It is estimated that three percent of Tennessee's 1.2 million children have some type of eye problem other than a need for glasses.
The Tennessee Lions Eye Center, with the help of Lions Club members across the state of Tennessee, has an outreach program providing free vision screening to identify children with eye problems.
Medical vision conditions we most commonly identify in this program include: amblyopia, anisometropia, astigmatism, cataracts, farsightedness, media opacity, nearsightedness, and strabismus.
Why Choose the Free Tennessee Lions Club Vision Screening?
- Convenient care
The trained Tennessee Lions Club volunteers will come to your local facility, such as day cares, Sunday schools, or Head Start, to conduct free screenings. We evaluate screening results and return them to the screening location.
- Easy referrals
If your child is referred with a potential vision problem, you will receive a parent to-do list and a list of eye care professionals in your area who are familiar with our program and are able to evaluate your child.
- Child-friendly equipment
We use two child-friendly instruments for vision screening: The MTI Photoscreener and the Welch Allyn SureSight. Each instrument can detect vision problems that could potentially cause amblyopia (lazy eye).
- Volunteer team
The Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Children’s Hospital trains Lions Volunteers to screen your child (age 1 through 5) for vision problems.