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Low Vision Services for Students

Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Providing Access to the Visual Environment (V-PAVE) helps students with low vision in the Middle Tennessee area to obtain the visual aides and services they need to succeed in the classroom. 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 Vanderbilt Eye Institute, our team provides low-vision evaluations, optical devices, instruction and technical assistance, all at no cost to eligible 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

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
Joshua L. Robinson
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Joshua L. RobinsonOD

    Blurred Vision, Ophthalmology

Why Choose V-PAVE

  • Depth of expertise

    For more than 20 years, V-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

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