Dr. James Loden, MD

Dr. James Loden, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Loden, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Paris, TN. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

1024 Kelley Dr

Paris, TN 38242

Contact Information

(731) 642-5003

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's 1st Choice
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health Services Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • 24 More

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 81% of peers
more than 74% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Loden "I take pride in offering my patients the highest quality and most personalized patient care, with the experience and reputation they can trust, along with the highest quality service. I have performed over 100,000 vision correction surgeries over the past 17 years and I am proud to provide my patients with the most advanced technology in Ophthalmology."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • David Lipscomb University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Tn College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Tn Grad School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cornea Consultants Of Indiana
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Loden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Loden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Loden to family and friends
based on 82 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Loden's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Paris, TN |
I don't recommend Dr. Loden if you are looking for a doctor to help you make informed decisions on an elective surgery. Price of procedures? How necessary is one procedure compared to another? He will act offended and proceed to tell you, in a condescending manner, that based on those questions you are making poor decisions. If you do still decide to use him as a surgeon, I hope you are 100% happy with the results. If not, he will act as though it is your fault for not being happy with his work.
Spring Hill, TN |
Dr. Loden took the time to help my dry eyes heal so that I could have LASIK. I have not been able to see anything without my glasses and I was 20/20 a day after the procedure. I would highly recommend this to anyone thinking about getting it done, but only at Loden Vision!!
in Mount Juliet, TN |
Dr. Loden performed cataract surgery on both eyes and I am extremely pleased with the results. My lense replacement options were explained in great detail and he and his staff put all concerns about the actual surgery to rest. If you are thinking about cataract surgery but have been putting off because of fear, take the leap of faith and get it done! Life changing. Special shout out to Jessica who coordinated my procedure!
Brentwood, TN |
Amazing job!! Dr. Loden and his staff were great to work with. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the iLasik procedure. Dr. Loden was very thorough from the initial consultation to post opt procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Loden for any ophthalmology needs.
in Greenbriar, TN |
Came to Loden Vision for an emergency of the eye and they saved his eye. Everybody was amazing, met us at the front door and everyone was very helpful even during a late night call.
in gallatin tn |
everything went awesome. better vision day.
Bethpage |
I had lasik with Dr. Loden in 2015 and my vision is still great in 2017! Dr. Loden's staff made me feel comfortable and gave me ample information about the procedure and recovery. I do have some dryness after the iLasik procedure but using artificial tears now is a small price to pay to be able to see the world clearly, without any glasses or contacts!!
in Cedar Hill, TN |
I had Implantable contact lens surgery about four years ago and it has been amazing. I had a really high prescription and unable to do LAISK. This was a big decision and kinda scary. Now I am so glad I did it. After 4 years, my vision is still clearer than was with my contacts or glasses. Thank you Dr. Loden!!
in Nashville |
Did not like this doctor or practice at all
in Gallatin, TN |
Dr Loden and his staff were great! I had surgery a few years ago and am still enjoying my new sight! Thanks so much for helping me get out of my glasses!!!
in Brentwood, TN |
Dr. Loden was professional, encouraging, and proficient. He made my lasik surgery feel very normal and simple. Very little pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Loden to anyone seeking to have lasik surgery.
in Goodlettsville, TN |
I had LASIK by Dr.Loden and it was amazing!! I had a great experience!!
I had lasik surgery with Dr Loden 3 years ago and it was the best decision ever! I had surgery in late afternoon and was able to go back to work the next day. My day time and night time vision is still fabulous! Thank you Dr Loden!!!
in Cottontown, TN |
Great staff, top doctors in the nation.
in Nashville, TN |
I had the iLASIK Procedure done. Everything was fantastic and much easier than expected. Results have me seeing better than I did with glasses and contacts.
in Brentwood, TN |
I've known Dr. Loden for years. Unfortunately I didn't start seeing him for a complex eye injury from 1977 until a few years ago. Luckily my old and outdated ophthalmologist retired. I had a severe intra ocular bleed while on Coumadin and Dr. Loden was able to get the dangerously high pressure in my eye down and save my eye. The best thing is I see better now than I've ever seen since initial injury. Dr. Loden and his staff are true professionals and I'm forever grateful for their care!
in Brentwood, TN |
unprofessional staff. Doctor did not spend time with me. I went because of the ads and the price was right. But my lasik did not turn out well. Having severe dry eyes and they are blowing me off unless I want to spend more money. didn't have this problem before surgery.
in Nashville, TN |
Closed his clinic at Skyline without warning. I don't know what type of problem they had but they should tell patients. Called the number and they said I would have to go to one of their other facilities but I would not be able to see my normal doctor. not happy.
in Paris, TN |
I had cataract surgery 2-4-16. I was scared to death about having the procedure done. My daughter had Lasik with Dr. Loden in August 2015. She assured me that I would be just fine. Her words, He gave me superpower eye sight (20/15) and you will be good too. On the am of 2-5-16 I was 20/20 and refracted to 20/15. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Dr. Loden and all of your staff!
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Dr. Loden accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • America's 1st Choice
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health Services Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross
    Blue HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
    Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • Covered California
    Blue Cross Advantage PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • POMCO Group
  • Prime Health Services
  • State Farm
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    TRICARE Reserve Select
    Tricare South
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    UHC Illinois PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Virginia Health Network
    Humana Commercial PPO
  • WellCare
  • WPS Health Insurance

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