Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
Renowned Eye Surgeon Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center was awarded the Patriot Award for his support for USAF Reservist (and Doctor), Lt. Col. Kevin Johnson. Dr. Johnson says, “I nominated Dr. Shofner for his enthusiastic support of my Military career. Dr. Shofner is totally committed to our Military and supports many military charities.” Dr. Johnson continued, “Dr. Shofner also offers affordable LASIK and other surgical procedures to the Military and their families while also performing free LASIK to Wounded Warriors who find wearing glasses or contacts difficult. Dr. Shofner’s commitment is unprecedented, in my experience.”
The award was presented Friday, November 8, 2013 by Retired Veteran, Carl E. Lambert, CW4, Chairman of the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR). “I was honored to be nominated and proud to receive the Patriot Award,” says Dr. Shofner. “It is our honor and duty to be supportive of veterans, active duty service members and those serving in the National Guard or Reserve.” Dr. Shofner continued, “The young members of the military are impressive and renew our confidence in our country’s future. We only wish we could do more.”
About the Patriot Award
Anyone serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for the Patriot and other awards. The Patriot Award reflects a company and/or individual’s efforts to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families during a deployment, and granting leaves of absence if needed.
About Shofner Vision Center
Dr. Shofner's father was a highly decorated Marine General who participated in more combat than any Marine officer in WWII. He also led the one of the few successful escapes from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Dr. Kevin Johnson is active in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force F-16 "Top Eye" program, and participated in the Air Force evaluation of PRK/LASIK for Air Force Pilots. Both Dr. Shofner and Dr. Johnson are extremely committed to giving back to our Servicemen and Servicewomen and their families who sacrifice so much for our country.
Services for Military
Shofner Vision Center offers special LASIK programs for Wounded Warriors providing free LASIK for any Serviceman or Servicewoman who has trouble with glasses or contacts because of a lost limb while in combat. Dr. Shofner also offers very affordable vision correction surgery for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Duty Serviceman and Servicewomen and their families.