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Shofner Announces Special LASIK Prices for Firefighters And Law Enforcement Officers

by Shofner
Wed, Jun 19th 2013 06:00 am
Nashville, Tennessee

In addition to offering the most affordable LASIK to all patients in Middle Tennessee, Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center in Nashville announces special LASIK prices for all firefighters, law enforcement officers and their families. "We have always supported our Military, Firefighters and Law Enforcement professionals. We are pleased to offer special prices for these outstanding individuals who put themselves in harms way on our behalf. LASIK can make their jobs safer, and we believe they should have special consideration regarding the benefits of LASIK," says Dr. Shofner. Shofner also states, "LASIK can improve their vision, enhance their career and improve their overall job performance."

Everyone needs to see clearly. For many professions, however, wearing glasses or contacts is not very functional and can even be dangerous. Many professions require employees to have great eyesight without glasses and contacts. Firefighters and Police Officers find their jobs easier and/or safer if they have great vision without wearing contacts or glasses. For example, glasses can be lost or broken during crisis situations. Contacts are known to fall out, collect debris, or even adhere almost like cement during severe crises situations. Shofner discusses the additional lifestyle benefits LASIK provides and addresses safety concerns for those that wear contacts.

Firehouse.com includes a blog written by a firefighter that stated he could see much more detail operating at emergency incidents after LASIK. One concern is that every time he worked a fire, he would have to remove his regular glasses and place them in a safe place while donning his self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). He continued by admitting that he lost count on the number of glasses that he damaged throughout his career during this process.

About CustomVue LASIK
Most, if not all technology approved for LASIK in the Unites States improves a patient's vision and lifestyle. The best vision is a result of using the CustomVue (aka Custom) LASIK procedure with Iris Registration which is the most advanced laser procedure available. Custom LASIK usually results in vision that is better than what is normally achieved through glasses and contacts. "We find that Custom LASIK is a much better option for patients with vision impairment or those with a astigmatism than wearing glasses and contacts," says Dr. Shofner. Dr. Shofner also states, "Although the older 'Traditional' LASIK is still effective at improving a patients vision without visual aids, it is best to determine which type of LASIK is right for the patient during a comprehensive LASIK evaluation."

Special LASIK Prices
The average price for Custom LASIK in the United States is over $2,100 per eye. A significant portion of this price is related to advertising. Because Shofner does little advertising (most patients come from word of mouth), Shofner Vision Center offers some of the lowest Custom LASIK prices in Tennessee. All active and retired military personnel qualify for special LASIK prices at Shofner Vision Center, as well as their spouses, children and parents. "We ask that patients bring an ID confirming their status," says Melanie Summers, Office Manager. Unlike other Vision Centers, all LASIK prices are listed on Shofner Vision Center's website. "Our staff is trained in providing medical care, not in sales. We do not need to 'bait and switch" or do gimmicky advertising," says Dr. Kevin Johnson.

About Shofner Vision Center
At Shofner Vision Center, we offer "No Fear, No Pressure" LASIK and Cataract surgery. Our reputation for excellence makes us one of the most affordable eye care practices in Middle Tennessee. We specialize in the most advanced Visx LASIK/PRK Procedures (the same advanced technology used the US Air Force) including Custom 3D LASIK, Cataract Vision Correction Surgery, and Complete Eye Exams. 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.

In addition to the Firefighters & Law Enforcement LASIK program, we also have special LASIK programs for Wounded Warriors. We provide free LASIK for any Serviceman or Servicewoman who has lost a limb in combat, which makes the use of glasses or contacts difficult. We also offer extremely attractive prices for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Duty Serviceman and Servicewomen and their dependents. Contact Shofner Vision Center for your complimentary LASIK evaluation to determine if LASIK vision correction surgery is appropriate for you.

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