Dr. Schimmel – Emeritus

Daniel J. Schimmel, OD – Emeritus

Dr. Schimmel has retired from Loden Vision Centers. Click here to view the official announcement from Loden Vision Centers.

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Dr. Schimmel
Member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association

Dr. Schimmel grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, followed by Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Upon completion of optometry school, he entered private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee for nine years. He then left private practice and completed a one-year fellowship at Omni Eye Services of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the diagnosis and management of ophthalmic diseases.

Dr. Schimmel has been involved, since 1987, in both the administrative and the direct clinical care of patients at large referral centers in Knoxville, Nashville, and Chicago. He has managed over 6,000 patients pre- and post-surgically for both cataract and laser vision correction. He has articles published on the management of corneal keratitis and lectured on a variety of topics including low vision, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association.

Dr. Schimmel has served as board member to optometric associations at both the local and state level. Dr. Schimmel is a huge sports fan as well as a world traveler. He and his wife reside in Gallatin, Tennessee.

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Many thanks to Doctor Loden and his amazing staff! They made something that would otherwise be very intimidating very comforting. Their professionalism and service was off the charts. I am one day post surgery and am pain free and can see better than I have for twenty years. I would recommend them to anyone!

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Hampton B.
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I am so thankful to Dr. Loden. My results from my LASIK surgery were instant. I don't have hardly any vision distortion and it 1 day post surgery, it will just keep getting better each day. I see better now than I've ever been able to with glasses or contacts. I so recommend Dr Loden!!!

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Kim C.
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Provided by Citysearch - Thanks to Dr. Loden and his staff. I had ILASIK yesterday with the guarantee that I would have 20/20 or better. Now it's the day after and sure enough I have 20/20 in both eyes and Dr. Loden says ""it will only get better."" Everything he has said has been spot on so there is no need to doubt him now. His staff was the nicest people I've ever met in a business environment. If anyone deserves a award it would be Loden Vision Center.

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