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"I've been using him for three years. He was covered under my medical plan. Overall, he's very good. He's very nice. His office is very efficient." There's not a lot of waiting. They take you in when you are scheduled. He performs the routine eye exam to make sure everything is okay. I am very happy with them.

-Calvin C.

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"I go to him yearly. I have used him for years. He is one of my few doctors that hasn’t retired yet. I have been pleased with his service. Most of the people" at the front desk are rude, but I like everybody else in the office. I always make my appointment when I'm there, so it's never been a problem.

-Kay I.

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Ophthalmology

Quite literally meaning "the science of the eyes." ophthalmology studies the way the eye works. Ophthalmologists care for this incredibly complex and delicate part of the body and the factors that affect its health.

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Experts suggest frequent breaks when focusing your attention on a digital screen.  (Photo by Brandon Smith)
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Optometrists and ophthalmologists use a phoropter like the one shown above to determine prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. By dilating the eyes, doctors can also find rare diseases. (Photo by Jeremy Deal)
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I apologize, but optometrists fall under our Eye Care category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.

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Ophthalmology reviews in Chattanooga

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we've been going there for a couple of months. Scheduling is easy, it's close by our home, and they have a good chemistry. We haven't had any insurance issues.
- GEORGIA L.
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After extensive testing by my optometrist, he recommended an ophthalmologist at
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. The ophthalmologist did only one test (sliding an erasure down a chalk board; asking when I could see it). He ignored the battery of tests the optometrist had sent him. I had the surgery in Topeka at their main office. I woke up during the surgery while he was still cauterizing blood
Chattanooga Ophthalmologists Provider Name Locked
(very painful), but this was the anesthetists fault not the surgeons, although my complaints, at the time, were ignored by both. After the swelling had gone down my vision was the same as before. My eye lids drooped the same and my field of vision had not improved. At my 6 week re-check the surgeon burst into the room proclaiming how much better my eyes looked (as if he could remember after 6 weeks). In conclusion, the experience was painful and of no value to improving my eyesight. |As a side note: his breath was horrific. Very un-professional for someone whose face will be inches from his patients.
- Richard F.
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Wait time after check-in was brief (five minutes if that). The technician doing all the initial measures was very thorough and especially pleasant (
Chattanooga Ophthalmologists Provider Name Locked
). Equipment they use is amazing though, since this was my first eye check, I don't know if they are the current industry standards. The doctor was also thorough and had a good bedside manner. Only thing I didn't care for: Dr
Chattanooga Ophthalmologists Provider Name Locked
seemed pretty determined to convince me use contacts instead of the low power reading glasses I already own (store boughts) even to the point of putting one in my eye then sending me to have a discussion re: financing with his assistant. This seemed like overkill and rather presumptuous. The assistant (
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) appeared neutral re: use of reading glasses vs. contacts and didn't pressure me. I appreciated that considerably.
don't misunderstand these comments, however, my experience was excellent. From check-in to check-out it was a pleasure and I felt I was getting a complete and accurate assessment. I highly recommend them. Just don't be persuaded to choose any corrective measures you don't wish to use.
- Gwendolyn B.
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I contacted
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after seeing their ads that
Chattanooga Ophthalmologists Provider Name Locked
was now available for treating both astigmatism and farsightedness, which I had. I was given a prompt appointment, within a day or two, and found the office to be very comfortable, professional and nicely appointed. There is a 3- to 5-minute video repeating constantly on a big screen TV, touting the effectiveness of the surgery for people like me, with 3-4 glowing testimonials, including how they could see perfectly right after the surgery. The staff members were all very pleasant, and gave every indication that I was a perfect candidate. However, I had the choice of having mid- to distance vision and needing reading glasses, or having mono-vision (where one eye sees distance and one eye sees close up). I made it very clear that I did not want mono-vision, because I had tried it when I wore contacts, and didn’t like it at all. I was perfectly okay with needing reading glasses for reading and computer work, but they gave every indication that I could look forward to being able to drive, enjoy the outdoors, and see the stars again without glasses.
The surgery went very quickly, but wasn’t totally painless: I have small eyes, and the implement they use to keep your eye stationary during the surgery is “one-size-fits-all,” so it felt like they were ripping my eye open to make it fit. Thankfully, that was over quickly, and the entire 10 minutes of the procedure went quickly. I was not able to see perfectly right after the surgery, as some of the people in video had gushed, but I expected it to take time to heal.
I followed their post-op instructions to the letter, but my vision never stabilized. I experienced an infection in one of my eyes, and I strongly suspect that may have prevented my eye from healing correctly. Before the surgery, I could drive without glasses. Today, I have an effective field of vision of about 4-10 feet, depending on the time of day and how many times I blink. I cannot read road signs until I am almost right up on them, and I have to use several different pairs of reading glasses, depending upon whether I am reading a book, at my computer, or just the time of day.
To say that I am frustrated and disappointed is a gross understatement. Because I could not use my computer for extended periods of time after the surgery, I had to drop one of my college classes several weeks later, and my grade in my other class suffered because I was not able to complete my online coursework on time. My work also suffered, because my difficulty in seeing my computer monitor caused me to miss a lot of errors. Although I was adamant that I did not want mono-vision, that's what I have. One eye can focus 2-5 feet, the other sees 10-25 feet clearly).
Several check-up appointments over the next 6 months confirmed that my eyes are completely healed, and what I “see” is what I get. I paid the extra amount for the lifetime guarantee that includes touch-up surgeries, but frankly, I am not willing to gamble on them operating on my eyes again. Now, I am out over $2,000, have worse vision than before, and will have to go back to wearing prescription glasses again.
I'm sure that my age (over 50) is probably a factor, although their sales pitch indicated that wouldn't be a problem at all. But if you are over 50, I would not take a gamble on this procedure, or this organization. You only get one set of eyes...
- Joy R.
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I knew immediately that I trusted him and his office staff with my visual testing and diagnosis. Dr
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performed cataract surgery on my left eye and he and his office professionals were excellent in explaining the procedure, what to expect and detailed instructions for pre-op and post-op. The surgery was totally successful in restoring vision to my eye and I will be having the right eye operated on in a week. The office environment is very professional and state of the art equipment. I would highly recommend Dr
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- Cynthia J.
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Overall it's a nice experience but I think I can do better on pricing by shopping around. My wife and I both got new glasses and the cost was close to $500 for each of us. I detest that they don't post prices of the lenses anywhere. Only the frames have prices.
- Thomas G.
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Dr. Tybor looked at my eye, got me a prescription, and had me come back the next day. Dr.
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examined me that day, and sent me to a specialist. It ended up being a pretty serious condition, but they took great care of me. Both Drs. Tybor and
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were super friendly and professional. Even the residents were both awesome to work with. And this comes from someone that is massively anxious about things being near my eye. I'm happy to make them my regular eye doctors now.
- Jonathan G.
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We’ve used him for years. It’s convenient, and close-by. The office staff is always good. Scheduling appointments is easy.
- Elizabeth B.

