Our Team

Colby Stewart, MD, FACS

Trust Your Vision to a Visionary

Dr. Colby Stewart is an artist and innovator in the field of LASIK. His award-winning skill and surgical invention have helped evolve the precision and predictability of LASIK results. With charismatic care and industry-leading technology, Dr. Stewart provides personalized oversight – start to finish – to ensure each patient receives excellent results. Since 2006, Colby has helped thousands of patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism set aside glasses and contacts.

Background

Dr. Stewart has always known that he was going to help people with their vision. Raised in Houston, Texas, by his mother and his father, the late Dr. Robert Stewart, Colby was constantly surrounded by the nation's leading ophthalmologists and their patients. Dr. Robert Stewart was one of the original founding doctors at Houston Eye and eventually helped create one of the largest ophthalmology group practices in the United States.

Education

  • Dr. Colby Stewart graduated from the University of Texas Ophthalmology residency program in Galveston in 1996. He completed a six-month fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery before moving to Tennessee.
  • He later received his specialty certification in 1998 by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
  • In 2009, Dr. Stewart was one of the first to become re-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Training

  • From 1997 to 2003 Dr. Stewart worked in Middle Tennessee with local eye care providers and optometrists as their primary surgeon performing oculoplastic procedures, topical anesthetic cataract surgery, glaucoma procedures and a new form of refractive surgery called LASIK.
  • In 1998 Dr. Stewart was the first surgeon to perform LASIK surgery in Cookeville and quickly became recognized across Middle Tennessee for his surgical skills.
  • Dr. Stewart developed tracking and goal adjusting software for his LASIK practice. Many doctors, including Dr. Stewart, still use this software today to monitor their results and to insure that patients are good candidates for LASIK.
  • Dr. Stewart returned to Texas to join his father at the Houston Eye Associates in 2003 where he received extensive training in management and surgical treatment of glaucoma.
  • He has been a primary and secondary investigator in multiple FDA studies for new advances in both topical medications, surgical instrumentation and intraocular lens implants.

Innovation

  • Dr. Stewart was the first surgeons to invest in the IntraLase laser, a specialized laser that is used in LASIK surgery to create the corneal flap with extreme accuracy.
  • He later invented an instrument specifically used with the FS200, the Stewart Vibrating IntraLase Spatula.
  • Dr. Stewart was one of the first surgeons to perform topical anesthetic cataract surgery rather than the customary retrobulbar block (needle) allowing his patients could see immediately after surgery and avoid the use of a bulky patch.
  • Dr. Stewart was the first surgeon in Tennessee to use the Toric intraocular lens, helping to eliminate corneal astigmatism. He also implants multifocal premium intraocular lenses that help patients see without glasses for both near and far vision after cataract surgery.
  • Dr. Stewart has been published in Ocular Surgery News for new advancements and efficiencies in topical cataract surgery. He is one of the most experienced multifocal implant surgeons in Houston.

Awards & Certifications 

  • PS250 Premier Surgeons – an elite group of the nation's top 250 surgeons in the field of IntraOcular Lens surgery honoring those who are innovators pioneering the field of IOL technology, researchers optimizing patient outcomes, and educators sharing their knowledge.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • Doctors of Excellence

Personal

  • Dr. Stewart spends his summer weekends deep sea fishing and his winter months hunting deer and quail.
  • He is an avid photographer and enjoys traveling with his family and friends.
  • Dr. Stewart is dedicated to his practice and going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that his patients have the best surgical outcome, and have a positive experience.
OUR TEAM

The Tennessee LASIK Staff

Meet Your Personal Care Team

Why do our patient's love us? We care. We spend time getting to know our patients and their unique eye care needs. Although the Tennessee LASIK team is one of the most talented and experienced in the industry, we believe the magic behind our results comes from an intense personal commitment to providing you with the attention, information, skill and care you need. 

Sarah Mason

Surgical Coordinator/Office Manager

Sarah has been with Dr. Stewart since 2004. As the official counselor, Sarah meets with patients to answer questions about LASIK and assist with financing. She also coordinates Dr Stewarts schedule and is responsible for the daily operations of the office.

Lisa Stinnett

Technician

Lisa is a certified ophthalmic assistant and has been working with Drs. Stewart and Moore since 2007. She preforms pre-operative testing that helps determine if a person is a good candidate for Lasik. She has received advanced training and certification with our newest lasers, the Wavelight Eye-Q and FS200, and assists in surgery and post-operative care.

Ashley Jackson

Receptionist

Ashley joined Dr. Stewart's team in 2011. In addition to answering and directing phone calls, Ashley does a great job in making sure our patients are comfortable, ensuring their visit to our office is a pleasant one. She helps schedule patients and assists in clinic coordination. She also manages our designer sunglasses sales and service.

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