technology successfully treats astigmatism, near sightedness, farsightedness, and higher order aberrations as well!" Dr. Johnson continued with saying, "this is the same laser used by the Air Force for pilots."

The confusion comes from the old "Traditional" LASIK, which was limited in its ability to treat astigmatism. "There is no question that Custom LASIK using the Visx Star 4 LASIK Technology can successfully treat astigmatism", states Dr. Stewart Shofner. An additional benefit of Custom LASIK compared to the old "Traditional " Lasik (sometimes called Standard LASIK) is that Custom LASIK also greatly reduces complaints of night glare. Indeed, Navy pilots have landed on an aircraft carrier at night as soon as one week after Custom LASIK.

About CustomVue LASIK

Since 2003, the Advanced CustomVue LASIK Procedure has continued to earn FDA approvals to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism. Clinical studies presented to the FDA show that the advanced CustomVue procedure can potentially produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses. In fact, clinical trials submitted to the FDA by Visx (now Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.) have shown that more patients are satisfied or very satisfied with their vision after the CustomVue procedure than they were before with glasses or contact lenses.

Patient Treatment is Unique

The CustomVue procedure begins with an individual vision evaluation using the WaveScan System to create a "3D" map of an eye's unique imperfections. The CustomVue procedure uses the digital information from that map to design a unique treatment for each eye. The WaveScan map information is then transferred to the STAR S4 Excimer Laser. The laser uses this information to apply a cool laser beam that reshapes your cornea to create a new curvature and correct your vision. This technology can correct astigmatism and other aberrations in the eye. Although no surgery is risk free, the CustomVue procedure has received high accolades and remarkable statistics such as:

• Ninety eight percent (98%) of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment.

• Nearly one hundred percent of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses one year after treatment.


About Shofner Vision Center

At Shofner Vision Center, we specialize in "No Fear, No Pressure" LASIK, Cataract Surgery and Comprehensive Eye Care. Our Custom LASIK prices are among the most affordable because most patients come from referrals, which eliminates the need for expensive advertising. Dr. Stewart Shofner, one of the most prominent eye surgeons in the country, has performed more than 30,000 LASIK/PRK vision correction surgeries and 10,000 ocular surgeries in Middle Tennessee. Dr. Kevin Johnson is Board Certified to treat diseases of the eye and continues to assist the US Air Force with the evaluation of LASIK for Air Force Pilot Candidates. Our reputation for excellence makes us one of the most affordable eye care practices in the Nashville area. Contact Shofner Vision Center for your complimentary LASIK evaluation to determine if LASIK vision correction surgery is appropriate for you.

Shofner Vision Center is now extending complimentary LASIK evaluations by offering Saturday appointments from 8 AM until Noon. For questions or concerns about LASIK or Cataract Vision Correction Surgery, Shofner Vision Center counselors are available to speak with you 7 days a week. Check our website for times, there is no obligation to schedule an appointment and we refrain from harassing follow-up calls. We are the only comprehensive eye center in Nashville that offers you a "No Fear, No Pressure" environment.


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