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140 E 28 th St

Allied Eye

7405 Shallowford Rd
Chattanooga

Atrium Professional Building

1949 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

Blackman, Dr. William M.

1111 Professional Blvd

Brody, Dr. Jason S.

7405 Shallowford Rd
Chattanooga

Chander & Rankine MDs

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Chattanooga Eye Institute

5715 Cornelison Rd
Chattanooga

Chattanooga Eyecare, Dr. Leslie Draper

1201 Market St
Chattanooga

Chattanooga Retina

7300 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Chattanooga Vision Ctr

2158 Northgate Park Ln
Chattanooga

Deborah Distefano MD

1815 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

Distefano Regional Eye Ctr

1815 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

DiStefano, Dr. Deborah

1815 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

DiStefano, Dr. Deborah R.

1815 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

Dozier, Dr. Carey

932 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga

Drs Seal Lawrence & Nicola MDs

1042 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Edward Peterson MD

7268 Jarnigan Rd Ste 200
Chattanooga

Edwin T Hulse, MD

1052 Battlefield Parkway

Elias, Dr. Caroline K.

3898 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga

Elizabeth Mabry MD

1210 Premier Dr
Chattanooga

Elliott, Norman OD

4841 Hixson Pke
Hixson

Enrique Calderon MD

5715 Cornelison Rd
Chattanooga

Faerber, Dr. Bruce W.

2175 Chambliss Ave NW
Cleveland

Fortwood Aesthetic & Wellness

930 Oak St
Chattanooga

Fred Gregg MD

725 Glenwood Dr
Chattanooga

Friedrich, Dr. David L.

2120 Northgate Park Ln
Chattanooga

Funderburk, Dr. Randall L

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Galen Medical Group Ob/GYN

1651 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

Gene Lee MD

1801 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

Goldston, Dr. Richard R.

1420 Northpoint Blvd
Hixson

Hale, Dr. Brian J.

1807 Taft Hwy
Signal Mountain

Harvey Jacobs MD

608 Swansons Ridge Rd
Chattanooga

Jemison Bowers MD

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

John Bierly MD

7268 Jarnigan Rd Ste 200
Chattanooga

John Stone MD

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Kirby, Dr. Charles A

5715 Cornelison Rd
Chattanooga

Leff, Dr. Steven I.

1801 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

Mabry, Dr. Elizabeth D

1210 Premier Dr
Chattanooga

McGuire, Dr. Thomas W

2415 Chambliss Ave NW
Cleveland

Memorial Plaza

605 Glenwood Dr
Chattanooga

Miller, Dr. John E.

7268 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Nephrology Associates

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

North Park Eye Center

7300 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

North Park Eye Ctr

7300 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Patrick Bowers MD

725 Glenwood Dr
Chattanooga

Paula Nicola MD

979 East Third Street
Chattanooga

Pe Tin MD

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Peterson, Dr. Edward A

7268 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Peterson, Edward A

7268 Jarnigan Rd Ste 200
Chattanooga

Pifer, Dr. David A

537 Market St
Chattanooga

Pomerance Eye Center

1801 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

POMERANCE EYE CENTER, PC

1801 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

Randall Funderburk MD

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Rankine, Dr. David A

979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Redington, Dr. Kent L.

6101 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga

Reynolds, Dr. Thomas M.

2158 Northgate Park Ln
Chattanooga

Richard Breazeale MD

7268 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Richmond Jr, Dr. James P.

932 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga

Robison, Dr. Michelle Y.

2030 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga

Rudnick, Gene

7737 E BRAINERD RD
Chattanooga

Seal, Dr. Molly R.

1042 E 3rd St
Chattanooga

Shepard, Dr. Denise Q.

1895 Battlefield Pkwy

Southeast Eye Specialists

7268 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

SouthEast Eye Specialists

7268 Jarnigan Rd Suite 200
Chattanooga

Southeast Eye Specialists

2339 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga

Southeastern Retina Assoc

7268 Jarnigan Rd. Ste 300.
Chattanooga

Southeastern Retina Assoc

7268 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Southeastern Retina Associates

7268 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Steven Anderson MD

7268 Jarnigan Rd
Chattanooga

Steven Thomas MD

1210 Premier Dr
Chattanooga

The Pointe

1210 Premier Dr
Chattanooga

Thomas, Dr. Steven M.

632 Morrison Springs Rd
Chattanooga

Uptown Vision & Eye Wellness

537 Market St Ste 107
Chattanooga

Woolfson, Dr. Jonathan

1949 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga

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