PAVE Program

Project PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) works with local education agencies and the Tennessee School for the Blind to meet the visual needs of patients, ages 3 through 21, who have low vision. Low vision is a reduction of eyesight caused by eye conditions or diseases. It is not correctable with medication, glasses, contact lenses or surgery.

With funding from the Tennessee Department of Education, our team provides low-vision evaluations, optical devices, instruction and technical assistance, all at no cost to Tennessee families. Together, we help young patients gain visual independence and continue their education to the best of their ability.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Deepa Chandrasekaran
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Deepa ChandrasekaranOD

    Blurred Vision, Dry Eye, Watery, Itchy, Allergies, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Routine Eye Exam, Glasses, Contact Lens
Lori Ann F. Kehler
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Lori Ann F. KehlerOD

    Blurred Vision, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Routine Eye Exam, Glasses, Contact Lens

Why Choose PAVE Program at Vanderbilt

  • Depth of expertise

    For more than 20 years, Project PAVE has provided young patients with low vision access to optical devices and training.

  • Top experts

    Our specialists are uniquely qualified to evaluate visual impairment and make tailored treatment recommendations.

  • Collaborative care

    Our team works closely with your child’s local Teacher of the Visually Impaired.

Tests, Treatments and Services

Our services are meant to be an addition to, not a replacement for, primary eye care. Services include:

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    Low vision assessments
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    Optical device prescriptions
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    Instruction and support for optical devices

Location

2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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