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Dr. Stewart Shofner, Shofner Vision Center Nashville TN
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 Ophthalmologist and LASIK and Cataract eye surgeons in the United States.   

Dr. Shofner recognizes that fear of surgery is the patients greatest concern. Therefore, he carefully evaluates each patient's vision to provide them their best options.  He answers all questions, and never, never pressures anyone to have surgery.  Dr. Stewart Shofner is one of the first laser vision correction facilities in Middle Tennessee to offer all laser Z-LASIK vision correction procedure.  Contact us to schedule a complimentary LASIK exam or comprehensive eye exam today.

Dr. Shofner

  • Harvard Graduate, University of Virginia Medical School
  • Ophthalmology Residency at Yale, Corneal Fellowship at LSU
  • Performed over 40,000 LASIK and 20,000 Ocular Surgeries
  • Board Certified, one of the country's premier eye surgeons
  • Yale Alumni Member in Ophthalmology

Shofner's Commitment to the Military

Dr. Shofner's father was a highly decorated Marine General who participated in more combat than any Marine officer in WWII.  He also led the only successful escape from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Dr. Shofner is extremely committed to giving back to our Servicemen and Servicewomen and their families who sacrifice so much on our behalf.  

Awards and Recognition

Shofner Received the Extraordinary Employer Support Award
Shofner Vision Center Received the Extraordinary Employer Support Award

August 20, 2021 - Shofner Vision Center received the Extraordinary Employer Support Award for sustained outstanding support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve at the Tennessee ESGR’s Awards luncheon.  Shofner Vision Center was a Secretary of Defense Freedom Award recipient in 2014.   From Left:  Brigadier General Bob Krumm, US Army Reserve; Major General Tommy Baker, TN Deputy Adjutant General and TN Commissioner of Veterans Services;  Major General Jeff Holmes, TN Adjutant General;  Dr Stewart Shofner with his wife Audrey and son John Austin; ESGR National Chair Ron Bogle; TN ESGR State Chair Jim Mungenast; and TN Air National Guard Director of Staff Colonel Jason Brock.  

Dr. Shofner proudly was awarded:

  • The Patriot Award, November 2013
  • The Above And Beyond Award, January 2014
  • The Pro-Patria Award, March 2014
  • Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, September 2014
Dr. Stewart Shofner provides Cataract Surgery at Macon Community Hospital.


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