About Us

Our staff is comprised of trained professionals who care about you and your vision. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Shofner Vision Center has provided the highest quality of vision care for over 25 years.To strive for the best service and care to our patients, we also offer:

No Fear.  We are committed to providing the very best eye care solutions in Nashville, TN.  We understand that fear is one reason patients do not visit doctors. We provide our patients with the facts about their vision in a very friendly and caring environment.

No Pressure.  The decision to have any eye procedure or surgery is the patient's, and we respect that decision. Our staff is not trained or required to make a sales pitch for any procedure.

No Gimmicky Advertising.  No sales promotions or silly stunts to attract patients. We believe satisfied patients are the best way to market our practice and offer affordable LASIK prices in Middle Tennessee.

High Standards.  We provide the most up to date technology and highest standard of care. Shofner Vision Center staff members are trained to provide the highest standards of medical eye care and patient services.

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Our Staff

Shofner Vision Center is comprised of two stellar doctors and a dedicated staff of professionals that strive to offer patients the best experience possible. Dr. Stewart Shofner, one of the most prominent eye surgeons in the country, has performed more than 40,000 LASIK vision correction surgeries and 20,000 ocular surgeries in Middle Tennessee. Dr. Shofner specializes in cataract vision correction and LASIK vision correction surgery, eye disease diagnosis and treatment.  

Robert Stewart Shofner, MD

Dr. Stewart Shofner Lasik Doctoer

Dr. Shofner is a board-certified ophthalmologist, completing his BS from Harvard, his residency at Yale, and his fellowship from LSU. While at Yale, Dr. Shofner performed the very first PRK surgery in the US. Since then, he has completed over 60,000 surgeries in his career. As a supporter of the military, he was recently awarded the ESGR award.

Dr. Patel

Welcome Shilpa Patel, OD

Dr. Patel joins Shofner Vision Center and brings with her over 10 years of experience as an optometrist in the Austin, TX area. Traveling abroad, Dr. Patel has served those who were unable to afford eye healthcare.


Our team of professionals gets high marks!

On regular patient surveys, our staff consistently scores high marks for its professionalism, attention to detail and general patient care. 


We are pleased to file insurance on your behalf as a courtesy and accept most insurance plans, including Medicare. Contact us if you are not sure if your insurance plan is accepted or click here to view accepted plans.