Cataract & General Care
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Since 1968, the Loden name has been synonomous with high quality vision care in Nashville and beyond! At Loden Vision Centers we're proud to offer you the finest in vision correction technology and a team of highly trained staff, Ophthalmologists and Optometrists in five convenient locations to serve you. From the latest breakthroughs in All-Laser Custom iLASIK – to revolutionary Bladeless iCataract surgery and Lifestyle Lenses, and treatments for presbyopia – Loden Vision Centers continues to be Nashville’s and Tennessee's clear choice for all of your family’s eye care needs.

Dr. James C. Loden, Dr. Terrence Doherty, Dr. Joseph Sofranko, Dr. Thomas Bailey, Dr. Schimmel and our devoted team of experts are skilled in all aspects of ophthalmology and take pride in offering our patients the highest quality and most personalized patient care. Our highly trained and experienced surgeons have performed thousands of vision correction procedures and offer the experience and reputation you can trust, along with the highest quality service you deserve. In fact, Dr. James Loden has performed over 100,000 vision correction surgeries over the past 17 years. Considered by many to be one of the nations premier LASIK surgeon's, Dr. Loden is also a nationally recognized pioneer in cataract surgery as he was the first surgeon in the world to invent blade-free laser iCataract surgery.

In our continuing effort to set the standard for convenience and comprehensive patient eye care, we have 5 state-of-the-art locations in Nashville, Green Hills, Goodlettsville, Gallatin & Paris.




Bladeless iCataract™ Surgery offers unprec- edented precision and predictability, less risk, and outstanding visual outcomes – in fact, 95% of our laser cataract patients are seeing 20/25 or better! Learn More



Having iCataract surgery was a wonderful experience – my vision has never been better! I now recommend Loden Vision Centers to everyone I know. 


Thanks to advanced Blade-Free iLASIK and the experts at Loden Vision Centers, thousands of our patients have increased their dependence from glasses and contact lenses. Is LASIK surgery right for you? Learn More


My Blade-Free iLASIK procedure was simpler than I thought it would be. My vision is already the way it was when I was a kid...less than a day later! 

In addition to iLASIK and Cataract surgery, Loden Vision Centers team of experts also specialize in other refractive procedures such as PRK, Implantable Contact Lenses, Refractive Lensectomy, along with full service eye care, including glaucoma and ECP (Endoscopic CycloPhotocagulation) treatment. Learn More


The most professional and caring staff I have every dealt with. You epitomize the care associated with the word “doctor"!

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Rivergate | Phone (615) 859-3937 | Fax (615) 859-3919
Skyline Medical Plaza | Phone (615) 865-9338 | Fax (615) 868-2298
Gallatin | Phone (615) 452-4006 | Fax (615) 452-4028
Green Hills | Phone (615) 383-7778 | Fax (615) 829-5431
Paris | Phone (731) 642-5003 | Fax (731) 642-8756