Vision Correction Services
Shofner Vision Center in Nashville, TN offers a variety of vision correction services and specializes in LASIK/PRK, Cataract Vision Correction Surgery and many other eye surgeries to improve vision. Shofner Vision provides diagnosis for all vision issues and treatments. Not sure which vision correction surgery is best for you? Contact us to discuss all of your options or to schedule a complimentary LASIK evaluation.
Cataract Vision Correction Surgery
Cataract surgery is the safest, most commonly performed procedure in the US. Cataract surgery (which is generally covered by insurance) allows us to improve your up close and distance vision without glasses by using Intraocular lenses like Crystalens. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. It can be compared to a window that is frosted or yellowed. Your vision can improve dramatically after cataract surgery. Dr. Shofner, Nashville's top cataract surgeon, has performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries. Most recently, Dr. Shofner has successfully performed iStent procedure on patients that have both cataracts and glaucoma. The iStent procedure reduces or eliminates a patient's dependency on expensive eye drops. An article explaining the iStent procedure may be found in the Featured News section. Do you have a vision impairment and over 50 years old? Learn more.
Dry Eye Treatment
Although the symptoms of dry eye disease often start as minor inconveniences, the effects of dry eye are progressive and can worsen over time, potentially leading to severe discomfort or blurred vision. Do you suffer from the following dry eye symptoms: gritty, burning, stinging, or scratchy eyes, light sensitivity, redness, itching, blurred, fluctuating vision, discomfort from wind or air conditioning, or the feeling that something is in your eye? Don't just treat the symptoms - treat the cause!Dr. Shofner offers patients a quick and convenient treatment to cure their dry eye using LipiFlow®.
LASIK is the abbreviation for laser-assistedin situ keratomileusis. LASIK is one type of laser eye surgery that changes the shape of the shape of the cornea a can reduce or eliminate need for glasses and contact lenses. LASIK is usually performed in a surgeon's office or in a clinic. The surgeon creates an ultra-thin flap on the front of the eye with a very precise instrument. The flap is gently lifted and the laser then reshapes the inner cornea, which improves the eyes natural ability to focus. The flap is repositioned and holds itself in place, healing naturally without the need for any stitches. The laser pulses last on the average between 30 and 60 seconds. In all, LASIK takes about 20 minutes to do both eyes. The procedure is without much pain and the recovery is generally very quick.
3D Custom LASIK (CustomVue)
3D Custom LASIK is an Individualized Treatment. The Advanced CustomVue Procedure begins with an individual vision evaluation using the WaveScan System which creates a map of your eyes' unique imperfections. The Advanced CustomVue Procedure uses the digital information from that map to design a custom treatment for each of your eyes. This WaveScan map information is then transferred to the STAR S4 IR 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.
Dr. Stewart Shofner is one of the first laser vision correction facilities in Middle Tennessee to offer all laser Z-LASIK vision correction procedure. 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. The only true "Bladeless" Lasik is PRK.
The only true "Bladeless" LASIK is "PRK." PRK simply reshapes the top of the cornea after a thin layer of skin called the epithelium is removed. No flap is created with PRK. Everything else is the same as with the Lasik procedure. The recovery time with PRK is, however, longer since the epithelium must heal. PRK stands for Photo Refractive Keratectomy.
Traditional LASIK (Conventional)
This procedure is the predecessor custom LASIK which uses wavefront technology. Traditional Lasik is still very good at correcting vision. It is, however, something of a one size fits all technique compared to custom Lasik which is an individualized treatment fitted to each eye.
Be sure to check out the Eye Resource Area to learn more about specific vision concerns, symptoms and treatments.