Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute's doctors and nurses are highly trained in caring for children's eyes and vision. Our specialized team provides surgery to treat children and teenagers who have cataracts, crossed eyes or intraocular tumors.

In partnership with The Tennessee Lions Club, we also evaluate and treat children who fail routine vision screenings.

Through Project PAVE we provide comprehensive clinical low vision services to children ages 3 to 21 in local education agencies (LEAs) of Tennessee and the Tennessee School for the Blind.

Call (615) 936-1034 for appointments or referral information for our locations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Franklin, Murfreesboro and Hendersonville.

    Conditions We Treat

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      Albinism
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      Amblyopia
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      Brown syndrome
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      Cataracts
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      Conjunctivitis
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      Cortical visual impairment
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      Chalazion/hordeolum
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      Dermoid cyst

    Meet Your Care Team

    Sean P. Donahue
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    Sean P. DonahueMD, PhD

      Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Nancy M. Benegas
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    Nancy M. BenegasMD

      Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Meghan S. Flemmons
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    Meghan S. FlemmonsMD

      Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Sapna S. Gangaputra
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    Sapna S. GangaputraMD, MPH

      Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Stephanie H. Jian
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    Stephanie H. JianOD

      Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Karla J. Johns
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    Karla J. JohnsMD

      Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    Why Choose Pediatric Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt

    • Expert care

      Vanderbilt's eye care team includes seven doctors fellowship-trained in pediatric ophthalmology and three doctors trained in pediatric optometry. Our team also includes ophthalmology subspecialists with expertise in pediatric retina, glaucoma, uveitis, cornea and oculoplastics. We have the most training of any pediatric eye care team within 200 miles of Middle Tennessee.

    • Convenient care

      Our expertise and convenient locations mean your child receives outstanding care, close to home.

    • Experienced care

      Our doctors perform a high number of eye-muscle surgery to correct strabismus. Your child receives the best possible care before, during and after surgery.

    What to Expect at Your Child's Eye Exam Visit

    Locations (5)

    4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
    Franklin, TN 37067
    Today's hours:Closed
    1821 Heritage Park Plaza, Unit 1 & 2
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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    1670 West Main Street, Suite 100
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    305 Indian Lake Boulevard, Suite 240
    Hendersonville, TN 37075

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