About Tin Laser Vision

Our staff is totally committed to taking care of you. Dr. Tin and his dedicated staff will be with you every step of the way as you experience a lifetime of better vision! Whether you have come to us for a thorough Vision Exam, a Diabetic Eye Health Check, Treatment for Glaucoma, Cataract evaluation, Eye Muscle problems, Eye Diseases or Injuries, we strive to make your visit to us a positive experience. Whatever your eye treatment needs are, and whatever surgical procedures you seek, whether it be LASIK or LASER Cataract Surgery with premium MULTIFOCAL and ASTIGMATIC Intraocular lens or LASER Cosmetic procedures, our team is committed to serving you with the best professional care and expertise, and we will work very hard to make sure that you not only are able to achieve the best possible vision but that you will come away satisfied with our care.

From our capable Administrative Assistant, Office Managers and Supervisors to our helpful front office staff, and from our experienced and caring technicians and opticians to our excellent nurses, each one has caught the Vision of providing a Center of Excellence where our patients are their #1 priority. At Tin Laser Vision Center, our philosophy is "Caring for your Vision, Caring for You". Whether you are looking for a specialized procedure, an individualized treatment, or just any of the vision services we offer at Tin Laser Vision Center, we are committed to offering you the finest in patient care.


Pe Than Tin, MD, FACS, Founder & Medical Director of Tin Laser Vision, is one of the Southeast's most Experienced Surgeons. He is well known for his Compassionate Care for his patients as well as for his innovative surgical finesse and excellent results. Dr. Tin has been performing Eye Surgery since 1967 when he was with the World Health Organization Eye Campaign.

He graduated from the Institute of Medicine in Rangoon and worked as a comprehensive general physician and surgeon before he joined the World Health Eye Organization.. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and began his private practice in Chattanooga in 1978, later expanding his practice into the North Georgia area from his satellite office in Ft Oglethorpe. Dr. Tin is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and is a long time member of many prestigious medical organizations. He was recognized by the Chattanooga & Hamilton County Medical Society for his long term membership and commitment as well as his years of medical contribution to the community. He has also given his services to many medical missions performing surgical procedures in extremely under privileged areas.

A leader in his field, Dr Tin has shared his surgical expertise, including LASIK and LASER Cosmetic Eye Lid & Brow Surgery, LASER Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery, Corneal Transplants and other surgeries with many of his colleagues. He has given much to the Chattanooga community as the designated Micro Skills Surgical Instructor for the Eye Residency Program in Chattanooga, a voluntary position which he held for over 21 years.

Dr. Tin uses the most recent technology available in LASER Cataract with Multifocal & Toric Intraocular Lens, LASER Corrective Eye Lid and Brow Surgery and Comprehensive LASER Vision Correction for Distance, Near and Astigmatism.. Always on the cutting edge, he keeps up with the latest procedures that are now being performed for both near and distance vision. Dr Tin continues his research into new developments. He has served as an adjunct investigator in a select group of U.S. surgeons for the FDA, providing data for the LASIK procedure before it was approved in the USA. Dr. Tin and his medical team provide you with the highest level of patient care, along with the latest technology.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Cataract & Refractive Society, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Chattanooga & Hamilton County Medical Association, the Better Business Bureau and other prestigious organization and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is married to his wife of 50 years and has two children and two granddaughters. He serves as a deacon at his local church.


Nita Tin, BA, COE Practice Administrator & Co-Founder of Tin Laser Vision Center & the Aesthetic & Wellness Spa, has worked alongside Dr Tin since 1978. She is the Secretary for the Corporation and is the COO and CFO for the Practice, and brings a wealth of knowledge in her 35 years as Administrator. She graduated from High School with Emphasis in Physics, Chemistry and History, and as an undergraduate in the University of Rangoon she majored in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, qualifying for Medical School and placing 13th in the nation of Burma. Nita chose however to pursue English Literature and Language, and received her BA degree cum laude tying 1st place with a classmate who went on to be an Ambassador for their country. She is an avid writer, speaker and teacher, speaking at civic and community organizations and in schools and churches.

Nita Tin is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, the American Society of Ophthalmic Executives, the Scenic City Womens' Network and many other organizations. She has used her strengths in strategic planning to singlehandedly bring the practice to the prominent place it occupies in its service to the community. Always working in the background, she took on the task of clinical supervisor in 2010, working closely with the patients as Dr Tin's chair-side assistant and with her multitasking abilities, charisma and gift of encouragement, she has totally organized and brought into fruition an entire team (whom she addresses as "sweethearts"), committed not only to the total care of the patients but selflessly committed to each other.


Susan Hargis, Licensed Massage Therapist & Wellness Technician and our Nurturing and Caring Spa Director, joined Tin Laser Vision Center in January of 2000, bringing with her 22 years of experience as a Massage Therapist. She began working in Physical Therapy as a technician in Michigan in 1981, before moving locally into the Chattanooga area. Susan graduated from the Tennessee Institute of Healing Art’s in 1991. She became licensed as a Massage Therapist in Tennessee in 1996, and as the practice of Tin Laser vision Center began growing in the Ft Oglethorpe area, Susan became licensed in Georgia in 2008. In 1996 and 1997, Susan was certified in Endermologie and in the use of the Silhouette Machine for the massage based Cellulite therapy.

Working as the Aesthetic Director under Dr. Tin the Medical Director of Tin Laser Vision Center and the Aesthetic and Wellness Spa, she later became certified as a Laser Technician through the ESC Sharplan/Lumenis & Cutera laser manufacturers in 2000. Susan uses the Lumenis ONE – Multi-Laser Technology for Photo Rejuvenation, Hair & Vein Removal with IPL and ND-yag Lasers, the advanced laser light treatments for the dramatic improvements to multiple skin imperfections such as spider veins, age spots, sun damage, ruddy complexion & unwanted hair.

Susan draws from her vast experience as a massage therapist and uses her healing touch not only in the relaxing, rejuvenating, sports, pregnancy, hot stones, body wraps, aromatherapy massages, but integrates her wide experience in the Med-Spa Facials that she custom designs for her patients, using medical grade skin care products for the young, medium and mature skin. More recently in 2008, she was certified in Integrative Reflexology, a holistic based modality used to treat the entire body through the feet. Susan is a joy and a blessing both to her patients and to those around her, and a wonderful asset to Tin Laser Vision Center and the Aesthetic and Wellness Spa.

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