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Tennessee Lions Vision Screening

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 the Lions Club members across the state of Tennessee, has an Outreach Program that provides free vision screening to identify children with eye problems.

Our vision-screening program

The Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Children’s Hospital trains Lions Volunteers to screen your child (age one through five) for vision problems.

We use two child-friendly instruments for vision screening: The MTI Photoscreener and the Welch Allyn SureSight. Each instrument will detect vision problems that could potentially cause amblyopia (lazy eye).

The trained Tennessee Lions Club volunteers will come to your local facility, such as day care, Sunday school, and Head Start, to conduct the free screening. We evaluate screening results and return them to the screening location. 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.


Get details on the development and funding of the Outreach Program.

What makes us unique?

The Tennessee Lions Outreach Program offers complete vision screening and follow-up.


Get involved in the vision-screening process. Meet some of our wonderful Lions Volunteers. Visit this page for upcoming training sessions.


For more technical information, view abstracts and publications on the TLEC vision-screening program.

Last Edited: March 29, 2017
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