The Tennessee Lions Eye Center at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute offers general and specialty eye care for children from birth through 18 years. We know that children — and their eyes — have special needs when it comes to medical care.
In Children's Hospital, we have state-of-the-art operating rooms dedicated to eye patients. These rooms are staffed by pediatric specialists and nurses trained in eye care.
The Eye Center operates an outreach program that provides free vision screening to identify young children with eye problems. With the volunteer efforts of Lions Club members across Tennessee, we screen more than 30,000 pre-school children each year.
Children who do not have other health problems should have a vision screening at their annual physical. Other screenings may occur in day care or pre-school. If your child is referred from a screening, a doctor experienced in treating children’s eyes should evaluate him or her.
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