At Stones River Eye Center, you will find an experienced and helpful team of eye care professionals dedicated to meeting your eye health needs. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care professional and thank you for choosing us to care for your family’s vision needs. We invite you to refer your friends and family to our eye care office.
Meet Dr. Ranz
Dr. Ranz received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. and completed his internship at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr. Ranz then practiced emergency medicine in Florida for 6 years, and became a board certified diplomate of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in 1989. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Nashville Academy of Ophthalmology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ranz is also a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, the Rutherford County and Stones River Academy of Medicine, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery,
What is an eye MD?
The Practice of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologists, or Eye M.D.’s, are medical doctors fully trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all eye diseases. This training includes the use of therapeutic drugs, lasers, and surgery. Ophthalmologists complete a four-year residency after medical school which includes training in cataract and other eye surgeries. Optometrists are often confused with ophthalmologists. For care of eyes and treatment of eye disease, an Eye M.D. is the most highly trained and skilled health care provider a patient can choose.
Stones River Eye Center offers advanced methods to preserve, restore, and improve your vision through:
- Comprehensive examinations for glaucoma, cataracts, and eye muscle action.
- Small incision “no stitch” microsurgery for cataracts.
- Laser surgery for glaucoma, diabetic, and retinal eye diseases.
- Emergency care for eye injury or illness.
- Keratorefractive surgery for correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism.