James C. Loden, M.D.
Founder and President
Dr. Loden is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology. A
board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained LASIK and cataracts specialist, Dr. Loden is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Lastly, Dr. Loden is a member of the Society for Excellence in Eyecare, and certified by American College of Eye Surgeons. He is also the first surgeon in Tennessee to perform laser cataract surgery and lectures to surgeons around the world.
James C. Loden is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Loden is carrying on the family tradition set forth by his father, Dr. James P. Loden, who was a nationally recognized eye surgeon. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Loden completed his ophthalmology residency at UT prior to moving to Indianapolis where he underwent extensive fellowship training in corneal transplants, refractive surgery, and anterior segment reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Loden returned to Nashville where he founded and became president of Loden Vision Centers in 1999. Dr. Loden has continued to prove his expertise with the thousands of successful surgical procedures he has completed. He performs cataract surgery, corneal transplant surgery, LASIK procedure, refractive lens exchange, and glaucoma treatments.
Dr. Loden has presented papers at international conferences as well as taught surgical techniques to other doctors. Dr. Loden is a board certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Loden is also a board member of the Society for Excellence in Eyecare (SEE).
Dr. Loden is also recognized among the top 10% of Lifestyle Lens surgeons in the United States. Dr. Loden has presented lectures on the Lifestyle Lens to surgeons from around the world. He has lectured at the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
He has lectured to surgeons both in the United States and abroad. A true pioneer in his field, Dr. Loden was the inventor and the first to use laser cataract surgery.
Residing in Nashville with his wife and 2 children, Dr. Loden is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. Dr. Loden is very active in the community and supports local youth sports teams along with many charitable organizations.
Dr. Loden started Loden Vision Centers in the Rivergate location in 1999 and expanded to Paris in 2007.