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Welcome to Shofner Vision Center

Welcome to Shofner Vision Center in Nashville. We strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Nashville office.

Shofner Vision Center is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Nashville area come to Shofner Vision Center because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Shofner Vision Center, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Shofner Vision Center, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Shofner Vision Center the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Nashville area. Our Nashville optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Nashville office at (615) 340-4733.

At Shofner Vision Center, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at (615) 340-4733 or schedule an appointment today online.



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Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Stewart Shofner

    Dr. Robert Stewart Shofner is a graduate of Harvard University who completed his Medical Residency at Yale following medical school at the University of Virginia. He participated in the first Excimer Laser procedures while at Corneal Fellow, LSU. Dr. Shofner has performed over 40,000 LASIK/PRK procedures and 20,000 ocular surgeries in Middle Tennessee and is recognized by his peers as one of the outstanding Board Certified Ophthalmologists and LASIK and Cataract eye surgeons in the United States.

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What Our Patients Say

    Dr. Shofner did my PRK 14 years ago and I continue to have better than 20/20 vision. I have continued to see him for regular eye exams.

    Excellent work and excellent service. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Shofner and his amazing staff. Thank you for taking such good care of me...

    Great staff who made you feel you were part of a great family. Excellent service.

    All staff was wonderful. I never had to wait very long. I am glad I got to fill out this survey. It means you are always trying to improve.

    Dr. Patel was very nice. explained everything to me. The lady that did my initial exam was patient-friendly and informative also.

    I was nearly blind. and now I can see again. Thanks, Shofner.

    Everyone was nice and professional. Good explanations, not rushed.

    My vision is better than it was my whole life..I feel like my life has been given back to me after spending a year blind.

    Great service and attention to their patients. Very thorough. The patient and Dr. Shofner took the time to explain the details to me.

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  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

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  • Irritated Eyelids (Blepharitis)

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  • Vascular Treatments

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  • Vascular Occlusions

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  • Uveitis

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  • Strabismus Surgery

    Strabismus surgery is used to realign the muscles that control eye movements. The need for surgery depends on which way the eye is turning, the severity of the turned or crossed eye, and whether or not improvements can be made through glasses or vision therapy. This same day, outpatient surgery is performed ...

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  • Retinal Treatments and Surgeries

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  • Red Eyes

    One of the causes of a red eye is subconjunctival hemorrhage. This happens when a small blood vessel under the conjunctiva breaks and bleeds. A red patch of blood appears on the white of the eye, but causes no pain or change in vision. In some cases, the hemorrhage is caused by coughing, heaving lifting ...

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  • Orbits and Plastics

    Orbits and plastics are typically used to correct problems with the skin or muscle around the eye. Droopy or floppy eyelids; cysts, chalazion or other growths around the eye; or side effects from Grave's disease (a thyroid disorder) are common eye problems that benefit from orbits and plastics. These ...

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