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Shofner Vision Center is One of the First Laser Vision Correction Facilities in the United States to Offer the All Laser "Bladeless" Z-LASIK Vision Correction Procedure

by Shofner
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 12:00 pm
Nashville, TN

Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center is one of the first laser vision correction facilities in the United States to offer the all laser "bladeless" Z-LASIK vision correction procedure. "We are now using the new Swiss technology Ziemer laser for blade-free LASIK eye surgery. It is the latest technology for an all laser LASIK procedure", says Dr. Stewart Shofner.

LASIK, the most popular and most widely used medical procedure for vision correction, has been perfected in millions of successful operations over the past 20 years. "Z-LASIK, the most technologically advanced system all laser LASIK system, is now available at an affordable price at our practice", says Dr. Shofner.

Manufactured in Switzerland, the Ziemer FEMTO LDV femtosecond laser represents highly advanced technology. It transmits laser pulses at a considerably denser rate than other femtosecond laser devices. For this reason, the energy used to make the flap as well as the spot size are significantly smaller than with other femtosecond-based lasers.

With the combined use of state-of-the art lasers and diagnostic equipment, Z-LASIK provides the best currently available treatment for superior vision correction. The delivery optics are tightly focused for maximum tissue disruption in the focal spot and no thermal or radiation effects to the surrounding tissue. "It's very exciting to offer this new bladeless Z-LASIK technology as an option for patients, as it enhances our 3D Custom LASIK", says Dr. Kevin Johnson of Shofner Vision Center.

Is Z-LASIK Best?
In determining which procedure is best for the patient, one must consider the eye surgeon's experience. In the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Stewart Shofner, the use of a microkeratome to create the flap is a safe, affordable way to obtain vision correction with LASIK. Some patients request the Z-LASIK because they do not like the idea of a blade being use to create the flap. An experienced eye surgeon can assist patients in determining which flap method works best.

If patients are fearful of a blade or any procedure in which a flap is made, they may request Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Vision Correction Surgery. PRK is truly a bladeless option and long established procedure where a flap is not created.

About Shofner Vision Center
At Shofner Vision Center, we offer "No Fear, No Pressure" LASIK and Cataract surgery. Our staff is trained to provide the best medical eye services possible, not in sales. We specialize in LASIK/PRK procedures including Z-LASIK, 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 over 10,000 ocular surgeries in Middle Tennessee. Dr. Kevin Johnson is Board Certified in the treatment of 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.


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