At Loden Vision Centers, we see it as our personal mission to help you see 20/20 or better so you can finally experience the joy of clear vision! That’s why, as Tennessee’s leading laser vision correction specialists, we offer our patients only the most advanced technology available for the peace of mind you deserve—LASIK. This all-laser, blade-free procedure combines the advanced IntraLase Femtosecond Laser (IntraLase iFS™) with the VISX Star S4 excimer laser to provide patients with a procedure so safe and precise that even NASA has approved it for U.S. astronauts.
This advanced treatment platform can treat a broad range of vision imperfections, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As part of this advanced procedure, CustomVue™ technology allows every procedure to be completely personalized for each patients’ eyes, leading to outstanding visual results. This amazing technology and Loden Vision Centers’ team of highly trained surgeons is the perfect combination that has led to 20/20 or better results for 99% of our patients.
Are you interested in LASIK vision correction? Do you have questions about whether or not LASIK is right for you? Take our short quiz below to find out if LASIK might be an option for you. This quiz is not a substitute for full LASIK consultation, but it’s a great place to start.
Most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that at Loden Vision Centers, LASIK is 100% all-laser. Unlike traditional LASIK, where the first step is to create a flap with a handheld metal blade called a microkeratome, LASIK at Loden Vision is 100% blade-free. While traditional LASIK with a blade is outdated, some surgeons still use this technique.
Always at the forefront of technology and innovation, it’s no surprise that Loden Vision Centers was the first in Tennessee to offer patients advanced LASIK for its safety and increased accuracy with no metal blade. Using lasers for every step of the procedure allows Dr. Loden and his team of LASIK experts unprecedented control and precision for outstanding visual outcomes. Additionally, as the first Tennessee LASIK surgeon to perform the procedure, Dr. Loden is also the most experienced LASIK surgeon in Tennessee.
In “old technique” or traditional LASIK, a handheld mechanical device called a microkeratome uses a metal blade to cut into the surface of the eye (the cornea) to create a flap. Unfortunately, this is how many surgeons still perform LASIK.
In blade-free LASIK, the metal blade is replaced with a laser called IntraLase. The IntraLase iFS™ Laser creates the flap in the first step of the procedure, with the safety and accuracy of a computer controlled, cold beam laser. This is a safe and predictable approach to laser vision correction.
At Loden Vision Centers, we believe that LASIK eye surgery cost should not be a barrier to receiving this potentially life-altering vision procedure. Instead, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to experience the joy of clear vision with an advanced LASIK procedure. To help make this a reality for our patients, we offer individualized financing for as little as $149 per month and a variety of payment options to make the cost of LASIK manageable for just about any budget. That’s one of our “Only I Can” guarantees at Loden Vision Centers.
Most patients who have LASIK with Dr. Loden or his team no longer need glasses or contacts for most activities. However, for those patients who are over 40, you may still need to wear reading glasses for up close and/or intermediate vision. This is due to a condition known as presbyopia, or aging of the eye, which is a part of the natural aging process regardless of whether or not you’ve had LASIK.
The goal of LASIK is to reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts, although it’s not uncommon for Loden Vision Centers LASIK patients to see better than they ever had before. We cannot promise “perfect” vision and those patients over the age of 40 will still need to wear reading glasses due to the normal aging process of the eye. To achieve the best visual result, it is extremely important to choose the most experienced surgeon you can find, who uses the most advanced FDA-approved technology.
As with all surgical procedures, there are risks involved. In the hands of a highly trained, experienced surgeon using the most advanced technology, LASIK is a very safe procedure. Loden Vision Centers is pleased to offer our patients state-of-the-art VISX Star S4 technology, the IntraLase iFS™ laser, and CustomVue™ as part of the advanced all-laser LASIK procedure.
At Loden Vision Centers, we want to help you experience the world with clear vision, free from the hassle of glasses or contacts! To make this dream a reality, we offer refractive laser surgery . To see what type of LASIK surgery would be best for you, call us at (615) 859-3937 to schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable LASIK counselors.