Allied Eye Hosts Milestone Ribbon Cutting On Thursday, Nov. 6

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Allied Eye will celebrate its ribbon cutting on Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. The business is at 7405 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37921. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event.

Officials said, "Allied Eye provides complete eye care for patients of all ages. Dennis Matzkin, MD is Chattanooga's premier ophthalmic surgeon and neuro-ophthalmologist. Double board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Matzkin brings an unparalleled level of expertise to family eye care. Our team is known for their compassionate approach to patient care and sensitivity to our patients' individual needs. We immediately work in trauma patients and take all major health insurances. Dr. Matzkin is widely known for his excellence in providing premium cataract surgery, astigmatism implants, neuro-ophthalmology, Lasik, PRK, DCR surgery, and pterygium surgery. At our practice, we provide thorough treatment for macular degeneration, glaucoma, eye movement disorders, dry or watery eyes, diabetic eye disease, and more."

Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Twice a month, on Tuesday, it is open until 6:30 p.m.

For more information about Allied Eye, call 423 855-8522.


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