Eye problems — they're not kid's stuff.
The Tennessee Lions Eye Center at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute offers general and specialty eye care for children from birth through 18 years.
Children who need eye surgery are treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. 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.
Children who do not have other health problems should have a vision screening at their yearly 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.
Project PAVE is a statewide program, funded by the state of Tennessee and dedicated to providing children with low vision the care and the resources they need. The Vanderbilt Eye Institute runs Project PAVE. The Institute provides vision evaluations and recommends prescriptions or other devices based on those evaluations. For more information on Project PAVE, click here.