Who are the Cornea and Cataract Consultants of Nashville?
We are fellowship trained cornea and cataract surgeons who provide vision care from the simplest glasses to the most complicated corneal reconstructive surgery. We excel in procedures both complicated and simple. We are unique in that we, the surgeons, care for each patient from preoperative assessment and discussion through the entire postoperative course. We have the expertise and experience to handle complicated corneal infections, but will spend time to fit simple to complex contact lenses with the help of our expert staff. We are Bernard Chang, M.D., Erich Groos, Jr., M.D. and Ira Shivitz, M.D. We are here to correct, protect and restore your vision.
We have recently begun a skin-testing program to assess environmental allergies of those suffering chronic eye itching, redness and swelling. With this information, we may advise individual patients on allergens to avoid if possible. Therapy may then be initiated to include traditional drops and oral medications, oral and individualized immune modification, and natural oral antihistamines. The testing is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
What about cataracts?
With decades of experience with thousands of surgery, we offer the highest skill and most up-to-date technology for cataract surgery and lens implantation. We implant the Restor lens for correction of near and distance vision and both the AMO and Alcon Toric lenses for correction of astigmatism.
What about contact lenses?
We can fit the simplest soft spherical contact lenses to high-tech, custom-made rigid lenses for keratoconus, corneal grafts, scarred corneas and other unusual corneal shapes. Jerry Knoch has more than 30 years experience, guiding patients to lenses that help with dry eye and restoring vision in complicated situations when others have been unable to fit them. He has a wealth of knowledge and numerous lens options at his disposal. With the latest in 3-dimensional corneal modeling and imaging, the doctors give Jerry a technological head start on most fittings.
What about LASIK?
Dr. Groos and Dr. Chang have experience with 1000's of corneal refractive surgery cases, both LASIK and PRK with the latest Wavefront optimized treatments leading to the highest success rates possible. With contact lenses and glasses at our disposal, we are unique in that we have little incentive to push surgery. Since we have more than just a hammer, not everything looks like a nail!
What about glasses?
Visualeyes is a state-of-the-art optical dispensary, offering the latest styles and colors of frames with a range of prices from which to choose. Our optical staff has extensive experience in the latest lens technology, from high-tech coatings and materials to the highest quality progressive, no-line bifocals. With expert lens choice and fitting, Visualeyes can create a pair of glasses for the best vision you can imagine.