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Our team of ophthalmologists and optometrists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute treat a wide array of eye diseases that affect eye health and vision. We offer comprehensive care that includes primary eye care, vision screening, surgeries for conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts, and other treatments and surgeries for disorders of the eye.  

Conditions We Treat

We treat the full range of disorders affecting the eye, including:

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cornea infections and trauma
  • Degenerative corneal diseases
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Low vision
  • Macular degeneration
  • Myopia
  • Orbital diseases
  • Orbital fractures
  • Presbyopia
  • Ptosis
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinal detachment and tears

Eye Institute: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Experienced doctors: The members of our team of doctors and surgeons are nationally recognized as leading experts in their field. With extensive specialized training, they are uniquely prepared to diagnose, treat and manage the full spectrum of eye diseases and disorders.
  • A team approach: At Vanderbilt, we work together to ensure you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines. to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.
  • Advanced technology: We use the latest technologies and techniques to give you the best possible care for your eyes and your vision.
  • Clinical trials: We offer access to clinical trials that are investigating new and better treatments for cornea diseases, retina diseases and other conditions.
  • Expert second opinions: We provide second opinions to help you make more informed and confident decisions. Our informed opinion takes your medical history, tests, treatments and personal preferences into account.
  • Accessible care: Many of our specialists see patients in a variety of community-based locations, bringing our top-notch care closer to home.

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Corneal transplants
  • Corrective lens fitting
  • Minimally invasive laser surgery for glaucoma
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Vision screening
  • Vitrectomy


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Ave.
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-2020
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Bowling Green, KY
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Downing McPeak
1403 Andrea St.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(615) 936-2020
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Carthage
300 Hospital Drive
Carthage, TN 37030
(800) 636-3937
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Cookeville
600 Veterans Drive, Suite A
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 372-1994
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067
Adult care: (615) 791-0060
Pediatric care: (615) 936-1034
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Hendersonville
305 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 240
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Adult care: (615) 865-1860
Pediatric care: (615) 936-1034
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lebanon
1670 W. Main St., Suite 100
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 453-5155
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lawrenceburg
726 N. Locust Ave.
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lewisburg
815 E. Commerce St.
Lewisburg, TN 37091
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Murfreesboro
1821 Heritage Park Plaza, Unit 1 & 2
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 936-2020
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Smithville
518 W. Main St.
Smithville, TN 37166
(800) 636-3937
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Spring Hill
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Spring Hill
1003 Reserve Blvd., Suite 320
Spring Hill, TN 37174
(931) 486-0022
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Tullahoma
1100 N. Jackson St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388
(615) 936-2020
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Refer a Patient

To refer a patient to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, call (615) 936-2020.