Your Premiere Laser Cataract & Refractive Ophthalmology Practice.
Proudly Serving Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.
For people living in Chattanooga, Cleveland, and other East Tennessee cities, the Ophthalmologists at DiStefano Eye Center are ready to provide you with state-of-the-art facilities and personal care. Whether you need a simple eye exam or are considering the latest in cataract microsurgery or LASIK vision correction, DiStefano Eye Center is ready to help.
As Board-Certified Ophthalmologists, Dr. Deborah DiStefano and Dr. Courtney Ridner have the experience that you can trust. Dr. DiStefano was featured as the “Best Doctor in America” on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” As a Harvard University-trained medical doctor, she finished a corneal fellowship and was recruited by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to be the Chairperson of the Department of Ophthalmology. She has performed over 20,000 LASIK procedures, and she has become renowned around the world for her specialty and expertise.
Dr. Courtney Ridner was an active duty Flight Surgeon and pilot in the United States Air Force and is currently the only dually rated pilot-physician in the Air National Guard. Dr. Ridner specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of age-related eye disease, such as, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic, floaters/flashes, blepharitis and more.
DiStefano Eye Center offers the latest in eye care treatment options, including Crystalens®, Tecnis® and ReSTOR®, premium cataract replacement lens. The practice also offers the latest in Custom LASIK vision correction, the laser treatment to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, plus Visian® implantable lenses to correct refractive problems.
For an appointment, call DiStefano Eye Center at (423) 648-3937.
LASIK surgery changed my life. I’m more productive and more active than ever. I wish I’d done it sooner. Dr. Distefano and her staff were amazing!Tifini B.